Microsoft’s big bet on Nokia hinges on execution: Analysts
The deal may be just about dusted and done, but the audacious move by Microsoft Corp to acquire Nokia Corp’s handset business, although generally lauded, still faces challenges, according to industry analysts. Edwin Yapp reports.
The Ballmer hate: In the end, he was only human
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, who has announced he will be resigning, has had to deal with unfair criticism of his leadership at times, but ultimately, the market will out, writes A. Asohan.
Microsoft CEO Ballmer to quit within a year, successor yet to be named
Microsoft Corp chief executive officer Steve Ballmer has announced his intention to retire within the next 12 months, after he has chosen his successor.
APAC smartphone sales up 74%, Microsoft takes No 3 spot globally
Asia Pacific, Latin America and Eastern Europe exhibited the highest smartphone growth rates of 74.1%, 55.7% and 31.6% respectively, according to Gartner Inc, while Microsoft edged out BlackBerry to take the No 3 spot.
ICT acronyms: What’s hot, what’s not
The ICT (there’s your first one) industry is notorious for its acronyms, but it pays to put some effort into coming up with proper ones, writes A. Asohan.
MDeC moves to address enterprise app white space
MDeC has set its sights on enterprise app market opportunities, announcing that the latest iteration of its app developer programme will focus on such apps and that it would also be conducting a baseline study of the market in Malaysia.
Microsoft-Oracle tie-up: ‘The enemy of my enemy is my friend’
The recent announcement that long-time rivals Microsoft and Oracle will collaborate like never before sent some shockwaves through the industry, writes Edwin Yapp.
AppsForAsia: Harnessing technology for society's sake
Digital News Asia's Edwin Yapp speaks to three winners of the Microsoft Malaysia and Asian Development Bank's recent AppsForAsia contest to find out what motivated them.
Surface RT launched in Malaysia, adoption remains a challenge
The launch of the much-anticipated Microsoft Surface RT in Malaysia recently was supposed to herald a new era in mobile computing for the company, but industry observers are not convinced that the market will embrace it openly, writes Edwin Yapp.
Inaugural AppsForAsia winners to represent nation in Delhi
Via the AppsForAsia program, a regional Microsoft-ADB collaboration that was held across five countries, three Malaysian teams will be showcasing their solutions and representing the country at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) 46th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors in Delhi, India from May 2 to 5.
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