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 bowkota on Tue 19th Feb 2013 17:07 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by lucas_maximus"
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I am not saying they aren't doing well. But Microsoft in the 80s and 90s had massive growth, like google did at the turn of the century.

IBM doesn't have that, but it still there and it still making money.

I think Microsoft will become more like that.


I hope Windows 8 fails (keeps on failing?) miserably and the board decides to finally get rid of Ballmer. We've seen some very interesting research projects coming out of MS in the past and it only shows that there's potential there, which is currently wasted.
Kinect is a very good example. Huge success in my opinion, not for what it did to the Xbox and gaming but for what it did to academia.
Lots of interesting projects were started because of it, mainly because MS sold it quite cheap to fuel its Xbox economy.

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