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  • Stephen Elop's Mistake At Nokia Could Make Him The Right Person To Replace Ballmer [View article]
    Great analysis.

    The only problem is that you could argue that Elops myopic outlook is EXACTLY why he shouldnt be CEO. Just more of the same.

    You make both cases within the same article.
    Aug 28 01:21 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • No. The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Will Not Replace My Laptop [View article]
    Actually the Microsoft SP3 will ship on June 20th.
    May 26 10:21 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The 5 Most Important Criteria For Deciding Whether To Hold Or Sell Facebook Stock [View article]
    Great and accurate alternate title my friend.

    The average age of FB employees means very little to me. Youth could be a strength or a weakness depending on how you look at it.

    The strongest tech leaders in the world have been seasoned men (Gates, Ballmer, Jobs, Ellison, Dell etc). They started young but led (and still lead) their companies as adults.

    Zuck is an exception.
    May 2 02:24 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Windows 8.1 With Bing: Microsoft Continues To Push Windows Pricing Closer To Free [View article]
    Yeah it will be a Trojan horse but the consumer will appreciate not paying $119 for it.
    May 23 08:20 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Windows 8.1 With Bing: Microsoft Continues To Push Windows Pricing Closer To Free [View article]
    Actually Windows revenue doesn't really keep Microsoft afloat anymore, their enterprise products do now.

    Windows is sunsetting as a cash cow. It might take a while but that's where it's going.
    May 23 08:20 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The 5 Most Important Criteria For Deciding Whether To Hold Or Sell Facebook Stock [View article]
    I actually can have it both ways. I think it's a company with great potential but massive risk.

    I think the entire market understands that basic fact.

    Thank you.
    May 2 09:21 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The 5 Most Important Criteria For Deciding Whether To Hold Or Sell Facebook Stock [View article]
    Google has grown way beyond their founders at this point. That's why Eric Schmidt was able to step in and out easily.

    Amazon would be similar but that's a very strong, autonomous business. It would run well with a seasoned CEO.

    When you have a company with over a billion customers run by a kid who started it in a dorm room and which now has huge amounts of public resources behind it, risk takes a different meaning.
    May 2 04:33 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gartner Indicates That MSFT May Be In Some Serious Trouble [View article]
    Well written and thoughtful so i will respond. :-)

    **Desktops and laptops are vital tools for creating content, and will be around in some form for many years to come.**

    I agree. Whether they will run Windows is another thing.

    **Microsoft pricing is sensible. It is comparable to the Apple line, which today is the only true alternative to Windows for desktops and laptops except for relatively few users of Unix or Linux.**

    I have to violently disagree. Apple is a known and understood quantity. There has been no backlash at OS X or massive complaints about the user interface. In addition, Apple are well regarded as masters of the UI and making things easier for the user. Finally, Apple are grand wizards at creating perceived value i,e, being able to make consumers pay large sums of cash for products. This is not something Microsoft can simply replicate.

    **Windows 8 is not at all confusing. Moreover, there are numerous variants of "start is back" downloads than can put a Windows 8 PC in a Windows 7 shell without giving up the benefits of Windows 8.**

    Windows 8 is not confusing? Nothing more to say to that.

    Regarding the utilities, I agree, they do exist.

    **The Surface tablets are far from a disaster. They are slick, very functional, and fun to use, combining MS Office with a library of solid applications and in the case of Pro full backward integration into the entire Windows applications world. I can't imagine using any other tablet.**

    I never called them a disaster. They're just too expensive.

    **Storage limitations are apocryphal. The Surface 64 GB has more storage than the 32GB Ipad. The 128 GB unit more than the 64GB Ipad. Why these comparisons? Until recently, there only were 32 and 64 GB versions of the Ipad. Moreover, the Surface storage can be expanded while Ipads cannot. I have not heard any serious complaints about Ipad storage. And, in today's world, Skydrive or Dropbox are the real storage alternatives with virutally infinite capacity.**

    I find this amusing. When I say the Surface is too expensive compared to an iPad, they say its a computer not a tablet. When I say it doesnt have enough storage, people say it's a tablet not a computer. The truth is, not everyone wants to keep theri data in the cloud so the lack of storage is a real concern (for $1100).

    **Windows 8 will continue to improve, and Windows 8 devices will surely continue to advance in form and function.**

    I hope so too but investors have to be prepared for a different outcome.
    Apr 6 10:20 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft CEO Makes Stunning Statement About Surface Pro Tablets [View article]
    I could overwhelm all those stats with simple statements.

    -- Behind on search, behind on phones, behind on music,etc etc the list goes on to the tune of lost billions.

    We just respectfully see the same facts differently.

    :-)
    Feb 21 12:41 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft CEO Makes Stunning Statement About Surface Pro Tablets [View article]
    Debating whether or not the Surface is a tablet is semantics. I'll avoid that trap for now.
    Feb 20 08:40 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Microsoft Surface Pro Launch Debacle Proves It's Time For Steve Ballmer To Go [View article]
    My response:

    Do you have the smallest scrap of evidence that MSFT is responsible for not delivering the product to third party retailers? If you do, you don't mention it.

    - The responsibility for a successful product launch ultimately falls with the vendor. They are responsible for making sure retail outlets have it and negotiating those agreements well before the launch date. That responsibility can not be shared, it is ultimately Microsoft's responsibility.

    The Microsoft Store that I visited had ample Surface Pros in stock.

    - You clearly don't live in Southern California.

    Further, Microsoft is anything but an 'old and mature' company when it comes to launching hardware.

    - I never said anything about launching hardware. I said they are old and mature. No excuses.

    One final comment - why did you go looking for the product at Walmart when Microsoft specifically stated that their only third party retail partners were Staples and Best Buy?

    - Great question. I went to Walmart because a comment in a technology blog indicated that some units were showing up there. They actually indicated that they would be receiving units further adding to all this confusion.

    Thanks for your comment.
    Feb 12 12:26 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 8 Reasons Why Microsoft Needs To Buy SAP Right Now [View article]
    You ironically make my point. Because the size of their respective clients is different and there is little overlap (Dynamics vs SAP), it's even more attractive.

    Why play with small fish when you can own the enterprise? Microsoft is starting to make big bets (See Surface Pro 3 etc), it's time to go for broke.
    May 20 06:49 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Are The Implications Of Bill Gates Potentially Selling Off All His Microsoft Stock? [View article]
    There are too many x-files implications to what you are saying.

    He's already the richest man in the universe, there is no upside to playing silly games and risking embarrassment.

    Bill will do what's best for Bill. He has done enough for the company, they can take it from here...
    May 6 09:27 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Are The Implications Of Bill Gates Potentially Selling Off All His Microsoft Stock? [View article]
    I think Bill has to do what's good for Bill and not the company. No matter what difficulties are incurred by the outstanding shares, Microsoft is not Twitter.

    It's a solid, serious business that will have people willing to invest for quite a while.
    May 6 08:15 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • As Microsoft Pivots Toward Windows Blue, It Is Vulnerable To A Google Challenge [View article]
    True but Google's Business apps really work well.

    Scary but true.
    Apr 2 05:30 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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