Linked by David Adams on Fri 13th May 2011 04:54 UTC
Microsoft In business school the first thing they teach you about CEOs is: it is the CEO’s job to increase the shareholder value of the company. Since taking the position Ballmer has decreased shareholder value, as reflected by stock price, by -56.63%. That. Is. Not. Good . . . Microsoft should be searching for a new CEO right now.
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RE: That article...
by j.dalrymple on Fri 13th May 2011 05:53 UTC in reply to "That article..."
j.dalrymple
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2011-03-29

It's sort of ironic that their business has started tanking just as their flagship products have started to become middlingly good.

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RE[2]: That article...
by BluenoseJake on Fri 13th May 2011 09:25 in reply to "RE: That article..."
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2005-08-11

Microsoft is tanking? Really? The death of MS has been predicted almost as many times as the death of Apple, and neither has come to pass.

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RE[3]: That article...
by TusharG on Fri 13th May 2011 09:42 in reply to "RE[2]: That article..."
TusharG Member since:
2005-07-06

"Whatever has start will have end some day!" MS wont die so soon so easily... however in the tech world things are so dynamic, ex: look at Nokia, all though it is still no 1 in mobile market we know it's counting it's days. If MS deal doesn't strike well by end of year then we all will be able to predict what is going to happen with Nokia. The growing threat from Google, Apple, HP is not anymore easy for MS in the OS market. We are also seeing little bit of panic in Intel, due to ARM becoming more and more preferred platform. All I'm saying anything can happen and it doesn't take too long to change in tech world!

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RE[2]: That article...
by No it isnt on Fri 13th May 2011 09:53 in reply to "RE: That article..."
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

Tanking? AFAIK, their profits for Q1 2011 were among the highest ever. Some people seem to think that since the only way of making money they know of is horse racing, making money is also a horse race. Now Microsoft is starting losing to Apple, so it's time to take her to the glue factory. Unfortunately, many of these morons are journalists.

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RE[2]: That article... - more irony
by jabbotts on Fri 13th May 2011 15:24 in reply to "RE: That article..."
jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Under a university drop-out software and strategy hacker, the company amassed a monopoly. Under a business school graduate, it's steadily declined. hm....

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