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[4]: That article...
by No it isnt on Fri 13th May 2011 10:03 UTC 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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RE[6]: That article...
by oiaohm on Fri 13th May 2011 10:32 in reply to "RE[5]: That article..."
oiaohm Member since:
2009-05-30

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.


Bad news more and more businesses are finding about 80 percent of there desktop space does not Need Windows or MS Office. Symbian most likely be gone in a few years.

Windows Phone OS's most likely will be gone as well.

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RE[6]: That article...
by Laurence on Fri 13th May 2011 11:25 in reply to "RE[5]: That article..."
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

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

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

Speak for yourself; I've not needed windows for a number of years now. And I'm certainly not alone.

People need an OS. That OS doesn't always need to be Windows.

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RE[6]: That article...
by ricegf on Fri 13th May 2011 14:37 in reply to "RE[5]: That article..."
ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

You need Windows.


For what do I need Windows again? You'll have to remind me - it's been such a long and happy time since...

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