Mary Jo Foley

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Mary Jo Foley has covered the tech industry for 30 years for a variety of publications, including ZDNet, eWeek and Baseline. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008). She also is the cohost of the "Windows Weekly" podcast on the TWiT network. Got a tip? Send her an email with your rants, rumors, tips and tattles. Confidentiality guaranteed.

Freelance journalist/blogger Mary Jo Foley has nothing to disclose. WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get). I do not own Microsoft stock or stock in any of its partners or competitors. I have no business ventures that are sponsored by Microsoft or any of its partners or competitors.

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Microsoft's fiscal 2010 battle cry: Growing our share

Microsoft's fiscal 2010 battle cry: Growing our share

It might seem ironic for a company that has cornered more than 90 percent market share in both desktop operating systems and office suites to be focused on growing its share. But that's how Microsoft officials are identifying their mission for fiscal 2010, which began for Microsoft on July 1.

July 16, 2009 by in Apple

New Windows ad hits a nerve (again)

New Windows ad hits a nerve (again)

Microsoft has launched another of its new Windows "Laptop Hunters" ads this weekend. While bloggers and journalists are spending lots of cycles dissecting everything from what the salesclerks are wearing to whether or not the "star" is an actor, the one thing I can't help but notice is how crazy the new commercials are making many in the Apple community.

April 4, 2009 by in Apple

Rotten reporting: Is it just Apple coverage that 'bites'?

Rotten reporting: Is it just Apple coverage that 'bites'?

I've always considered the way those of us in the press get access to information and execs as somewhat of an "insider baseball" kind of topic. But after reading Newsweek tech correspondent Dan Lyons' diatribe about Apple and the "rotten" reporting by the press corps that covers that company, I thought it was worth touching on the slippery slope of "press access."

January 16, 2009 by in Apple