There. Fixed that for you.
There. Fixed that for you.
I think this isn't good news at all for Apple. If anything, Microsoft, and especially Steve Ballmer was partly what made Apple succeed and turn around from a near Bankrupt company to the most valuable company in just 15 years. They fail to compete! Or They haven't even try to compete.
But Microsoft still have lots of engineering talents. Even more so then Google, their management just fail to unlock them.
It would still take 3 - 4 years at least in the best case scenerio for Microsoft to comeback, and they definately need someone from Outside to tears down Microsoft and rebuilt it as quickly as possible.
All we're ever going to see are 365 subscription services. That's where the money is anyway.
7th, actually. A far cry from where it used to be.
With Ballmer at the helm where do you think it will be in another 10 years.
My guess, it wouldn't even be in the top ten.
Into the ground, maybe not... but comparatively to what it used to be... a long ways down.
Good, Microsoft needs some new fresh leadership. the same old follow what Apple is doing isn't going to work anymore.
I am all for MS doing some very cool things in the future
Neither. This is being "let go," but more nicely worded and with a lot of lies sprinkled on top.
It's like advertising. You simply reverse every statement to get at the actual truth.
Balmer saying it "makes sense" to push him out early == "The bastards won't let me stay as long as I wanted."
Gates saying they are "fortunate" to still have Balmer around == "We need to get rid of this guy."
Bad choice though. They don't need a product guy (or even to work on their product). They need to re-organise the entire business around what they do best. You will probably see them exiting a lot of markets, not ramping up the competition with Apple.
They've lost and they know it. It's irreversible. They aren't going to come out with an iPad killer or an iPhone killer.
That's why the line about "looking at the board" for CEO's. They are going to be looking for an older business oriented guy to slash and burn and refocus back on enterprise Windows products and the Cloud. It's probably "goodbye XBox" and "goodbye living room" within about 5 years now.
MS always was as microsh*t. And Balmer.... oh god... he's completely useless: no vision, worst manager, no charm or karma or whatever, massive ego. They speak about revolution products, innovation etc (don't care about poxy x-box). Almost in all this game they were followers (and awfully unsuccessfull ones).
As ones real-deal Steve said: "they just don't have a taste".
He's just the worst.... can't laugh enough :D