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Outgoing Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has always been a speaker and performer like no other — his absolute enthusiasm for his company is electric in person, turning ordinary corporate events into raw displays of emotion that are often criticized but never forgotten.
That energy was on full display earlier this week, as Ballmer led his last Microsoft employee meeting as CEO — he’s announced his plan to step down within 12 months, and the search for a new chief executive is currently underway. And while earlier reports hinted at the intensity of Ballmer’s feelings during his speech, The Verge has obtained exclusive video of Ballmer’s final moments on stage. It powerful and touching footage — one of the most influential men in the…
Goodbye Nexus 4, hello new PayPal, Twitter all the things! This week Joe Hindy takes a look at some huge updates to PayPal, says goodbye to the Nexus 4 8GB, …
This is ‘Goodbye, my brothers’, a series of super sad Ninja Turtle fan art by Joao Pires. And not super sad like they look like they were drawn by a preschooler, super sad like, crying sad. Each depicts one of the turtles mourning the loss of his brothers. Which, personally, I don’t even want to think about. But if one had to go I definitely wouldn’t miss Donatello as much as the others.
Hit the jump for the other three.
Harry McCracken is calling it: the era of the PC magazine is over. PCWorld announced Wednesday that after 30 years in print the issue on stands now will be its last. McCracken, who worked at PCWorld from 1994 to 2008 as both an editor and a writer, has written what is essentially an obituary for the general-interest PC magazine for his new workplace, Time magazine. If you’re not familiar with PCWorld, it could be considered the Sports Illustrated of PC magazines in the 1980s. But while it’s leaving print, the publication will live on as a website and digital magazine.
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BT’s got much more important things to do than fill in the gaps in its fiber broadband protection, like blowing around & pound; 10 million ($ 15 million) on buying ESPN’s UK and Ireland stations from Disney. BT is trying to take on Sky on sporting rights, and requires a stations to broadcast 38 Premier League games a year for the next 3 years– which cost the phone business & pound; 738 million ($ 1.1 billion). At the same time, ESPN is shuttering ESPN Classic, the satellite stations devoted to revealing classic sporting events complimentary of cost. Generally speaking, BT just understands ways to brighten our Mondays.
Sony Mobile’s top-tier Xperia Z may have been one of CES’s most pleasant non-surprises (seriously, is there anyone Sony didn’t brief about that thing?), and it turns out that the company’s future efforts may be more of the same. According to a recent CNET interview with Xperia Product Manager Stephen Sneeden, Sony is contemplating leaving the entry-level smartphone market to other companies.
“We’re ready to be a premium smartphone provider, logically then, at the very entry level is where you lose the ‘Sonyness,’” Sneeden told CNET.
Should Sony really give this plan a go, they’ll be treading on well-worn ground. HTC announced its own intention to focus on producing a smaller number of quality smartphones nearly one year ago exactly, though it hasn’t been without its problems. The Taiwanese company’s strong hardware releases belie its recent sketchy financial performance. Motorola Mobility also intimated that it would take a similar route, and these days murmurs of a high-end X Phone currently under development at MM continue to make headlines. We’ll soon see if CEO (and former Googler) Dennis Woodside sticks to his guns, as the company makes its transition, but in any case, it may be that Sony’s potential plans may end up doing more harm than good if enough companies decide to take a similar tack.
If all goes according to plan, Sony hopes to be uttered in the same smartphone breath as Samsung and Apple within the next two years. I’m not entirely convinced that Sony would be able to make strides that great even if these two years go off without a hitch, but perhaps the company is owed the benefit of the doubt. After all, they’re clearly pretty damn good at crafting great smartphones when they feel like it; I was generally fond of the Xperia ion, and devices like Z have managed to excite some people in ways Sony has rarely been able to do with a smartphone. This move could be just what the doctor ordered, but I have a feeling it’ll be some time before Sony officially makes up its mind.
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Sony Mobile ’ s top-tier Xperia Z may have been one of CES ’ s most enjoyable non-surprises (seriously, is there anybody Sony didn ’ t brief about that thing?), and it turns out that the business ’ s future efforts could be even more of the exact same. According to a recent CNET meeting with Xperia Product Manager Stephen Sneeden, Sony is considering leaving the entry-level smartphone market to other business.
“ We ’ re ready to be a premium smartphone service provider, logically then, at the extremely entry level is where you lose the ‘ Sonyness, ’ ” Sneeden informed CNET.
Should Sony actually offer this strategy a go, they ’ ll be treading on well-worn ground. HTC revealed its very own purpose to concentrate on producing a smaller number of quality smartphones nearly one year ago precisely, though it hasn ’ t been without its problems. The Taiwanese business ’ s strong hardware releases belie its current questionable financial performance. Motorola Mobility additionally intimated that it would take a comparable path, and these days murmurs of a high-end X Phone currently under advancement at MM remain to make headings. We ’ ll soon see if CEO (and former Googler) Dennis Woodside adheres to his weapons, as the company makes its shift, however in any case, it might be that Sony ’ s prospective strategies could wind up doing even more harm than great if sufficient companies decide to take a similar tack.
If all goes according to plan, Sony wishes to be said in the same smartphone breath as Samsung and Apple within the next 2 years. I ’ m not totally convinced that Sony would have the ability to make strides that excellent even if these two years go off without a hitch, however maybe the business is owed the advantage of the doubt. After all, they ’ re plainly fairly damn good at crafting terrific smartphones when they seem like it; I was generally fond of the Xperia ion, and devices like Z have actually handled to excite some people in ways Sony has seldom been able to finish with a smartphone. This move could be simply exactly what the doctor purchased, however I have a sensation it ’ ll be time prior to Sony officially comprises its mind.