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.
Thread beginning with comment 538089
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[2]: In plain English
by Laurence on Wed 10th Oct 2012 13:21 UTC in reply to "RE: In plain English"
Member since:

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: (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.

Reply Parent Score: 2