Small Look Behind the Numbers

Streaming Music Numbers   The streaming firm clocked 40 million ‘Premium’ subscribers in September 2016, having hit the 30 million mark in March, so the growth rate has continued to be fairly consistent. Aside from its $9.99 paid plan, Spotify also offers a more limited free option that it monetizes via ads. Back in […]

A Way To Get Around Slim Margins for PC and Phone OEMs?

After Lenovo’s week from hell, I have been thinking on ways for Microsoft to get their partners to make computers without the cruft that makes these machines unusable and unsafe.  How about Microsoft shares store revenue with manufacturers that install a clean version of Windows for their users?  If you can tell Lenovo and HP […]

Two Images That Show Off the New Microsoft

Frank Shaw, head of communications at Microsoft, tweeted this:   Home screens everywhere, unite! Msft apps/services being used/loved by people wherever they are, on all their devices — Frank X. Shaw (@fxshaw) February 12, 2015   I do see that the individual Office apps are running on an Android phone.  This would be an […]