Opinion

The clearest sign yet that Microsoft is cool again

Microsoft’s changes to its research and development operations are much bigger than you think. Here’s how the company is rebuilding its “cool” factor. Microsoft is clearly in the midst of a renaissance, and nothing more clearly indicates this than its aggressive use of open source. Initially a “cancer,” and then an afterthought, open source has  Continue Reading…

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The Genius of WordPress (and why it’s doomed)

By any reasonable measure, WordPress is a phenomenon. Altogether, WordPress-enabled sites power 25% of the Internet, and WordPress has a 59% market share of all Content Management Systems (CMS). WordPress has spawned a truly incredible ecosystem of plugins (more than 40,000), themes (at least 10,000), hundreds of thousands of “Wordpress developers”, and thousands of hosting  Continue Reading…

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Is The Internet Killing Creativity?

The internet is a wonderful place (mostly). An unprecedented revolution in communication, it continues to empower more people to publish and share their knowledge than any other phenomenon in history. It is a limitless playground of ideas and unbridled creativity. Or is it? It All Looks The Same In 2014, Elliot Jay Stocks declared that  Continue Reading…

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IE8 is back from the dead

Some site owners may well have been surprised this morning, when checking their analytics, to discover that customers are still visiting them using Internet Explorer. Despite the fact that yesterday Microsoft ended support for any version of IE older than 11—Microsoft will not be providing updates and security patches for them—IE8, 9 and 10 have  Continue Reading…

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