Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Jul 2013 13:16 UTC
Microsoft "In a large staff memo, Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer details how the company is aiming for a 'One Microsoft', by altering its organization around the 'devices and services' vision. Terry Myerson will lead a new operating systems engineering group that will span across console, mobile device, and PC. Myerson used to lead the Windows Phone group at Microsoft. Julie Larson-Green takes over a new devices and studios engineering group."
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slashdev
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2006-05-14

I am not sure how similar the parallels are, but IBM shed a quite robust hardware manufacturing business(laptops, pcs, even , hard drives), and they did not have a wildly popular suite of desktop and server software packages.

Microsoft is not shedding hardware (Xbox One and beyond), and with the rumors of MS considering a nokia purchase (maybe they'll purchase HTC instead?), looks like MS wants to build even more in the future.

Edited 2013-07-11 13:38 UTC

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Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Stephen Elop shot down rumors of a Nokia purchase by Microsoft, even just the D&S division.

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