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: Not fading away
by tanzam75 on Tue 19th Feb 2013 17:59 UTC in reply to "Not fading away"
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They aren't doing much better than 3 or 3 or 5 years ago, but they aren't doing worse either. That's not fading away, that's just stagnation.

Microsoft net income for fiscal year:

2006: $12.6 billion
2007: $14.06 billion
2008: $17.68 billion
2009: $14.57 billion
2010: $18.76 billion
2011: $23.15 billion
2012: $23.18 billion (excluding aQuantive writedown)

Tech is a peculiar industry, in which a 65% increase in earnings over 6 six years is considered "not much better." If we're not seeing a hockey stick, then we think a company is about to go bankrupt.

Edited 2013-02-19 18:00 UTC

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