Profile of Paul McDougallEditor At Large, InformationWeek
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Paul McDougall is a former editor for InformationWeek.
Articles by Paul McDougall
posted in January 2012
Big Blue's deal positions it to meet the growing demand for tools that let developers write cross-platform mobile apps.
iPad sales pushed Apple well ahead of Wintel giants like Hewlett-Packard and Dell in Q4, according to research.
Windows 8 prototype may be among the first to incorporate hands-free control technology originally developed for Xbox 360.
Amazon's Android-based tablet expected to boost year-end revenues, which the company is slated to report Tuesday.
Outsourcer says political pressure and the changing nature of tech work means more jobs need to stay on shore.
Every Windows Phone 7 device Nokia shipped in Q4 cost Microsoft $250, minus a royalty. But Microsoft is burning this cash with good reason.
Nokia's big bet on Windows Phone operating system hasn't paid off yet as Symbian sales evaporate.
Microsoft's upcoming entertainment and cloud services platform console could run seven times faster and dish up Blu-Ray. But gamers may not like rumored restrictions.
Microsoft also is adding features to Windows 8 to make it more mobile-friendly, such as the ability to turn off radios and tools to reduce unnecessary bandwidth consumption.
Unless they embrace radical change, the once dominant Wintel partners will follow the photography giant's unenviable path into decline.
iBooks textbooks offer interactive learning for $15 or less, but hardware costs could hamper Apple's success.
JetBlue, Patagonia, and American Heart Association move to Microsoft's cloud-based productivity suite, as Redmond does battle with rival Google Apps.
Report suggests that Windows 8 tablets with Intel chips could cost significantly more than Android-based devices. This could push tablet makers to favor Intel rival ARM.
Amazon EC2 trial program opens up to software from Microsoft, as battle of cloud platforms heats up.
Apple co-founder says Google’s mobile platform outperforms iOS in key areas like battery life, navigation, and voice assistance.
Consumers may not have to wait long to get their hands on the flashy Windows Phone, a hit at CES.
President Obama wants companies to bring jobs home, but smart businesses are already rethinking the insourcing and outsourcing mix--due to business advantage, not political rhetoric.
New agreement means Redmond now gets revenue from 70% of all Google-based smartphones sold in the U.S.
Finnish phone maker's first U.S. device for Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 platform hits stores.
Nokia and HTC showed first Windows Phone 7 devices to run on AT&T’s high-speed network.
Microsoft's last appearance at Vegas tech fest underwhelms, even as consumer misses become a clear and present threat to its enterprise business.
India has been voicing concerns that visas for tech workers are becoming too hard to obtain. Now trade talks are postponed indefinitely.
Redmond needs to give mobile customers a more consistent update experience, regardless of hardware brand or carrier, users say.
Microsoft issues fix for post-Mango vanishing keyboard problems on Windows Phone 7 devices.
Nokia's first Windows Phone for the U.S. market is a solid entry, but not enough to lift Microsoft's mobile fortunes.
Microsoft's new OS tools will let you restore a system to pristine factory condition in minutes, or clean up OS performance without losing personal data.
Acquisition of apps testing company, and a management shuffle, mark new CEO Ginni Rometty's first moves. Now the question is whether more small buys are ahead--or a megadeal.
At long last, Microsoft has nudged users away from Internet Explorer 6, the browser that would not die, and toward newer versions.
Look for Linux and Hadoop twists as Microsoft bolsters its cloud platform. Some observers say the changes could move Azure into more direct competition with Amazon Web Services.
App Store chief Eddy Cue said to host January event, at which the company may unveil new digital media services.