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Mobile carriers are not evil or stupid. They are capitalists. That often produces behavior that appears to be evil and/or stupid. Depressingly often, in fact. But there’s usually a business reason for that behavior. And those who are arguing the paranoid case are ignoring those business models.
– Ed Bott, ZDNet author, in a post entitled Why Android Updates Are a Mess: It’s the Business Model
Yes, Microsoft’s mysterious new media project sounds a bit like Pandora. But then again it sounds a bit like every other digital media service that’s not iTunes.
News Byteits admitted stumble in the mobile market, Microsoft very much needs Windows Phone 7 to be a hit. Based on the early word from tech media outlets that have been playing with a close-to-final version of the totally revamped operating system, the company has reason to be encouraged but not comfortably confident. Here are some in-depth previews from Engadget, Gizmodo, ZDNet and Boy Genius Report.
Joe Gillespie, the CBS executive who oversaw the company’s CNET and CBS News.com sites, has left the company amid a reorg. Gillespie’s old unit, the CBS Interactive News Group, has been folded into a group with the company’s “business brands,” including BNET and MoneyWatch. Greg Mason, who was running the business group, now oversees the whole thing. But CBS says it doesn’t have any other shake-ups planned for its digital division.
Last week, Walt Mossberg and I hosted the seventh annual gadgetfest, called “What’s Hot and What’s Not in Personal Technology,” at the Churchill Club in Silicon Valley. Every year, we show off a range of new tech toys to the crowd. And before the show, Walt and I displayed our wares for ZDNet, which posted these videos.