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Microsoft Missing the Boat on Mobile?

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| Yesterday's Microsoft Watch had an incisive article about Microsoft's failure
| to compete in the mobile phone marketplace.
|
| [...]
|
| What do you bet that Microsoft comes up with a new "improved" release of XP
| Home that has features deliberately designed to block Chrome? This is, after
| all, what they did against Netscape in 1996, with Windows NT Workstation
| allowing no more than 10 TCP/IP connections so that it couldn't be used with
| Netscape web servers.
|
| But this kind of backward-looking, defensive competition doesn't do more than
| buy you time. Yes, Microsoft killed Netscape, but they missed the deeper,
| stronger competition that would come from true web applications like Google.
| The future is not like the past, and any strategy that is designed to protect
| the past will eventually fail.
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http://radar.oreilly.com/2008/09/mic...e-boat-on.html


Recent:

Windows Mobile misses annual shipment target

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| Lees, a veteran Microsoft executive who moved from the Server & Tools unit in
| February, attributed the lower-than-projected Windows Mobile sales to some
| devices coming to market slightly later than previously expected. He declined
| to say which ones.
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http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/m...asp?source=rss


Related:

Microsoft Hides Its Mobile and Business Apps Divisions

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| The company is folding its two worst-performing divisions -- Microsoft
| Business Solutions (its business applications unit) and its Mobile and
| Embedded units -- into the Microsoft Business Division and Microsoft Home
| and Entertainment units, respectively.
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http://www.microsoft-watch.com/artic...129TX1K0000535


Cryptome: NSA has access to Windows Mobile smartphones

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| First time in history Cryptome.org has released information about the
| characteristics of NSA’s network surveillance.
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http://blogs.securiteam.com/index.php/archives/1028
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