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12.17.09

Microsoft-Funded “Analysts” Fight Against the Truth

Posted in Apple, Deception, FUD, GNU/Linux, Microsoft, Search at 9:51 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Microsoft Evangelicals take over the debate

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Summary: Microsoft-funded people are still being quoted by the press (regarding Microsoft) and even described as “analysts”

YESTERDAY we mentioned Rob Enderle in reference to articles that quote Microsoft pundits and call them “analysts”.

Well, some analysts might still have some integrity, for example those who just state the obvious:

A Microsoft official has come out and said that Windows Mobile 7 is coming in late 2010. At the same time, an analyst says that it’s already game over for Microsoft.

Windows Mobile is a dead end and it doesn’t take an “analyst” to see that. Regarding the phones arena, former Microsoft employee (“evangelist”) Gartenberg [1, 2] is quoted as an “analyst” despite being nothing less than a shill of Microsoft; as he has proven for years.

Analyst claims Apple is moving towards Microsoft

[...]

According to Michael Gartenberg, a vice president at Interpret, the Bing app is a wise move on Microsoft’s part because of the popularity of the Iphone and the importance of mobile search and mobile location-based devices.

This must be a joke. It’s like quoting Richard Stallman as an “analyst” regarding OpenMoko.

There is actually more of the same in today’s news. Here is an article that relies on Microsoft’s paid partners Nielsen and comScore, which we wrote about in:

It does not say anything in the article to emphasise that it’s US-only and it does not say a thing about conflicts of interests, either. How typical. Microsoft has only about 3% in terms of market share because its “Bing” experiment has pretty much failed.

“Analysts sell out – that’s their business model…”

Microsoft, internal document [PDF]

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