Welcome to part 4 of my series, The road to Windows 8. In the first part I talked about the BUILD conference. In the second part, I talked about what I believe to be the overall vision for Microsoft’s Windows 8. In the third part, I did a little video post talking about my impressions of the metro interface. In this...

Man, this is getting more and more interesting. First, we talked about Microsoft possibly trying to acquire a stake in Yahoo. The Wall Street Journal is now reporting that Google may also be looking at acquiring a substantial stake in the former search engine giant Yahoo. This would be substantially more difficult for...

So once in a while you’ll hear something or write a story and still not believe what you’re actually writing. This is one of those cases. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Microsoft is deep in negotiations to purchase a stake in the former search engine giant Yahoo. The curious part of this story is the fact...

Speaking to Liz Claman of Fox Business Network, Intel CEO Paul Otellini confirmed that “we have 11 companies shipping different SKUs, different models this Christmas.” He ticked off big-name computer makers such as Lenovo, Asus, Acer, Sony, Toshiba “and a few others.” When Intel introduces its next generation of...

Yahoo Microsoft OK Microsoft, things have been going well. Don’t screw it up now. There are reports that private-equity firm Silver Lake Partners is working with one of its investors, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, and Microsoft Corp. to put together a proposal to buy Yahoo Inc., people familiar with the...

Microsoft’s Phone President Andy Lees showed off three AT&T-branded Windows Phone 7 (Mango) phones today. This is an indication of some of the Windows Phones that will be coming out this holiday season. AT&T’s HTC Titan True to its name, the HTC Titan from AT&T has the biggest display of the bunch at 4.7 inches, which...

So the word on the street is that PC vendors like Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell reportedly plan to venture into the development of Microsoft’s Windows 8-based tablet PCs with the new models likely to be launched in the third quarter of 2012. Here’s the funny part. It seems that Windows 8 is now ironically more...

Hard to spin these numbers any other way – Massive success. Cell phone juggernaut Apple announced sales of its iPhone 4S have topped 4 million since the device made its global debut last Friday. The tally is more than double that of the iPhone 4 during its first three days of availability, says Apple marketing vice...

So, in this third part of my Road To Windows 8 series, I want to talk a little bit about the Windows 8 Metro interface. In the first part I talked about the BUILD conference. In the second part, I talk about what I believe to be the overall vision for Microsoft’s Windows 8. Now, let’s talk Metro style. For those who...

The Windows 8 Developer Preview can run on Microsoft Surface 1.0 Josh Blake from Infostrat does a demo of the Windows 8 developer preview running on Microsoft Surface 1.0 It’s a cool little video that seems to have been made in his living room or something but the demo clearly shows that he has Windows 8 running on his...