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Microsoft always has quite a time birthing new products. We saw as much when it came to the making of the Surface Pro 3.
The exotic new Surface Book frankenlaptablet made the making of the Surface Pro 3 look like a walk in the park according to a great feature from WIRED.
Set this one aside for your lunchtime reading. It's quite a story.
Still on Microsoft, the company has confirmed that we were *this* close to getting the Surface Mini tablet. It comes from the same interview, but is worth pulling out because of how awesome it sounds:
"It was like a Moleskine," Panay says of a point two years ago when Microsoft began working on what would become the Surface Book laptop. "It was awesome." The use of past tense here suggests two things: Panay no longer uses the Surface Mini, and the product is not likely a future consideration.
Meanwhile, back home, the Nine Network announced plans yesterday to start streaming all of its channels online. Nine's expected online move will see it join the Seven network in the bold, streaming future, however it's giving regional networks the shits.
You see, streaming it online would be in technical breach of the so-called "reach rule" that prevents broadcast networks from reaching more than 75 per cent of the population at once. Regional broadcasters who are already struggling to retain their audiences would lose more of their audience and therefore more of their advertising power to these large online incumbents, and regional stories would go the way of the dinosaur in Australia.
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