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Acer CEO warns Microsoft to ‘think twice’ about Surface

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In an interview to FT, JT Wang, the CEO of Acer, has revealed that he has warned told Microsoft to think twice about what it’s doing. This is in reference to the Microsoft Surface Windows 8 tablet, which was announced back in June this year.

I believe there is a 50-50 chance of Microsoft having a low-key launch, if not backing out completely. You ask me the reasons?

1. Surely, none of the OEMs is comfortable with Microsoft competing with them directly. It’s true that OEM’s have to take the blame themselves for being lethargic and not innovating enough to let Apple run away with tablet iPad market. But then, competing head-on with Microsoft will dilute their stake in tablet market (which is already negligible). Will they all get together and convince Microsoft to stay away? Mind you, Microsoft too cannot afford to pi$$ off the OEMs, no matter how unhappy it is with them.

2. Surface is still a mystery. Though Microsoft demoed some cool things about Windows 8 and Surface tablet at Los Angeles, they never allowed anyone from the media to even get close to either the tablet or the accessories. We still don’t know who’s actually building Surface for Microsoft. Is Surface just a vaporware as some people think? Chances are bleak, but history says Microsoft is capable of that.

3. Even if it’s not a vaporware, Microsoft has made it clear that they will not sell the Surface tablets in retail stores, but only on their own online stores. So, will Surface be just a benchmark device for Windows 8? The sort of a product which excites many but don’t really have a future?

As much as I love to see and buy Microsoft Surface, I cannot rule-out any possibilities at this point.

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Who Says Steve Ballmer is Funny?

Who Says Steve Ballmer is Funny? Everyone! Here is a collection of some of Steve Ballmer’s best photos available on the interwebs.

Naughty Steve

Naughty Steve

Spooky Steve

Spooky Steve

seductive-steve

Seductive Steve

Haunted Steve

Haunted Steve

Yo Yo Steve

Yo Yo Steve

Scary Steve

Scary Steve

90's Steve

90’s Steve

Superman Steve

Superman Steve

Hell Yeah! Steve

Hell Yeah! Steve

Hug Me Steve

Hug Me Steve

Sweaty Steve

Sweaty Steve

Happy Steve

Happy Steve

Super Happy Steve

Super Happy Steve

Happy Feet Steve

Happy Feet Steve

Damn You Steve

Damn You Steve

Oh no! I'm not that Steve

Oh no! I’m not that Steve

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Microsoft is repeatedly called Old-school for a variety of reasons. But their brand new ad for Microsoft Dynamics is anything, but old-school.

Keep kicking a$$ M$.