Everyone, from Amazon to Google to Martha Stewart, has been lauding the benefits we'll all reap by the use of drones, and there's a gold rush on to cash in on the technology. But beware: The trend has all the hallmarks of a bubble-in-the-making, the contemporary equivalent of that symbol of the excess of the millennial tech bubble, the now-defunct Pets.com.
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It's been nearly four years since Microsoft first released Windows Phone, and what it has gotten after many millions of dollars in development and marketing costs, plus its $US7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia, is this: a worldwide smartphone market share of less than 3 per cent. And that number has been going down, not up.
Alan Mulally is a savvy manager and a smart engineer. But Microsoft's big problem is vision, and that's where Mulally falls short.
There are increasing calls for Microsoft to sell off Bing and walk away from mobile. Would those moves be good in the long term?
The preview of Windows 8.1 reveals an operating system that corrects many, but not all, of its previous mistakes.
Windows 8 isn't even <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/245374/windows_8_beta_expected_in_early_2012.html">in beta yet</a>, but IDC is already predicting that very few PC owners will upgrade from Windows 7 to it. And that's just for a start -- the company also predicts that <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/245221/5_ways_microsoft_can_make_windows_8_tablets_a_hit.html">Windows 8 tablets</a> look to be a bust as well.Those predictions are contained in a new report, <a href="http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=231593">"Worldwide System Infrastructure Software 2012 Top 10 Predictions."</a>
It's rare that a single technology can reduce expenses, help deliver better care, decrease the time patients spend in hospitals, and save time for healthcare professionals.