DH Kass

Senior Contributing Blogger,
The VAR Guy
Microsoft, Samsung Expand App, Office 365 Android Bundling Deal from Smartphones to Tablets
Microsoft took its cross-platform initiative a step farther with a follow-on deal with Samsung to pre-install Office on select Android tablets.
Report: Apple to Leverage Watch to Push iPhone Upgrades
Apple will use its impending Watch debut as a lever to push iPhone upgrades to shoppers at its retail stores, according to reported details of its sales strategy.
Google Top Exec: Glass Eyewear Isn’t Dead, It’s Just Getting Started
Google Glass is far from dead. The company's just put it back on the drawing board to "make it ready for users,” executive chairman Eric Schmidt said in a new report.
Microsoft (Screen) Sizes Up Windows 10, Office 365 Markets
Microsoft has decided that 10.1 inch-screens is where the personal becomes professional. In other words, the vendor will apply Office 365 subscriptions for devices above that screen size and not for those under the line.
Developers Not Securing Mobile Apps, IBM Study Concludes
Mobile application developers aren’t putting sufficient resources into securing the mobile applications they build, according to a new IBM study.
Report: Dell Hires Ex-AMD Boss Read, Ex-Cisco VP Perez for Enterprise Sales Push
Dell reportedly has hired Rory Read, the former AMD chief executive, and Paul Perez, Cisco’s ex-Computing Systems Group vice president, to top executive slots.
Lenovo Shakes Up Executive Suite, Names New PC, Enterprise Business Head, Shuffles Geo Sales
Lenovo has elevated Gerry Smith, formerly head of its Enterprise Business Group in the Americas region and a nine-year company veteran, to the global helm of its PC and Enterprise Business Group, in one of a number of management and organizational changes.
Reports: Compucom Sells Software Licensing Business to SoftwareOne
Compucom reportedly has sold off its entire software business unit to SoftwareOne, a $4 billion software licensing specialist based in Stans, Switzerland, in an as-yet unannounced deal of undisclosed value.
Xiaomi’s Barra Downplays Microsoft Windows 10 Deal
Hugo Barra, Xiaomi’s Global vice president, took to his Google+ account to defend the device maker's "experimental" deal with Microsoft to allow select users to download Windows 10 to install on the Mi 4 handset.
HTC Co-Founder Wang Replaces Chief Executive Chou
HTC chairwoman Cher Wang, who co-founded the device maker 18 years ago with Peter Chou and H.T. Cho, has taken over the company’s chief executive slot from Chou.
Microsoft Expands Fitness Band Distribution to Retailers Amazon, Best Buy, Target
Microsoft will expand distribution of its $200 fitness Band beyond its own retail stores and online site to include Amazon, Best Buy and Target.
Microsoft’s Project Spartan Windows 10 Browser Elbowing IE Out
Microsoft's new Windows 10 browser code-named Project Spartan won’t continue the “Explorer” naming convention, making the difference clear between the new and the old and perhaps signaling the beginning of the end for IE.
TAG Heuer Top Exec Hinted at Google, Intel Smartwatch Partnership Months Earlier
Swiss watch maker TAG Heuer will collaborate with Silicon Valley stalwarts Google and Intel to develop a new smartwatch. Will tech wonkiness trump luxury and fashion or will beauty ultimately prevail?
Migration Madness: Windows Server 2003 EOL $100 Billion Upgrade Opportunity, New Study Says
The Windows Server 2003 end-of-life replacement cycle could top $100 billion in migration-related solutions, including new hardware, software, cloud-based solutions, and associated services, according to a new Spiceworks report.
Apple Preps Android, BlackBerry Device Trade-in Program for iPhone Purchase
Apple is readying a new recycling and trade-in program that will offer Android and BlackBerry smartphone users turning in their handsets a gift card toward the purchase of a new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus model.
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