The 10 greatest moments of Microsoft-Apple collaboration

The 10 greatest moments of Microsoft-Apple collaboration
For over two decades Microsoft and Apple have had the technology industry’s most high-profile (and occasionally the most rancorous) rivalry. But today, I doubt that either of them considers the other to be its chief rival.

If you could sequester either Apple CEO Steve Jobs or Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer in their office and close the door and ask (off the record) for the name of their top rival, I suspect both of them would give you the same answer: Google.

For that reason alone, you’d think Microsoft and Apple would be more likely than ever to collaborate (and that’s certainly a possibility). However, it’s also easy to forget that the two companies have a long history of working together and developing products for each others’ platforms. They are traditional frenemies.

The fact that Microsoft released Office for Mac 2011 this week (more on that in a second) is only the latest example of times when the two have been on the same page. These are still the exception rather than the rule, but we’ve come up with a list of the 10 best collaborative moments between the two companies.

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PTC Scam Sites -BEWARE List of 383

A site will go on this list if it is:

* not paying,
* too many complaints and negative comments are found
* unstable (comes and goes)
* abandonment (owner disappears from the forum)
* ties with or is owned by a previous scammer (history of scamming people)
* or it is being deceiving and is “too good to be true” (ex: paying $100.00 per ad!)

Scam List (note: we do not have all sites up yet. We are working on them as we go)
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IT Leadership-Once-great companies drift due to leaders’ styles

Why do so many large organizations lose steam and collapse under their own weight? John M. McKee says it all starts with the boss. Great leaders cause great success, but usually their replacements can’t follow through as successfully. In this article, he uses two of the largest and best-known companies to make his point.

“I wonder if they’re a one-trick pony? I mean, despite spending a huge amount of money on each of their many new product launches, they seem unable to make any significant headway in anything beyond their founding idea.”
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Barack Obama receives the Nobel peace prize in Oslo

In a rare public intervention, chairman and jury members insist no one had done more for peace in past year.

One judge noted with surprise that Barack Obama “didn’t look particularly happy” at being named the Nobel peace laureate. Another marvelled at how critics could be so patronising.