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[3]: Comment by lucas_maximus
by BeamishBoy on Tue 19th Feb 2013 22:53 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by lucas_maximus"
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I don't know, they probably already do. Why don't you ask Microsoft rather than me ... they are probably a better source of their recruiting policies than I.

For what it's worth, Microsoft's research division is very impressive. The output of Microsoft Research here in Cambridge alone over the past decade has been immense.

It's also been immensely varied: innovative use of Bayesian nets, reinforcement learning and multi-agent algorithms, functional programming (principally via Don Syme and F#), etc. Really, really talented people.

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