Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Oct 2012 22:01 UTC
Microsoft Steve Ballmer's annual letter to shareholders makes it very clear Microsoft is at a point of no return - and in the middle of a transition into a hardware company. "This is a significant shift, both in what we do and how we see ourselves - as a devices and services company. It impacts how we run the company, how we develop new experiences, and how we take products to market for both consumers and businesses." Line. Sand.
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RE[2]: In plain English
by Laurence on Wed 10th Oct 2012 13:21 UTC in reply to "RE: In plain English"
Laurence
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2007-03-26

Apple have always been a software company. They just reach out to hardware because they believe that by controlling the hardware, you can write better software; and to a degree I actually agree with them on that.

I remember an interview with Steve Jobs which beautifully explains their view on the market: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...A1FNL4#t=1710s (link should play from the right point)

That whole interview is an interesting watch too -if you have a couple of hours spare- as it's a rare interview where both Gates and Jobs are together and chatting to each other on camera. You just have to excuse the annoying interviewers.

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