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  • Microsoft: Windows 8 Is Losing Market Share [View article]
    "As far as a .1% difference, that's very insignificant and I think they should have combined 8.0 and 8.1 numbers ..."
    Ditto! There is no reason to separate the two. Besides, there are actually "three" versions.
    Windows 8 was first released on 08/01/12 (public on 10/26/12)
    Windows 8.1 was released on 08/27/13 (public on 10/17/13)
    Windows 8.1 Update was released on 04/08/14 (public on 06/24/14).

    Though the names appear to be "small" changes, MSFT did put in lots of effort in making Win 8 more user friendly beside fixing things up.
    http://bit.ly/1lRaqJP

    This latest one should have been Win 8 when it's released in 2012. BIG mistake!
    Jul 8 11:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft: Windows 8 Is Losing Market Share [View article]
    I'll not use such a title for 0.1% drop.
    Jul 7 05:27 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google's Future Is Built On LG G Watch And Motorola 360 [View article]
    Good analysis as usual.
    However, I think the "smartwatches" data is a little misleading. "Wearables" or "Smart Wrist Devices" may be more accurate as some are making sports bands only not really watches.
    Jun 18 05:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Memo To Microsoft: Spin Off Devices And Hardware [View article]
    The simplest way to say is that MSFT is committed to stay in the mobile market though they have been getting a probationary "F" so far.
    They have been missing most new revenue streams in the post PC era. Azure is a nice exception. The mobile world is getting more important in many revenue segments such as advertising and consumer purchase.
    Jun 3 08:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Memo To Microsoft: Spin Off Devices And Hardware [View article]
    More than 90% of WP phones were made by Nokia as of Q3, 2013. Nokia was in deep financial trouble. Both Lenovo and Huawei openly said they were very interested in buying Nokia and would convert all Nokia devices to Android. MSFT had no choice then.

    Whether MSFT or Nadella can make the "Mobile First" work remains to be seen. However, selling the HW division now will quickly kill WP and the entire mobile first strategy.
    Jun 3 12:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Memo To Microsoft: Spin Off Devices And Hardware [View article]
    WP 8's predictive typing is awesome. It has built-in self learning that will predict not just the word but also a phrase.
    Jun 3 11:58 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 9 Takeaways From Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's Interview At The Recode.Net Code Conference [View article]
    Agree w/ your analysis.
    The author claimed "Seems to me that he isn't fighting for Windows Phone but has decided to move on, which is odd.
    Seems that he would care more about what could be an integral part of the Windows ecosystem."
    The 2nd statement is true and reflects what a high tech CEO should do. However, I think the 1st one is reading too much "between words".
    Hi might not agree to buy Nokia in the beginning. Making any statement right now is not good for MSFT.

    A CEO's top job is to right the ship to make the company profitable not to dance with the media. If he's successful, the media, analysts and share holders will dance with him. John Chen is doing the same thing.
    Jun 2 05:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Suggestions For Microsoft [View article]
    The article is mostly repeating Christopher Mims' points. Should also say Mim doesn't seem to have a clear knowledge ...
    Jun 2 01:50 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft: Why Satya Nadella Can Be A Great CEO [View article]
    -> how well it is doing in its mobile business, especially its Surface ...
    how well it is doing in its mobile business, especially its Surface & Lumia smartphones (after acquiring Nokia) ...
    Feb 13 04:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft: Why Satya Nadella Can Be A Great CEO [View article]
    This is a very good and balanced article. Don't understand why some naysayers judge by background. You can easily find both positive and negative CEO examples for any background. Engineers or techies don't necessarily make good CEOs. However, CEOs of high tech companies must be "technically visionary" in the field they are competing. Otherwise they will be trucked over in no time.
    Feb 11 12:49 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Lenovo Swallows Motorola, Indigestion Coming? [View article]
    Looks like Lenovo is taking the script from "How the mighty fall" (Jim Collins). It's on stage 2.5 now.
    Stage 2. Undisciplined pursuit of more
    Stage 3. Denial of risk and peril
    Jan 30 05:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Confidence in U.S. auto sales is brimming [View news story]
    16 M vehicles not $16M. Must be a typo. In every sector, the sales reporting will have different numbers. It's OK as long as it's NOT someone intentionally skewing the numbers with a big gap.
    Sep 16 03:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Reasons BlackBerry Bottomed From Here [View article]
    mere speculation?
    http://reut.rs/16LfiMS
    Aug 12 01:10 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia Lumia 1020: Much Ado About Nothing [View article]
    One may not like Nokia or Lumia 1020.
    However, this is a very arrogant opinionated report without much beef. Using the author's own words, Much Ado About Nothing!
    Jul 25 01:36 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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