Linked by David Adams on Thu 29th Nov 2012 20:16 UTC
Microsoft Financial analyst Charles Sizemore predicts that over time, a persistent Microsoft will come to not only thrive but dominate in the mobile computing space, because Apple has no "moats" to prevent customer attrition and its insistence at heavily controlling the ecosystem will drive customers away, while Google's offerings are too "shoddy." It's a bold prediction, but I suppose betting on Microsoft to be persistent and build on its strengths is a safe bet. But will persistence and flexibility be enough?
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RE[5]: Zune
by kwan_e on Sat 1st Dec 2012 08:53 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Zune"
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I wouldn't agree with that definition of core business. But you're of course right that a technology company should constantly try different new things.

A technology company that does not try different new things is just a manufacturing company. The very term technology necessarily implies innovation. According to Wikipedia:

The word technology comes from Greek τεχνολογία (technología); from τέχνη (téchnē), meaning "art, skill, craft", and -λογία (-logía), meaning "study of-".

There is no study without trying new things.

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RE[6]: Zune
by Temcat on Sun 2nd Dec 2012 09:58 in reply to "RE[5]: Zune"
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Yes, I get what you mean and agree almost with everything. Still, using the term "core business" in such a broad and non-specific sense looks strange to me.

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