An interesting little week for Microsoft, with almost all attention shifted towards what’s next for the Windows 10 Technical Preview that was released at the start of this month. Other than that, it was business as usual for the technology giant, with rumors, reports and releases. Here is a look at some of the bigger...

Oh, come on, Mr. Schmidt! The current chairman of Google wrote a very lengthy blog post recently, where, among other things, he revealed that Amazon is their biggest search competitor. Not Bing or Yahoo, or even (potentially) Facebook. Eric Schmidt used the occasion to argue that Google is not a monopoly in Europe. He...

Google’s public face, Eric Schmidt is not someone that is easily surprised, or amazed for that matter. But the technology industry has the tendency to shock even the most experienced of campaigners. And when you are talking about the recent shift towards mobile computing, surprises are a daily deal. In his speech at...

Google and Microsoft have recently locked horns on almost all technological fronts, from search engines to operating systems, cloud computing to hardware and everything in between. And it stands to reason that both technology giants are the fiercest of rivals. But while Google has taken up a quiet (and some may say...

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, in a recent interview with Bloomberg declared that Android’s undeclared war with iOS is pretty much over … and his side won. The key to the victory, he said, is massive demand for Android-based smartphones, that category being the fastest-growing part of the computing market. In the 3rd...

After the bombastic confirmation of Surface Pro last week, these were a relatively quiet five days for Microsoft — at least by its own standards. Its promotion of Surface RT gathered pace and Windows Store continued its growth with new apps, large and small. Here’s what mattered the most: Promotion of the Week After...

Remember the movie About Schmidt, eh? The 57-year-old Eric Schmidt still does not see Microsoft as a viable player in the new technology landscape. He has placed Microsoft out of his “Gang of Four”, a group of companies which he believes matter the most in the consumer technology industry. The current executive...

Wow Eric, how do you really feel? In an interview with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher in New York the other day, the Google exec made some really catty and biting remarks. Samples: Mossberg: Two years ago we talked to you and you brought up this “Gang of Four” idea. The most influential tech companies. Please expand...

The quote of the day comes from Eric Schmidt – the executive chairman of Google. “Steve Jobs was the Michelangelo of our time. A friend of mine and a unique character, able to combine creativity and visionary genius with an extraordinary engineering ability. Sometimes you find people who have one thing or another. But...

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt snubbed Microsoft during an appearance this week at the D9 conference Rancho Palos Verdes, California. He referred to a so-called “gang of four,” high tech companies that were driving innovation and growing astronomically as a result. These companies include his company, Google, as well as...