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Microsoft To Invest In Rogue Android Startup Cyanogen 275

Posted by samzenpus
from the have-a-pile-of-money dept.
An anonymous reader writes The Wall Street Journal reports that Microsoft plans to be a minority investor in a roughly $70 million round of equity financing for mobile startup Cyanogen Inc. Neither company is commenting on the plan but last week during a talk in San Francisco, Cyanogen's CEO said the company's goal was to "take Android away from Google." According to Bloomberg: "The talks illustrate how Microsoft is trying to get its applications and services on rival operating systems, which has been a tenet of Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella. Microsoft has in the past complained that Google Inc., which manages Android, has blocked its programs from the operating system."

Comment: Re:Power Costs (Score 1) 255

It would be stupid to keep the spares running, that comes right off their life. Maybe just spin them up once a month. What I don't see mentioned is the falling cost of drives... failed drives are normally replaced by newer, higher capacity drives, or they should be. IOW, they should plug in spares over time with planned maintainance instead of dumbly overprovisioning those things permanently.

Comment: Re:As an American, rather recently i believe. (Score 1) 470

It's actually been pathetically far behind every other first world country for about ten years. Germany got the memo around 2000 and had things pretty much straightened out by 2002, pulling from way behind US (can you spell ISDN) to way ahead (competitive dial up market with affordable monthlys).

Comment: Re: But does it matter any more? (Score 1) 174

by Tough Love (#48928539) Attached to: Windows 10 IE With Spartan Engine Performance Vs. Chrome and Firefox

You are intenionally being dense. Or you are really dense. I guess both: you are acting especially dense because you are actually pretty dense at the best of times and your only superpower is acting dense so you wallow in it.

Let Wikipedia explain it to you, apparently the one person who does not know:

"PC" is an initialism for "personal computer". However, it is used in a different sense: It means a personal computers with an Intel x86-compatible processor running Microsoft Windows (sometimes called Wintel)

Or let Microsoft play word games like you with a federal judge, and see how that works out.

If a thing's worth doing, it is worth doing badly. -- G.K. Chesterton