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Microsoft Surface: One sentence opinions from the mobile industry’s executives and influencers

This afternoon The Verge broke the pricing news of Microsoft’s Surface tablet device. I have my own rather strong opinions but wanted to check those of the MIR audience first. I sent a note out to the MIR insiders subscribed to our TinyLetter newsletter asking for one-sentence perspectives. (I’ve only used first names to protect […]

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Acer should start innovating and stop complaining

I had to smile at this series of points from Acer’s top man into today’s FT regarding the impending launch of Microsoft’s Surface: Acer, the world’s fourth largest computer manufacturer by shipments, has attacked Microsoft’s planned move into tablets, highlighting the growing rift between the software company and its former allies among PC makers. JT […]

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Why the Microsoft Surface tablet is brilliant news for everyone

Well then. That took us all by surprise didn’t it? Last week’s keynote from Microsoft announcing their Microsoft Surface tablet strategy was unexpected. We should be clear, though: Of course Microsoft has been looking at tablets. Of course. Tablets (or, quite frankly, “iPads”) are one of the biggest trends in technology right now. Microsoft couldn’t […]

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Chevron for WP7 should get geek heads turning

Microsoft smartly jumped straight into bed with the team of developers who got together to try and make it easy to hack (or, to install unsigned applications on) their Windows Phone devices. Instead of making it a total flipping nightmare for users, it’s actually going to be rather simple. Here’s the Chevron team with more […]

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James Whatley on the importance of ecosystems

Whatley is back this week with his perspective on ecosystems — a word that’s increasingly being integrated into the marketing communications of almost every key player in the marketplace. Years back, an ecosystem meant having a few developers knock out some expensive and rather limited third-party apps. Nowadays the term has much wider connotations. Over […]

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Anyone fancy the deal to build 300 apps for Nokia?

I’m sure there’s a lot of executives reading who wouldn’t mind the contract to build 300 apps for Nokia. Alas the opportunity has been snapped up by Canadian firm, Polar Mobile. Congratulations chaps. The focus for Polar is obviously Windows Phone — and this news demonstrates Nokia isn’t hanging around. Microsoft has already made good […]

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