So here I am wandering through the Microsoft Store in order to see what Black Friday bargains I can recommend to my readers. I saw that the upgrade from XP, Vista and Windows 7 to Windows Pro was still the same (no discounts!) at $39.99 online and $69.99 for a CD.   What, I thought, would an upgrade from Windows 8 to...

OK, this is not too good for the Redmond team.  A brand new ad for the just released Nokia Lumia 920 running Windows Phone 8 has a guy – “Ben” – with the Lumia, going up against an Android phone. They both take a video of the soccer dad’s “child” playing soccer and the Nokia Lumia trounces the Android phone in this  “Meet...

I usually don’t go off on tangents here but this is absolutely ridiculous. Zynga, the maker of CityVille and FarmVille maker apparently wishes it hadn’t given out so many stock options to employees on the verge of their potentially huge IPO. The Wall Street Journal reported today that Zynga CEO Mark Pincus, along with...