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Microsoft (MSFT +0.1%) roundup: 1) Microsoft has acquired NetBreeze, a developer of...

Microsoft (MSFT +0.1%) roundup: 1) Microsoft has acquired NetBreeze, a developer of language/data/text analysis tech. NetBreeze's tools will provide social media analytics for Microsoft's Dynamics CRM suite. Salesforce and Oracle also have ambitions in this space. 2) Weak PC forecasts or not, Acer CEO J.T. Wang claims momentum for touch-enabled Windows 8 hardware is picking up. 3) Can you say 'Surface' in Mandarin? Microsoft has opened a store on Alibaba's popular Tmall shopping site. The company's Chinese profits have long been hurt by widespread piracy.
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  • ewmpsi
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    " 2) Weak PC forecasts or not, Acer CEO J.T. Wang claims momentum for touch-enabled Windows 8 hardware is picking up."

     

    Well...what-do-you-know? As it turns out, if you stop crying and blaming MS because you foolishly put out a bunch of NON TOUCH tablets running a TOUCH OS, you'll have time to eat the inventory and put out touch based systems and make money. Who could have imagined? ;-)
    19 Mar 2013, 12:07 PM Reply Like
  • rjgood
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    MSFT really needs to help out OEMs and itself by educating users on the benefits of a fully unified ecosystem...an ecosystem that only MSFT offers.

     

    1. TV: Xbox
    2. PC: Windows 8
    3. Tablet: Windows 8
    4. Phone: Windows Phone 8

     

    #1 and #2, MSFT dominates, #3 and #4 AAPL/GOOG dominates.

     

    But, movies, music, word docs, XL docs, photos and videos will work on all devices if you are 100% MSFT. Your MP3/MP4 library, of course it streams/copies to all devices. That is huge.

     

    The problem is that the common consumer has no idea that it is possible, and/or has no idea how to do it & what to buy. Educating users would greatly increase demand.
    19 Mar 2013, 12:55 PM Reply Like
  • ewmpsi
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    I agree
    19 Mar 2013, 01:17 PM Reply Like
  • ewmpsi
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    Nokia Could Be Ideally Positioned
    http://bit.ly/WTFimS

     

    "Developed markets are now heavily saturated with smartphones, so if handset makers are looking for growth, they won’t find it there.

     

    However, emerging markets like China will play an important role in the future of companies like Nokia. In fact, research indicates that the market for low-end smartphones will likely triple within the next few years. Nokia has the ideal position to address this market and take full advantage of it. Meanwhile Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is stuck on the side lines until it can get a low-end iPhone out to compete with Nokia for the only part of the smartphone market that’s truly growing."
    19 Mar 2013, 01:23 PM Reply Like
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