John Paczkowski

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Microsoft: “Don’t Be Evil” Is Google’s Motto, Not Ours, Redux

“I’m very disappointed for them in particular. As I understand, they have effectively no market share–so they essentially spoke against freedom of speech and human rights simply in order to contradict Google.”

Google co-founder Sergey Brin

imagesMicrosoft isn’t paying much heed to calls for it to follow Google’s lead in China. In January, CEO Steve Ballmer said the company had no plans to adopt a “new approach” to doing business in China, and evidently, that position hasn’t changed much in the ensuing months.

Responding to Google (GOOG) co-founder Sergey Brin’s recent criticism of its stance, Microsoft (MSFT) made it clear that it will not be moving operations to Hong Kong any time soon. “We appreciate that different companies may make different decisions based on their own experiences and views,” a Microsoft spokesperson said. “We have done business in China for more than 20 years and we intend to continue our business there.”

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work