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  • Microsoft: Windows 8 Shows Why Steve Ballmer Must Go, And Why That Is A Buying Opportunity [View article]
    I think you mean Kevin Johnson to return. Kevin Turner is the biggest hiring mistake MSFT ever made. Wal-Mart management mentality has proven to spoil one of the best working environments in America. The 3 peas in a pod (Turner, Brummell and Ballmer) are responsible for taking a great fun place to work to a place of dread. The board needs to do MSFT stock holders a favor and clean these 3 out.
    Oct 23, 2012. 11:08 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Investors Pray For Solid Windows 8 Sales After Microsoft's Dismal Earnings [View article]
    Many corporations have put spending as well as hiring on hold awaiting the election results. Expect tighter financial goals if 4 more years is the outcome. Even a release of Win8 and Office 13 will not help if Obama is reelected.
    Oct 19, 2012. 02:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • "We will focus relentlessly on delivering delightful, seamless experiences across hardware, software and services," declares the oft-criticized Steve Ballmer in his annual letter to Microsoft (MSFT) shareholders. He also reiterates Microsoft's wish to "unify the cross-device user experience" between PCs, mobile devices, servers, and cloud services. Ballmer is clearly targeting Apple, but obtaining a similar level of developer support and keeping OEM partners happy won't be easy. [View news story]
    I pray they pull it off but the curse of Ballmer is strong. MSFT is a great but at $29.
    Oct 10, 2012. 11:20 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Will Not Be A Second-Class Apple [View article]
    If the stock had back every 10% drop caused by Ballmer's mouth the stock would be up there with AAPL. In the early years he was a great motivator for sales but a as CEO has been a total failure.
    Oct 10, 2012. 11:09 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Internet Advertisers Will Track Users Anyway [View article]
    More wrongdoing by advertisers who don't value an individuals privacy. I gave permissions for cookies to be added to my computer but I certainly never gave any advertiser access to cookies on my computer. Laws need to be passed stating that no one has access to any information on a person's electronic device unless expressly agreed to.
    Oct 3, 2012. 01:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft (MSFT) needs to hike its quarterly dividend by $0.03/share at next week's board meeting to keep investors happy, says MKM. The company announced a $0.04/share hike at last year's meeting, though a more modest increase is expected this time. MKM, which rates Microsoft a Neutral, is cutting its estimates due to both the usual set of PC-related concerns, and worries mixed reviews and OEM concerns about Windows 8 spell "a more elongated upgrade cycle." (previous[View news story]
    It does. I personally don't see MSFT as being out of the stock growth arena. They need to do a better job of promoting their products and how diverse as a company they are. They desperately need new senior leadership. Steve Ballmer let Kevin Turner get into his ear and together have failed as company leaders. Their management largely are followers of these two senior execs. This flows down into the employees that are expected work together but are direct competitors with each other for their jobs. There is a fear for your job, intimidation style management there and it simply doesn't work. There products are very good and evolve to customer needs and requirements. Internally trust in these 2 senior managers is lost as it is with many middle managers where the company is very fat. Imagine the company with this management gone and all employees truly encouraged to work together and across old boundaries that have been removed. Its time for Bill and the BOD to do some serious house cleaning and expectation setting. That is how you fix MSFT so you're not dependant on increasing dividends to propel your stock. This is my personal opinion but I know many ex-Microsoft employs that would agree.
    Sep 16, 2012. 12:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft (MSFT) is handing out free Surface tablets, Windows Phone 8 devices, and Windows 8 PCs to its 90K+ employees in an effort to stoke interest in its latest products. Separately, Microsoft confirms the Windows RT version of Office 2013 will be provided for free, and will arrive at some point between November and January. But the company also cautions it will lack some of the advanced features found on the Windows 8 Pro version of Office won't be included. [View news story]
    Yes that's a word how is it relevant to this conversation?
    Sep 15, 2012. 10:24 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Windows 8: No Effect On The Smartphone Market [View article]
    While I agree that most popular apps are available for WP. I'm a WP user and there are times I want an app that is only available for Apple and Google platforms. Those of us with WP's know it's not a big factor. The issue is that apps are developed for the 2 industry leaders first then eventually WP. It's huge when it comes to hype that keeps sales reps at your local carrier from recommending the WP to consumers. It's also huge in consumers even considering a WP purchase.
    Sep 14, 2012. 11:14 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft: The Next Ashton-Tate [View article]
    You're. Not on track. Your comments and this article are a train wreck. :-)
    Sep 12, 2012. 02:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft: The Next Ashton-Tate [View article]
    Really you chose to install updates when you knew you were going to be required to turn off your laptop before they could complete. Aren't you the genius. How is that Microsoft's fault? Like anyone would believe this actually even happened. Your comment here is rubbish just like the original article.
    Sep 12, 2012. 01:02 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft: The Next Ashton-Tate [View article]

    Or you could point out that you could have bought at $14 within the past 5 years and more than doubled your money. :-)
    Sep 12, 2012. 12:58 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft: The Next Ashton-Tate [View article]
    Kofi, I've never seen anyone so much in denial as yourself. Every point your article presented has easily been refuted here in the comments. I'll give you this you know how to get people talking in the comments. You would be better served to open the mind a bit and realize you possibly are incorrect in your thinking. Or you can continue in trying to defend the article. Doing so is like the Arkansas Razorbacks fans that are still trying to convince themselves that ULM didn't eat them last Saturday. You can keep your head in the sand or learn from your mistakes.
    Sep 11, 2012. 01:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Memo To Microsoft: The PC Is Dead [View article]
    This article is just pure nonsense. I guess every person on the globe that works out of an office or cubicle is going to replace their desktop with a tablet. Not going to happen. Corporations will replace them with more efficient desktop PC's when they are fully written off or are so slow they cost the user to be less efficient than possible. The replacement desktop will be running Windows 8. Surface won't automatically take over the iPad market but will start to eat away at it for your more mobile users. It makes good sense to have a seamless environment with comparable apps running on desktop, laptop, tablet and smartphone. A more accurate subject line would be Macbook blessing badly, iPad and iPhone ducking and covering Don't let your dislike for Microsoft cloud logical thinking.
    Sep 11, 2012. 12:07 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft (MSFT) will hire 1,000 workers in China over the next year, a company exec says. That will raise the size of Mister Softee's Chinese workforce to ~5,500, nearly even with its 5,800-strong Indian workforce. Many of the new hires will be tied to R&D facilities and a new Shanghai cloud services data center. Though now a major R&D source, Microsoft has struggled to profit from China's huge PC market, due to rampant piracy. [View news story]
    More American jobs going overseas while US Microsoft workers jobs are being cut. More of what has become normal management from MSFT there is no employee loyalty and it shows in the workforce every day.
    Sep 6, 2012. 02:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft (MSFT) has named Stephen Schueler its retail sales/marketing chief. Schueler, formerly general manager of Procter & Gamble's global retail ops, joins Microsoft at a time when the company is looking to rapidly grow its own retail store count. (PR[View news story]
    I own a good deal of MSFT and certainly see it moving up as Windows 8 releases and Office follows. It would be a perfect time for Ballmer to retire on a high note. His retirement could see the stock increase 25 - 50%. But the morale busting management is driven by Kevin Turner which he brought with him from WalMart.
    Aug 30, 2012. 03:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment