Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Mar 2014 22:55 UTC
Microsoft

Nadella, who succeeded Ballmer one month ago, took a step this week by unraveling part of a restructuring his predecessor put in place in one of his last acts as chief executive officer. Nadella appointed onetime Democratic political operative Mark Penn to the just-invented post of strategy chief and shuffled other executives to resolve an unwieldy setup Ballmer had established in the marketing department.

Interesting look at the goings-on surround Ballmer's end.

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RE[6]: Comment by Nelson
by MOS6510 on Fri 7th Mar 2014 18:21 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Nelson"
MOS6510
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2011-05-12

Yes, but the easy of use made it more expensive than higher tech phones. Mobile Safari was really the only highlight.

I was missing too much to spend my money on an iPhone until the iPhone 3G arrived. Now the iPhone is still expensive, but I gladly pay up for the ease of use, (third party) app quality and ecosystem even though there are more advanced phones out there.

Personally I can imagine people doubting if the iPhone would take off. Google thought it would and acted, the rest didn't and Microsoft reacted too slow.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

I didn't mean to say that you, personally, were wrong looking at your own decision making process at the time. But, for a large number of people the ease of use was the killer feature. Also, it was released in the US first, where it was competing with Motorola Razr and similar phones. We didn't get into the whol symbian/ nokia craze.

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