Microsoft, Time Warner and Yahoo! are on Nielsen//NetRatings top companies list for February 2005. Microsoft was the only company to break the 100 mln visitor mark with its properties, while Time Warner sites led the ranking by the time spent. Top 10 parent companies in February 2005 Rank Company Unique visitors, 000 Average time spent 1. Microsoft 106,509 1:56:20 2. Time Warner 95,744 5:05:43 3. Yahoo! 93,820 2:48:21 4. Google 70,460 0:35:57 5. United States Government 53,751 0:29:43 6. eBay 49,126 2:12:14 7. Amazon 36,392 0:22:04 8. InterActiveCorp 35,825 0:22:28 9. Real Networks 34,032 0:36:07 10. Walt Disney Internet Group 31,086 0:43:14 Source: Nielsen//NetRatings … [Read more...] about Top February parent companies: Microsoft, Time Warner, Yahoo!
Nielsen//NetRatings rounded up top Web parent companies for September 2005. Microsoft, Time Warner (with AOL) and Yahoo! owned the top-visited networks of sites in September 2005, followed by Google and eBay. However, when you take a look at the "stickiness" of the networks, AOL leads, followed by Yahoo!, Microsoft and eBay. On average, Internet users spent 47 minutes and 48 seconds on Google properties in September 2005. Top parent companies in September 2005 Rank Parent Company Audience, 000 Average time 1. Microsoft 108,129 2:08:46 2. Time Warner 100,073 5:01:48 3. Yahoo! 99,681 3:37:28 4. Google 81,584 0:47:48 5. eBay 57,831 2:00:34 6. United States Government 57,065 0:27:26 7. InterActiveCorp 52,802 0:26:39 8. Amazon 41,223 0:26:15 9. Real Networks 37,695 0:46:31 10. Walt Disney Internet Group 37,275 0:36:30 Source: Nielsen//NetRatings … [Read more...] about Top Web parent companies: Microsoft, Time Warner, Yahoo!
Under the headline Microsoft unveils VoIP-enabled phone platform, WindowsForDevices.com has a story about the hardware coming to market that's uses Microsoft's Windows XP Embedded-based "Response Point." According to the post: Microsoft last week unveiled a VoIP-enabled phone system software platform based on Windows XP Embedded. "Response Point," currently in beta, supports both IP- and traditional analog-based telephony, targets small businesses, and is expected ship this year in production devices from three vendors. The post has images of some of the devices that are expected from Quanta, D-Link, and Uniden. More importantly (at least I thought at first), it appeared to answer the one question that I forgot to come back to when I interviewed Microsoft's Unified Communications Group product manager Paul Duffy on video regarding the company's unveiling of the beta version of Office Communications Server 2007 and Office Communicator (the client side). In that interview, … [Read more...] about Two very different VoIP platforms. One company (Microsoft). Will the two ever meet?
Measuring a profit can be a complicated thing my accounting friends tell me. For example, Google, which controls Android, is certainly making money from it, but how much? But, what if you're making $444 million from Android and you actually didn't have to spend any money on research and development or programming? You'd be doing great wouldn't you? Well, welcome to Microsoft's business plan for Android. According to a Goldman Sachs' tech analyst note, as reported by Business Insider, that's exactly how Microsoft is cashing in on Android. Goldman Sachs estimates that Microsoft will pick up $444-million in revenue from its Android patent deals for fiscal year 2012. For those of you playing at home, that's $3-$6 per Android device. Yes, that may well be more than Microsoft makes from its own troubled mobile operating systems. That's nice work if you can get it. We still don't know exactly how much Microsoft is getting from its cross-licensing patent deals with Samsung and other Android … [Read more...] about World’s most profitable Android company? Microsoft!?
