Good old Bill is in the news again. Forbes just released their rich list for the year, and Bill Gates ended up being the richest individual on it for the sixteenth time. Buoyed, of course, by the good fortunes of the Microsoft stock that he owns. Shares of the Redmond based technology giant have been on an upwards...

Ranking are rankings, right? Lists like this are mostly about perception. Still, Microsoft, thanks to its recent investments and enhanced focus on cloud and hardware, has found a place at the top. It has been listed as the second most valuable brand in the world — just behind Apple. Forbes has compiled this list,...

Bill Gates has just completed a significant milestone. According to this year’s list by Forbes, Microsoft’s co-founder has remained the richest person in the United States for 20 consecutive years. Gates finds himself leading the charts in the annual list of the richest people in the United States, with a net worth...

Larry Magid at Forbes has an opinion about the Microsoft Surface Pro. Here’s some of the review: As a tablet, it works well, although at 2 pounds without a physical keyboard, it’s heavier than the 1.44 pound iPad with Retina display. I like Microsoft’s onscreen keyboard and agree that the Windows 8 tiles interface...

I saw this article on Forbes and I thought the author had a pretty profound and eloquent quote. Whether you agree or not, it’s an interesting quote. From Tim Worstall – Forbes contributor: I could argue this from an entirely personal perspective. Sure, I use a computer as the essential tool for making my daily bread and...

I just read a great article in Forbes where they interview Steve Ballmer. It’s a pretty nuanced and balanced portrayal of the CEO of Microsoft. Some choice quotes: Will Microsoft be disrupted? I don’t know.  So far we’ve done a pretty good job of avoiding it.  It doesn’t mean we’ve done a perfect job, doesn’t mean...

Interesting video from Eric Savitz at Forbes. He discusses what the Microsoft Surface really means about Microsoft going forward and his thoughts about Microsoft potentially acquiring mobile phone company Nokia. I still personally think RIM would make more sense but that’s just me. Here’s the...

In a recent article in Forbes, the author seems to be super confident about Microsoft and Intel’s outlook going forward. It struck me as pretty upbeat in a sea of negative press about Microsoft and Windows 8. Some quotes from the article: Intel and Microsoft are — finally — doing all the right things. If anyone was...