This week Google announced several new products. Google showcased the new Nexus 7 tablet with the latest Android operating system. They also unveiled a cool new toy called Chromecast that allows you to stream video from your notebook or tablet to your television. If the internet buzz over these products are any indication of future success, Google should be pretty excited.
There is a cool hot trends tool from Google that allows you to see what's hot as far as search trends. At the time I am writing these blog comments, two terms that are showing up often on the hot trends are Chromecast and Nexus 7. I am currently not seeing any other technology topics in the hot trends. So based on current trends it is safe to say Chromecast and Google Nexus 7 are red hot.
I commented back in October that Microsoft was trying to be more like Apple. Microsoft was putting a bigger focus on their own retail stores for the rollout of their new products, Windows 8 and the Microsoft Surface RT tablets.
In the time that has passed since then, Windows 8 and the Microsoft Surface RT have become two of the most hated products on the internet. Perhaps that is the price you pay in today's world for being so successful that the world looks at you as an unfair monopoly.
As someone who spent many years as a Novell network administrator and an advocate of open source solutions, I think it is fair to say I've never been riding on the Microsoft bandwagon or been considered a Microsoft fanboy.
In recent months I have found myself defending Windows 8 and the Microsoft Surface. The people on the bash Microsoft bandwagon with all the hate for Windows 8 and the Microsoft Surface RT have really been way over the top at times.
As I try to put Microsoft technology into perspective, I question Microsoft's marketing of their products.