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Microsoft is finally realizing that Android is the REAL threat to their business. Apple isn't. Apple will continue making premium devices for people who are willing to pay for quality, just like in the desktop world. It will never really threaten MS, and in fact, usually benefits them by giving them ideas for next updates to their OS. Android, OTOH, is trying to be the next Windows.
That's fair enough. We absolutely need to see it in real life before commenting. Especially with MS, who are kings of vaporware. However, the idea, and demoed aspects of Cortana are far wider than Siri.
Halo http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cortana
I can't imagine anyone would say that. I completely agree that Forstall was really holding Apple back. Just seeing how much Apple was able to change between iOS 6 and iOS 7, gives me great hope that the next iOS 8 will bring Apple back to leaving its competitors far behind.
This is a lot nicer than Siri. It seamlessly integrates Bing Search, Local Search, Siri, Google Now-lite, as well as allowing 3rd parties to tie into Cortana (something I am still amazed Apple hasn't added), all within the same interface.
It's not a flop, but it shows a clear misjudgment of the market from the Apple brass. Tim Cook as much as admitted to this fact.Just goes to show that the people who run Apple are also human (and before the "SteveJobs wouldn't have" folks chime in, Jobs was also prone to many mistakes).
Again, does anyone think Apple's 1984 Super Bowl ad was a waste of money?
I don't know if it is what "Steve would have done" but I agree that it is embarrassing that Apple did not take an opportunity to revive the SB 84 magic. Apple, with its hundreds of billions in the bank can afford a few million for an ad. Does anyone think the SB 84 ad, considering we are still discussing it today, 30 years later, wasn't worth the money?
Lenovo never really "turned around" IBM's PC business. IBM's PC business was doing fine when Lenovo bought it. The problem for IBM was that it had completed its transition to becoming a service company, with significantly higher profit margins. The PC business was dragging their profit margins down, and unlike their server business (at the time) it didn't help much in gaining consulting clients. Primarily because PCs were complete commodities by that point. IBM did exactly...
Which should tell people something about using Mr. Market to judge how well a company is doing..
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