Why Microsoft should buy HP’s PC business

October 27, 2011

Why Microsoft should buy HP’s PC business On ZDNet, Robin Harris provides the rationale for this idea. “As PCs become business tools and casual users move to tablets, quality is more and more important. But PC vendors don’t have the money to invest in quality. They can’t afford the CNC machines that mill Mac and iPad cases. They can’t afford to buy companies – like Siri and fabless semiconductor houses – that have innovative technology that needs nurturing and a platform,” Harris writes. What’s your opinion? 

Google won’t face Oracle in court until next year On The Register, Brid-Aine Parnell gives the update. “The judge is proposing that the case be heard in three phases in front of the same jury, with phase one dealing with copyright claims, phase two hearing the arguments on patents and then phase three taking care of all other issues, including damages and wilfulness,” Parnell writes. What’s your opinion? 

Microsoft Dynamics CRM online update adds social networking On Talkin’ Cloud, reports on the November update. ” Those social collaboration features are essentially what you’ve come to expect from a SaaS product in 2011: activity feeds (read: Facebook newsfeeds), micro-blogging (read: status updates), conversations (read: comments), automated activity updates (read: application wallposts), and a social-focused Windows Phone 7 app, according to the press release,” he writes. What’s your opinion? 

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Harmeet Singh
Harmeet Singh
Harmeet reports on channel partner programs, new technologies and products and other issues relevant to Canada's channel community. She also contributes as a video journalist, providing content for the site's original streaming video. Harmeet is a graduate of the Carleton University School of Journalism.

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