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  • Microsoft Investors Need To Be Skeptical About Windows 9 [View article]
    The author has also spent the last 5 years focused very closely on Microsoft and Windows and is a former Microsoft MVP for Windows.

    Yeah at some point some of this is speculation but my articles can give you enough information that you know what to look for and what to avoid.

    As for my history of reading other opinion pieces and being wrong, you'll have to elucidate.

    I write about Microsoft because it's actually a very transparent company and it becomes really easy to figure out what's going well or badly if you know what to look for.

    Seems like you know better than me. Good luck with that.

    :-)
    Sep 2 02:06 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Investors Need To Be Skeptical About Windows 9 [View article]
    Time will tell...
    Aug 20 01:46 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Investors Need To Be Skeptical About Windows 9 [View article]
    You say:

    What Mr. Amobi fails to address (or rather what he chooses to ignore), is that Threshold isn't meant to be a front end (UI update) as much as a drastic back end update. This will once and for all align the mobile and PC operating systems. No other company can claim that.

    See my response to xXTomcatXx above.

    You say:

    Apple has a handful of flavors of iOS and the completely separate OSX. To make matters worse, there's zero cross comparability between them. Same goes for Android. It's fragmentation at it's worst.

    I say:

    How are the Android and IOS app stores doing? Doesn't seem like people care that much about what you are complaining about.

    Apple and Android are still the preferred platform for app development. Each have over 1.2 million apps in their stores compared to Microsofts 300k.

    The fragmentation doesnt seem like a real problem to me.
    Aug 19 07:05 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Investors Need To Be Skeptical About Windows 9 [View article]
    You say:

    The essence of this whole article is "Windows 9 isn't out but it will be inferior to Yosemite, also not out". The support for this statement is a link to a far from impartial article praising the list of mainly visual tweaks that weren't even available for preview? IMO a stronger argument is needed for such a conclusion.

    False.

    The essence of the article is that Microsoft are busy "fixing" a mistake and their competitors don't have that burden. Thats a fact.

    As a result, their competitors seem to be doing more creative and forward looking things.
    Aug 19 06:54 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Investors Need To Be Skeptical About Windows 9 [View article]
    Absolutely, a lot of this is all speculation.
    Aug 19 06:53 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Investors Need To Be Skeptical About Windows 9 [View article]
    LOL at the lack of insight statement.

    I know precisely what Threshold is meant to be and I would be cautious not to engage too deeply into marketing spin.

    You say:

    Threshold will finally bridge the mobile and PC OS gap once and for all and Microsoft will be the first company to accomplish this (Innovation). The potential in this lies in app development. Allowing a developer to only develop once and simultaneously release into to markets has HUGE interest.

    I say:

    The reality is that it will probably make it EASIER to develop for multiple platforms but there will still be a lot of work required to make apps scale and work across multiple device platforms. Be wary of marketing.

    Based on the timing and the rolling back of a lot of features, it's hard to come to the conclusion that Windows 9 is a natural evolution of Windows 8.
    Aug 19 06:52 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Investors Need To Be Skeptical About Windows 9 [View article]
    Can you send a call from your Lumia to your Surface?
    Aug 19 06:48 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Investors Need To Be Skeptical About Windows 9 [View article]
    That does seem to be the case...
    Aug 19 01:55 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Investors Need To Be Skeptical About Windows 9 [View article]
    I agree.

    Thanks for the comment.
    Aug 19 01:51 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Real Reason Microsoft Is Losing Money On Its Surface Line Of Tablets [View article]
    Umm it really doesnt.
    Aug 14 05:48 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Real Reason Microsoft Is Losing Money On Its Surface Line Of Tablets [View article]
    One big point about the CEO with the Surface setup. The company probably paid for it so when that's the case, who gives a sh*t? Thats the mindset.

    When consumers have to shell out their own cash.....
    Aug 14 05:33 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Real Reason Microsoft Is Losing Money On Its Surface Line Of Tablets [View article]
    Great comment.

    I'd rather lose money in my clients homes than in a warehouse. The warehouse with dust gathering just generates images of waste, inefficiency and incompetence.

    Not good for a publicly traded company.
    Aug 14 10:51 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Real Reason Microsoft Is Losing Money On Its Surface Line Of Tablets [View article]
    Hi Alex,

    Let me add that I really respect you and liked your article. We just disagree. :-)

    OK, here's my thinking.

    If a company came out of the blue and made a watch with the same cost, finish, quality and precision as a Rolex and called it "Wolex", would people buy it for Rolex prices? The answer is no.

    That's simply because that company has no reputation, heritage or track record for quality watches.

    Likewise despite the quality and rhetoric, Microsoft will find it EXTREMELY difficult to create a premium tablet with a marketplace that has premium products much cheaper.

    In this situation, I think the path to profitability is sell at a loss and become a loss leader.

    At $499 to $999, the conversation about the Surface tablets changes. It becomes a no brainer. Then at some point in the future when the public is used to Microsoft as a hardware maker, then they should release "premium" brands at higher prices.

    It's easy to forget that Microsoft up until lately was just a Software company. They're asking the public to take 2 leaps of faith:

    1 - believe they can make good hardware
    2 - believe they can make good hardware at premium prices

    It may be too much to ask.
    Aug 14 10:47 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 9 Takeaways From Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's Interview At The Recode.Net Code Conference [View article]
    You make a nice defense but I don't buy it. He's the CEO of the largest software company in the world.

    All he had to say was "I had my reservations in the beginning but.." and he clearly chose not to.

    He was very clear he didn't want to discuss his and that was striking.

    Thanks for the comment.
    May 28 09:08 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Windows 8.1 With Bing: Microsoft Continues To Push Windows Pricing Closer To Free [View article]
    Are you talking about Skype?
    May 24 10:49 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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