Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Mar 2014 22:55 UTC

Nadella, who succeeded Ballmer one month ago, took a step this week by unraveling part of a restructuring his predecessor put in place in one of his last acts as chief executive officer. Nadella appointed onetime Democratic political operative Mark Penn to the just-invented post of strategy chief and shuffled other executives to resolve an unwieldy setup Ballmer had established in the marketing department.

Interesting look at the goings-on surround Ballmer's end.

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RE[6]: Comment by Nelson
by MOS6510 on Fri 7th Mar 2014 18:21 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Nelson"
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Yes, but the easy of use made it more expensive than higher tech phones. Mobile Safari was really the only highlight.

I was missing too much to spend my money on an iPhone until the iPhone 3G arrived. Now the iPhone is still expensive, but I gladly pay up for the ease of use, (third party) app quality and ecosystem even though there are more advanced phones out there.

Personally I can imagine people doubting if the iPhone would take off. Google thought it would and acted, the rest didn't and Microsoft reacted too slow.

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