Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Jul 2013 22:12 UTC
Microsoft The Verge, reporting that Microsoft lost almost a billion dollars with Surface RT, in this quarter alone. "At the end of the day, though, it looks like Microsoft just made too many Surface RT tablets - we heard late last year that Microsoft was building three to five million Surface RT tablets in the fourth quarter, and we also heard that Microsoft had only sold about one million of those tablets in March." That's catastrophically bad.
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RE: Comment by Nelson
by ronaldst on Fri 19th Jul 2013 03:40 UTC in reply to "Comment by Nelson "
ronaldst
Member since:
2005-06-29

If they have 3-6million sitting in a warehouse they're inebriated and whoever made that decision needs to be fired. Holy crap.

Me thinks he's already gone. He was in the news last week.

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RE[2]: Comment by Nelson
by Fergy on Fri 19th Jul 2013 05:59 in reply to "RE: Comment by Nelson "
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

Me thinks he's already gone. He was in the news last week.

Balmer is not responsible?

Edited 2013-07-19 05:59 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by Nelson
by kwan_e on Fri 19th Jul 2013 06:01 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Nelson "
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

"Me thinks he's already gone. He was in the news last week.

Balmer is not responsible?
"

No he's not. That's what makes him a bad CEO.

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RE[3]: Comment by Nelson
by Nelson on Fri 19th Jul 2013 10:22 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Nelson "
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

CEOs delegate responsibility. If they fail at those responsibilities, they are fired. There's a chain of responsibility. I'm sure you're aware Ballmer is one person, despite the boogey man like characterization you're obsessed with giving him.

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