Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Feb 2013 21:18 UTC
Microsoft "Although Bill Gates stepped away from his day-to-day role at Microsoft nearly five years ago, he still keeps a close eye on the company he co-founded - and he isn't always happy with what he sees. During a recent interview broadcast this morning on CBS This Morning, the Microsoft chairman was asked by Charlie Rose whether he was happy with Steve Ballmer's performance as chief executive. Noting that there have been 'many amazing things' accomplished under Ballmer's leadership in the past couple of years, Gates said he was not satisfied with the company's innovations." It's impossible to deny by this point that Microsoft hasn't done well in mobile. It would be more surprising if Gates had denied it.
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RE[3]: Comment by lucas_maximus
by kwan_e on Tue 19th Feb 2013 02:42 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by lucas_maximus"
kwan_e
Member since:
2007-02-18

FFS, do I really have to explain this to the full extent.

The IBM comment is about how massive tech companies fade away but are still there working in the background.


FFS do I have to explain that IBM is not the example to go to, since they are coming back in a big way.

They're no longer a player in the desktop market, but what they do is hardly background anymore.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

In the 50s and 60s IBM was massive. There is a few documentaries on Youtube about it.

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kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

They also use to make cheese graters and sewing machines.

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