Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 4 Jan 2011.
Don't get me started on Apple's overhyped and over priced crap, LOL.
UK MPs slam "immoral" Microsoft, Google, Yahoo stance
THE FOREIGN AFFAIRS committee in the UK House of Commons has laid into Google, Microsoft and Yahoo for collaborating with Chinese authorities to censor and police the Internet.
ok its not killing babies or using death squads
Is that the same government who object to Wikileaks?
While I do admit that Microsoft is admittedly anti-competitive in it's practices (browser wars for one) that isn't surprising. Most companies aim to eliminate the competition, it's a dog eat dog world there.
With that in mind, if you can name one company that DESIRES competition, I will be surprised. Nvidia, AMD, ATi, Intel, you name it, they all compete to eliminate the competition. I'm not trying to justify Microsoft, but it isn't surprsing that they would attempt anti-competitive practices.
In terms of the worst tech arena for anti-competitive practices, look no further than ISPs.
While the UK government is agonising over Microsoft's monopoly practices it is wholeheartedly endorsing --and even facilitating-- Rupert Murdoch in buying up the whole news media show. And if we want to talk unconscionable business practices, have a gander at BAE.
Would Murdoch owning more of sky than he does honestly make a difference?
Would Microsoft shipping their OS with their own browser honestly make a difference?
I'm more interested in how i'm supposed to say the name of the Asus device in all honesty...
Ballmer hints at Microsoft Kinect for PC "We'll make that announcement when the time is right"
It looks like Microsoft has decided to let us all develope whatever we like for Kinect:-
BBC News site
"Microsoft is to open up its Xbox Kinect technology to allow amateur software developers to experiment with it.
The company is to release a software development kit in the spring, which will give developers access to the secrets behind the technology.
For now it will only be for personal use, but Microsoft says it will release a commercial version in due course.
Kinect, which turns the player's body into a game controller, has been a big hit since it launched last November.
It has already captured the imagination of the hacker community, which has been demonstrating various uses for the technology, including 3D photography.
Microsoft is hoping that an army of smarter developers will now find more ways to take Kinect to the next level.
"As breakthrough technologies like these reach scale, the resulting creativity and invention will open up a whole new world of possibilities for computing," said Craig Mundie, Microsoft's chief research and strategy officer.
The announcement was made during an open day at Microsoft's research centre near Seattle.
The company is hoping that the success of Kinect, developed by its own scientists, can give it a greater presence in the home entertainment field."
Nice one Microsoft!
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