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  • Microsoft expects to finish CEO search in early 2014 [View news story]
    Your comment is of no relevance.
    Dec 17, 2013. 03:06 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft reportedly narrowing CEO search, prefers outsider [View news story]
    How about bringing Mulally in for 4 - 5 years with the intent of growing Bates or Elop to take over. I can tell you that Turner is the most unpopular with the current and ex employees. The board would have to all be on crack to even seriously consider him. Folks would jump out of windows if Turner is made CEO.
    Nov 15, 2013. 08:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dear Microsoft, Please Stop Trying To Be Apple [View article]
    Up 21% the last 14 months!!!
    Sep 25, 2013. 11:18 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dear Microsoft, Please Stop Trying To Be Apple [View article]
    Not immediately they don't but that generates a buy opportunity that pays off when the strategy works out.
    Sep 25, 2013. 11:09 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Grand Theft Auto V Release: Microsoft Stock Still A Sell [View article]
    Kofi admit you've been wrong all along. My $26 MSFT shares are looking pretty good. You were screaming Sell, sell, sell back then too. I envision you as the Dukes from the movie "Trading Places" when the orange futures were announced :-)
    Sep 11, 2013. 11:00 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft tumbles following Nokia deal [View news story]
    Anticipate the announcement soon that Elop is MSFT's new CEO. Ballmer see ya later.
    Sep 3, 2013. 12:35 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • After Steve Ballmer, Where Is Microsoft Headed? [View article]
    Personal opinion, much on the decline in PC sales is due to a much slower enterprise refresh rate. This is due to a poor economy and IT being one area businesses can get buy with what is working for them now. Before long all those Windows XP machines will begin to fail. They won't be replaced by a tablet or phone or an Apple or Android product. These customers will go with who they know can deliver in the enterprise and PC sales will grow once again with a Windows OS installed.
    Aug 30, 2013. 12:18 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Microsoft Turn Things Around? [View article]
    Good article, having put in over 19 years at MSFT and now having been away for over a year things are much clearer. The last person that should be considered for CEO is Kevin Turner. He is not well liked by the employee base and would only drive continued lack of communication among the different product groups. A CEO must establish TRUST, KT lost that many years ago.
    Personally internally Tony Bates has proven that he can grow a positive revenue based company at Skype. He has proven to be innovative and can see the big picture. Outside of Tony or Bill Gates returning to run the company I'd like to see MSFT bring in some new executive blood from outside. Someone that has proven to have a forward looking vision and an ability to build open and honest communication.
    Windows Phone is growing but not fast enough. In my biased opinion it is a superior Phone OS and easier to use and customize than the competition. MSFT just needs to convince HW venders and phone sales people of that fact so they will push the product in the channel.
    Lastly MSFT needs to listen intently to what consumers have to say. Not just their big customers such as Boeing and Wal-Mart but true end users. It's obvious that the gaming division didn't openly communicate with end user XBOX users or they wouldn't have broken the ability to run legacy games on XBOX1 or their backwards thinking on game sharing, etc...
    It seems that common sense in not that common among SteveB's executive staff. I can first speak from first hand exposure that the employee's that create and support MSFT products are more than capable and very excited to see positive change and leadership. They are an amazing brain trust that just needs a clear big picture from the executive group coupled with free reign enough to exceed expectations. Do this and abolish the cannibalistic review system. With this you'd be amazed at how successful a company and thus stock value MSFT can become.
    Aug 27, 2013. 11:35 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft pares gains as Street mulls post-Ballmer era [View news story]
    The worst mistake in the history of ever would be to even consider Kevin Turner for CEO. He is hugely responsible for the infighting employee mentality at the company. Please, please have Ballmer take Turner and their stack ranking, cannibalistic review system with them.
    Aug 23, 2013. 03:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google Is Trying To Sabotage Windows Phone's Rise - What Can Microsoft And Nokia Do? [View article]
    Funny I live daily without any of those :-)
    Aug 19, 2013. 05:09 PM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia tablet specs reportedly leak; Google blocks YouTube WP app [View news story]
    Been trying to get people to understand that for a long time.
    Aug 18, 2013. 10:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia tablet specs reportedly leak; Google blocks YouTube WP app [View news story]
    Wasn't talking about advertisements.
    Aug 18, 2013. 10:13 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia tablet specs reportedly leak; Google blocks YouTube WP app [View news story]
    EXACTLY the Surface RT is light years above the iPad. I challenge anyone to use both for a month. If done with no bias they'll never look at another iPad.
    Aug 16, 2013. 11:22 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia tablet specs reportedly leak; Google blocks YouTube WP app [View news story]
    Who wants that? Just because it can be done doesn't make it the right thing to do for consumers. I despise Google for acting like everyone's friend but in the background sucking as much info on what you do and who you are. It's unethical and dishonest.
    Aug 16, 2013. 11:16 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft shares FY13 Surface, mobile licensing figures in 10-K [View news story]
    I love my RT and use it as my main machine at home. I'm not just a novice I've been in the IT industry for 26 years. RT isn't as powerful as Surface Pro but It's better than any Apple or Android tablet. Most haters simply never touched one or gave it an honest look.
    Jul 31, 2013. 12:49 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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