Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Feb 2013 21:18 UTC
Microsoft "Although Bill Gates stepped away from his day-to-day role at Microsoft nearly five years ago, he still keeps a close eye on the company he co-founded - and he isn't always happy with what he sees. During a recent interview broadcast this morning on CBS This Morning, the Microsoft chairman was asked by Charlie Rose whether he was happy with Steve Ballmer's performance as chief executive. Noting that there have been 'many amazing things' accomplished under Ballmer's leadership in the past couple of years, Gates said he was not satisfied with the company's innovations." It's impossible to deny by this point that Microsoft hasn't done well in mobile. It would be more surprising if Gates had denied it.
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RE[5]: Comment by lucas_maximus
by sgtrock on Tue 19th Feb 2013 14:31 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by lucas_maximus"
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None of which invalidates my main point: When comparing the two companies, Microsoft is the one who is in danger of fading away, not IBM. Microsoft's annual reports only serve to highlight what I stated. Read the financial breakdown by segment in the 2012 annual report that starts on page 22 as a typical example.

I only pointed to the share price comparison because it shows the fact that investors have become disenchanted with Microsoft's lack of ability to innovate in any market. There's a lot of smart money out there that sees the same set of conditions that I pointed to. Now, if you have some evidence that can refute my argument I'd love to hear it.

Edited 2013-02-19 14:41 UTC

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