On July 10th, 2012, five companies spilled their guts: Steve Ballmer explained how Microsoft isn't stabbing OEMs in the back with its homegrown Surface tablet and how it will keep Apple at bay, and Ouya explained how it planned to raise $1 million on Kickstarter for an Android-based game console (and managed it in the very same day). DirecTV and Viacom each explained how greedy the other is being in a nasty contract dispute, and Thorsten Heins attempted and failed to explain how RIM will recapture market share. All that and Nilay Patel, on today's edition of 90 Seconds on The Verge.
Stories of the day:
- Ballmer warns Microsoft is 'not going to leave any space uncovered to Apple'
- Ouya, the $99, Android-powered, Kickstarter-funded, hackable game console explained
- DirecTV to lose MTV, Comedy Central, and 24 other Viacom channels tomorrow due to contract disputes
- BlackBerry 7 will continue until 'full portfolio' of BlackBerry 10 phones is available