If Microsoft is tired of its billions of dollars in loose change, there are a number of companies in the industry that Microsoft should consider buying - even if Yahoo is out of its reach. Kevin Kelleher of TheStreet.com has suggested five companies that the software giant should woo: 1. iRobot: Don't laugh. Microsoft doesn't talk a lot about robotics, but it's deadly serious about it. It sees the PC boom reoccurring in the nascent robotics industry, and it wants its software to be the standard that unites all robots, just as Windows united most PCs. 2. Cerner: If Microsoft wants to fast-forward to a coherent, robust presence in the health care information industry, it could buy out a company like Cerner. 3. Salesforce.com: Microsoft's CRM Live, unveiled last year, strayed onto Salesforce.com's turf. But under the guidance of CEO Marc Benioff, Salesforce is veering into a collision course with Microsoft in one of the hottest areas of enterprise software: online collaboration. … [Read more...] about Five companies Microsoft should buy
Oh what a difference a few years can make. I remember almost fondly the days of Microsoft posturing over the validity of cloud computing and now, if a report by Bloomberg proves to be correct, the head of Microsoft’s cloud division, Satya Nadella, looks set to be its next CEO. Get the Free Tracker App to find a Nintendo Switch in Stock This really is an immense turnaround – Microsoft has truly delivered on its “all in” message re the cloud – we’ve seen compelling offerings for developers and enteprise IT by way of the Azure family of products and we’ve seen the emergence of a compelling proposition around office productivity – while some might argue that Microsoft Office is bloatware – Office 365 is a pretty good balance between the aims to deliver a fully functional desktop product while still allowing for collaboration and remote access.Of course it’s not all plain sailing – Microsoft has struggled with a good … [Read more...] about Microsoft Reportedly Appointing Cloud Tzar Nadella As CEO
The coming weeks are not good news for Microsoft employees. Microsoft employees who haven’t been able to reach out to customers and engage their interest are about to lose their jobs. According to a report published in the New York Times, the tech company Microsoft is going to announce a large round of layoffs as early as Wednesday. Get In Stock Alerts on Twitter for SNES Classic, Switch and More Update: Microsoft announced lay off 7,800 Employees.The layoffs are a result of the shifts in the technology sector business as the landscape has been changing. Microsoft had previously promised that it was going to fire 18000 of its employees last year. The new round of layoffs is part of the very same promise. According to an unnamed source the most layoffs have been planned in the hardware group of Microsoft. Another portion of Microsoft which will most probably have to endure the most job cuts is the smartphone sector.Microsoft had acquired the smartphone business from Nokia … [Read more...] about Microsoft Expected To Announce Major Job Cuts Next Week
Is it possible that every Xbox One can become a developer’s tool? Can any game share the same features that are taken for granted on the Xbox One and Xbox Live? Why not? The wide and wonderful world of self-publishing is looking us right between the eyes. Ever since Xbox Live Arcade got launched, the parent company, Microsoft was strict in matters having to do with allowing some leeway to independent gaming developers. Now, however it has radically changed this policy. Gamers can display games on the system without a publishing co-dependent backing them up. All Indie self-publishers can set their schedules and price tags at their own discretion. The previous draconian rules have been broken once and for all. Get the Free Tracker App to find a SNES Classic in Stock According to Engadget, Microsoft will also offer a free debug version with original $499.99 Xbox One upon its launch. This is an amazing offer as debugged version are always much costly than original … [Read more...] about Microsoft Will Allow Indie Self-Publishing On Xbox One With A Debugger
The Xbox One sold out online and it sold well in retail stores too. In fact, it sold too well and now supplies are not concordant with the demands. The world’s first game player who arrived in a New Zealand store in order to buy an Xbox One console was pretty excited. His name is Dan Livingstone and he is the most enthusiastic about the console. Get the Free Tracker App to find a Nintendo Switch in Stock That shows that the fan base is very passionate and will be there supporting Microsoft for eons to come. Meanwhile, the market consists of basically two companies: Microsoft and Sony. And they happen to be bitter rivals of each other. While one makes the Xbox Series the other deals in the PlayStation Series. Sony took on 11 countries this time around with its PS4 while Microsoft had on board 13 markets with its Xbox One. With Christmas season coming up, the demand would obviously be high. The wishes of the public cannot be set aside so easily. That is why Microsoft’s … [Read more...] about Microsoft Is Busy Trying To Meet Xbox One Demand
Turns out successful businesses aren't concerned only with their bottom line. At least that is the case for companies like Aflac, American Express, General Electric, Patagonia and Starbucks. Those companies and 18 others have made the list of the World's Most Ethical Companies for the sixth straight year. In all, 145 companies from around the world appear on this year's list. Ethisphere Institute, which compiled the list, says it based its rankings on the following factors: ethics and compliance programs; reputation, leadership and innovation; governance; corporate citizenship and responsibility; and culture of ethics. Notable companies on this year's list included: [World's Most Innovative Companies Named] Gap Inc. Timberland Ford Motor Company Microsoft eBay Inc. Waste Management PepsiCo Kellogg Company Target Best Buy Cisco UPS The complete list can be found at the Ethisphere website. "Each year the competition for 'World's Most Ethical … [Read more...] about ‘World’s Most Ethical Companies’ Revealed