This year, someone at Microsoft decided to have an Xbox event at the E3 conference, starting a half-hour before the WWDC keynote. While I saw some media outlets on Twitter trying to tweet about both events, it was pretty clear where the attention of the early adopter and tech set was... and when I looked on Techmeme at the end of the WWDC event, it was VERY clear. Here is a screenshot of the Apple-related stories:
Here is a screenshot of the Microsoft-related stories:
I went back in time a bit via Techmeme's interface, but never saw much more of a rise in Microsoft stories.
Now... is this because the tech media sites are fans of Apple? Is it because the Xbox event was live-streamed so anyone could watch it... while the WWDC event was NOT, so you had to read about it? Is it a reflection that Apple was talking more about general software while the Xbox event was about games?
Probably a bit of all of the above... but it's also a good sign in my mind of where the attention is these days.
P.S. And yes, I, too, was watching the live-blogging and tweeting coming out of WWDC...
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