Its cloud division is still running behind the likes of Amazon and Microsoft, bringing in $2.6 billion in the quarter. In its most recent quarter, Microsoft (MSFT) made $11.9 billion from its Intelligent Cloud business, which includes its Azure Platform.
-- Daniel Howley, Yahoo Finance
So Microsoft wanted to send very strong encryption around the world in software you could buy for 50 bucks. That meant that Microsoft and NSA were on a collision path over whether to allow the widespread use of really strong encryption.
-- CyberInsecurity News
Surely I'm not the only one who's a bit burned-out on the subscription revenue model that's been sweeping tech, for the past few years?
At its Inspire partner event earlier this year, the company said that it wanted to target "professional consumers" by offering software and services to enhance their "Modern Life and Devices." The meaning of this is not entirely clear
-- Peter Bright
Other than my son's three (yes three!) Xbox consoles, there's not a lot that the company can do, to enhance my life. Microsoft will be happy to know that my company is a Google shop (hook, line & sinker!), but my group continues to use Outlook and Office, in defiance of the corporate goons. My home life is not nearly as set in its ways. Oldest daughter uses Google Docs for school, and I have Office on the "family" PC.
Subscription models may make sense in the corporate world, but for consumers? It's a bad deal. How are those cable subscriptions going?