We are afraid that is all we have for now. The company said it will hold an event on Monday, and we assume that while there someone will take to a stage, it could be Steve Ballmer, and say something. After this people, cynics might suggest stooges, could whoop and clap. We just don’t know.
Microsoft did have a statement of sorts about a potential Yammer purchase when we asked it this morning, but its PR team seems to have withdrawn its head like a smacked turtle since we pushed for more detail on this event.
The Associated Press, which apparently is invited, has an oblique email that urges it to attend the event in Los Angeles, and adds, “This will be a major Microsoft announcement – you will not want to miss it.”
As it will be held in LA the easy assumption to make is that Microsoft will announce something to do with films and movie streaming.
It does some of this on the Xbox with Zune, where you can buy and rent films and new releases, but it could be an addition. Maybe it will buy Netflix? At this stage we can suggest just about anything.
Some money could be placed on suggestions that Microsoft is setting up its own film company, Clipxar for example, and is about to force the animated adventures of a paperclip on the public.
Alternatively, it could produce Microsoft friendly takes on the classics, like Rise of the Planet of the Gates, or Steve Ballmer and the Temple of Doom.