Apparently Chrome became market leader, over IE and others, over the weekend for the first time. Chrome’s usage is higher on weekends, when people can choose their own browser.
Arrogance is the most toxic waste-product of technology companies. Past examples abound: IBM, AT&T, Microsoft… All their hauteur got them were expensive antitrust actions and customer backlash. Last week, we got yet another example of the insufferable behavior still prevailing in the high-tech world — with the to-be-expected response from regulators and markets.
Many American companies suffer from vision impairment: they consider the Rest of the World as an aggregation of second-class people.
Microsoft just launched Office 2010 to great fanfare, and quietly slipped in a new free online version. It looks like they may have finally realized that if they don’t cannibalize their core business with a web based offering, Google will.