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In Blockbuster Deal, Microsoft to Buy Nokia Commented on: 51 weeks ago (September 3, 2013)

I agree. Nokia might not have lit up the sales charts, but their Lumia and Asha range of phones were both well received. On the other hand, Microsoft's last foray into this space, Kin, was a huge...

Assessing the Ballmer Years Commented on: 1 year ago (August 27, 2013)

Under Ballmer, Microsoft had some big successes in the enterprise, but was largely a failure in the consumer space. They spent too many years and too much money copying rivals, instead of coming...

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to Retire in 2014 Commented on: 1 year ago (August 23, 2013)

"While many called for his ouster for many years, I never saw a single leader emerge at Microsoft who could fill his shoes or the needs of this lofty position. Looking at the available options...

Surface RT Class Action Lawsuit Launched Against Microsoft Commented on: 1 year ago (August 14, 2013)

I wouldn't be surprised if the actual number of units they are sitting on is closer to 1.5mn, instead of 6mn units. My guess is tht with the imminent launch of v2 devices, they have simply written...

Short Takes: August 2, 2013 Commented on: 1 year ago (August 2, 2013)

Apple's cheaper iPhones will definitely help, but at the cost of profits. For years, Steve Jobs was comfortable with his premium products and 4% marketshare as long as the company made a ton of...

Microsoft Filing Reveals Surface Financials Commented on: 1 year ago (July 31, 2013)

A few points:

1. The $1.4 billion figure includes marketing for both Windows and Surface, as you say. I'm pretty sure the overall return has exceeded that amount.
2. The $900 mn...

Short Takes: July 12, 2013 Commented on: 1 year ago (July 12, 2013)

I avoid Fox News the same way I avoid MSNBC. Opinion shows on these channels sound angry and loud. They both seem to cater to the extremes on each side. painful!

Build 2013: Big Applause for Windows 8.1, But Questions About Windows Phone and Xbox One Commented on: 1 year ago (June 27, 2013)

The lack of any news about Windows Phone 8 is perplexing and extremely boneheaded. While it's true that WP hasn't been successful, with WP8, Microsoft finally started to get some traction. Rather...

Short Takes: June 21, 2013 Commented on: 1 year ago (June 21, 2013)

I like how some people claim Nokia would have been fine if it had gone with Android. Of all the Android OEMs, how many are actually thriving? One of the reasons Nokia went with Microsoft was all...

Microsoft Answers Complaints but Neuters Some Key Xbox One Advantages Commented on: 1 year ago (June 20, 2013)

I don't think Microsoft could have handled this any differently. By the time Don Mattick made those remarks, the damage had already been done. Most tech bloggers and writers focused on the...

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