Linked by David Adams on Sat 31st Jul 2010 06:05 UTC, submitted by fran
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Microsoft had its annual financial analyst meeting on Thursday, and Steve Ballmer answered questions about what the company's answer to the iPad was going to be, and whether Windows Phone 7 was going to be a part of that product strategy. He said, "We're coming . . . We're coming full guns. The operating system is called Windows." Ballmer and Microsoft so don't get it. I can't believe Steve Ballmer is making me feel sorry for Microsoft.
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It's easy to hate them...
by mlankton on Sat 31st Jul 2010 14:29 UTC
mlankton
Member since:
2009-06-11

...because their product sucks and is pervasive in the work place. This is just one more step in Microsoft's journey into irrelevance. We won't be talking about them at all in another 15 years.

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RE: It's easy to hate them...
by vivainio on Sat 31st Jul 2010 15:05 in reply to "It's easy to hate them..."
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

We won't be talking about them at all in another 15 years.


My guess is we won't be talking much about Apple either. 15 years is a long time.

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Tony Swash Member since:
2009-08-22

"We won't be talking about them at all in another 15 years.


My guess is we won't be talking much about Apple either. 15 years is a long time.
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You could be right but if I had to bet one any one big tech still being around, big, exciting and thriving in 15 years it would be Apple.

They have been a major player for over 30 years now and here we find them three decades later not dependent on milking some ancient product line (with the possible exception of the actual Mac) but rather innovating like wild rolling out one product after another that transforms existing markets.

What other 30 year old tech company could be described as exciting?

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