July 15, 2011
Rachel King reports on the potential product.
“Nerdberry is reporting that RIM is developing a BlackBerry OS-based media box similar to Apple’s set-top box that will be dubbed as the “BlackBerry Cyclone.” Expected features include HDMI, Wi-Fi connectivity, and access to Netflix, YouTube and more unspecified channels.”
The VAR Guy
The VAR Guy reports on why it’s not over for Microsoft.
“The real challenge: Microsoft is so freakin’ large. The company’s annual revenues grew to $62.4 billion in 2010, up from $44 billion in 2006. With such large numbers in play it’s sometimes easy to overlook hot growth areas — such as SharePoint, Lync and Dynamics. And the channel media — including The VAR Guy — sometimes spends too much time focused on sexy devices rather than business applications.”
Matthew Weinberger reports on the giant’s earnings.
“Not mentioned anywhere in that statement? Google Apps. It could account for the entirety of that 3 per cent — or $270 million — not represented by search and ads, but there’s no way to be sure — Google has its fingers in many pies.”