Pity the poor PRs at Microsoft

Reading Time: < 1 minute With Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia’s phone business, you had to feel for the PRs at the company. This was the third big announcement in less than a fortnight that started with Steve Ballmer announcing his timetable for retiring and the start of a search for the new CEO, then the company announced a deal with… Continue reading Pity the poor PRs at Microsoft

This is what online video used to look like before YouTube

Reading Time: < 1 minute Back in the early noughties before YouTube; Apple’s QuickTime video trailers and music videos provided a kind of proto-video service. The pictures where bigger than the postage-stamped size clips that Real Player used to do. Apple had bought a minority share in content delivery network Akamai a year after it had launched in 1999. This… Continue reading This is what online video used to look like before YouTube