Comments on: AOL, Yahoo, Microsoft talks heat up http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/07/16/aol-yahoo-microsoft-talks-heat-up/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: ga ra http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/07/16/aol-yahoo-microsoft-talks-heat-up/#comment-351155 Wed, 16 Jul 2008 21:42:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/07/16/aol-yahoo-microsoft-talks-heat-up/#comment-351155 O.K. … so it is even worse than I thought! I didn’t ‘Google’ to check my facts. Are the 30,000 employees in the U.S.– with the remainder overseas earning less wages than is necessary for a decent standard of living for their area?

These huge American Corporations … don’t want to pay Americans ~ “American wages” … Yet, they charge Americans ~ “American prices” for their product! Something is amiss there.

They prefer to say that “guest workers” are willing to do jobs that “Americans won’t do.”

There are no jobs that Americans won’t do.

There ARE, however, jobs that American employers refuse to pay FELLOW Americans a living wage to perform!!

So, instead of importing slaves – as in the days of old (’cause it is now illegal), they “outsource” the work to impoverished people overseas, or encourage the inflow of *guest workers* into the country (technically, *illegal aliens* … but … stated in a more clear lingo, *volunteer slaves*) by hiring them.

Microsoft’s 80,000 employees should be more than capable to spar with one another on the anti-spy/virus front … and yet they don’t! WHY?

They must LIKE the vulnerability in the software … I, actually, think it’s built in …

And now they want in on the search engine market … I say NO!

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By: vince http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/07/16/aol-yahoo-microsoft-talks-heat-up/#comment-351153 Wed, 16 Jul 2008 21:08:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/07/16/aol-yahoo-microsoft-talks-heat-up/#comment-351153 “Microsoft employs appx 30,000 people. Yet, not ONE of them is bright enough to outsmart teen-aged boys hacking into the worlds’ computers and spreading virus and madness and mayhem.”

You underestimate the complexities involved. Windows, as any modern OS, is extremely complex piece of software. It is impossible to design it bug / vulnerability free.

The problem with Windows is the following:
1. They try to appeal to everyone from the home user to the business user, to the computer programmer to the embedded system, MS tries to scale essentially the same piece of software.

2. MS tries to support everything. Windows supports all kinds of exotic hardware, drivers all kinds of junk.

3. MS tries to dumb Windows down. Lately, they’ve been following the philosophy that the computer needs to be able to do anything and everything right out of the box – no configuration required, so that regular joe, can just plug in his wireless card and have wireless access for example.

The result of these 3 is that Windows is slow, unsecured and bloated. They drop support for older drivers in Vista and now everyone is complaining that their hardware does not work … They tried to give security more prominent place in Vista and now everyone is complaining that they are annoyed with Vista’s popups that they do not understand.

Maybe MS was right trying to dumb down everything. Maybe they should come up with computer with only 3 buttons, red for internet, green for email and yellow for chat…

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By: Russ http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/07/16/aol-yahoo-microsoft-talks-heat-up/#comment-351149 Wed, 16 Jul 2008 19:28:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/07/16/aol-yahoo-microsoft-talks-heat-up/#comment-351149 Not to show your ignorance, but Microsoft employees over 80,000 people. Second, Microsoft operates in many businesses and is only dominant in only two, with Google and Apple nipping away at those. In search, Google has this same dominance, with a combined Microsoft and Yahoo still only achieving less than 25% of the online advertising market. I’m not sure why you would want to create another monopoly, in this case Google, versus letting all the aforementioned companies compete in each others markets, which as we know is best for consumers.

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By: Rich http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/07/16/aol-yahoo-microsoft-talks-heat-up/#comment-351132 Wed, 16 Jul 2008 16:51:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/07/16/aol-yahoo-microsoft-talks-heat-up/#comment-351132 Icahn is on the wrong side of this.
While in the short-term, Microsoft buying Yahoo! is a good move for stockholders… in the long-term they will all be let down and screwed.

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By: ga ra http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/07/16/aol-yahoo-microsoft-talks-heat-up/#comment-351102 Wed, 16 Jul 2008 15:09:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/07/16/aol-yahoo-microsoft-talks-heat-up/#comment-351102 Microsoft owns 90% of the entire worlds’ software.

I think that is quite enough for any single business.

We need no more Microsoft monopolizing of the computer industry.

Microsoft employs appx 30,000 people. Yet, not ONE of them is bright enough to outsmart teen-aged boys hacking into the worlds’ computers and spreading virus and madness and mayhem.

I wouldn’t doubt that some of the “Anti-Spy ware” and “Anti-virus” companies are subsidiaries of Microsoft.

NO.

Msoft owns enough, already!

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