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[3]: That article...
by TusharG on Fri 13th May 2011 09:42 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: That article..."
TusharG
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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!

Edited 2011-05-13 09:44 UTC

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RE[4]: That article...
by No it isnt on Fri 13th May 2011 10:03 in reply to "RE[3]: That article..."
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

Nokia's situation is exactly like Microsoft's in that while still making money and being a dominant player in the market, they have been losing the hype game for some years now. Yes, they should be doing better, but the chatter surrounding them suggests they're bleeding money, which isn't actually the case.

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RE[5]: That article...
by _xmv on Fri 13th May 2011 10:24 in reply to "RE[4]: That article..."
_xmv Member since:
2008-12-09

not quite. Windows IS a successful product.
Symbian, not quite.

You need Windows. That's the difference. They're not going anywhere.

The XBOX market is also pretty damn good, by the way.

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