• CEO Stringer trying to trim Sony's "fat"

    Sony brought in Sir Howard Stringer, a peer of the realm, a few years ago to help turn Sony around. The results, as you’ll note, have been less than staggering. Now, however, Stringer is really going to get the job done and will trim 16,000 jobs and restructure the company in order to bring Sony back to the great heights from which it has fallen. The past decade has been hard on Sony. Read More

  • Windows Live down?

    We’re getting messages from users of Windows Live that the service has been down for about 11 hours — an eternity in Internet time. It appears that Windows Live is down. Been unable to log into email,
    windows live messenger or any other windows live service since about 8am
    GMT. Their service status says that “All systems go. There are no issues at this
    time”. However… Read More

  • Xbox 360's Get Extended Warranty For Failures

    Earlier today we mentioned something about Xbox 360’s seemingly having a higher failure rate than all the other consoles out there. Lo and behold, Microsoft Corp. answered back by expanding the global Xbox 360 warranty coverage to 3 years from date of purchase for a general hardware failure. This is apparently indicated by three flashing red lights. The company is also retroactively… Read More

  • Console Failure Rates: Sony And Nintendo For The Win

    Based on the word of some folks at EB Games and Best Buy, about one out of every three Xbox 360’s is returned due to hardware failure or about 33%. Whereas the Wii and PS3 have had little to no problems with an impressive 1% of systems messing up. The results are obviously a little sketchy since the market penetration and availability of both systems is low, but the numbers are going… Read More

  • TurboTax Fails on Tax Day: Bloops!

    The TurboTax forums lit up yesterday as hundreds of frustrated filers tried to press submit but only got server capacity issues. Hrmmm… the IRS only allows e-filing through CPAs or certain web services and those web services fail dismally. Sounds like the efficiency of the private sector at work! A typical post? Okay, so the deadline has come and gone and I still cannot get my filings to… Read More