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  • Baidu snaps up Microsoft talent [View news story]
    Microsoft has more talent than the writer can dream off. This will only allow the real talent to move up the ladder.
    Sep 8 02:00 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Microsoft Looks Like A Sell [View article]
    Nokia phones are great. Try comparing a $700 iPhone with the cheapest Lumia 520/521 for $49. See the difference.

    Then give that Lumia to someone who is not tech savvy for a month and then get their feedback. Why spend $700 when just the sales tax gets most (maybe over 50%) users a good smartphone that does more than they need.
    Sep 8 01:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Microsoft Looks Like A Sell [View article]
    Buying a car is step 1. To enjoy the car you need to know how to drive the car.

    Similar is the case with Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. If you don't have the basic skills, an iPad is a perfect choice.

    Windows 7 is the best non-touch OS I have used. And Windows 8.1 is the best in touch software OS. And it will get better as it matures. Don't buy 8.1; stay with Windows 7 if you are not using touch technology. They are both great software and run the world's IT.
    Sep 8 01:55 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Microsoft Looks Like A Sell [View article]
    Brilliant Article. After reading this article investors are selling there shares and more investors are buying MSFT shares at 46.39 (up 48 cents or 1.05%) at exactly 1:50PM EST.
    Sep 8 01:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Microsoft Looks Like A Sell [View article]
    Here is why the author is wrong. And probably does not understand US business economics.
    •Nokia's acquisition was a failure and will have a lasting negative effect.
    The cost of the acquisition is already written off from the books. If Microsoft were to shutdown the Nokia business today it would have a positive impact on the financials. Nokia is part of a strategy and Microsoft needs a phone to be in the mobile business. Just like a retail store that carries inventory to keep customers even though it may loose on that item.

    •The decline in the PC market will hurt Microsoft.
    The PC market has been declining for years and in every year of PC market decline, Microsoft has increased profits, revenues and dividends. Every product has its life. Maybe the PC market has come to end of life but it is still providing profit driven revenues and Microsoft must continue supporting PCs until their end. Recent reports show an increase in PC sales, which may be driven by close of support to Windows Xp.

    •Microsoft will lose more money due to harsh cost-cutting measures.
    Companies routinely cut employees and reorganize. Such cost cutting is good for cutting dead wood, unwanted and unproductive teams etc. and rebuild teams correctly. Salary cost is probably the major cost for most software companies. Microsoft cannot loose money by cutting employees. And no company can loose money unless it does not know how to implement cost-cutting measures. For instance if it eliminated its CEOs office and office staff and the CEO came to work and did not know where his new office is, I can understand the term "harsh".

    Microsoft is getter more focused. It is not going to grow like it did in the 90s, But expect a stable growth in the double digits for the next 5 years.

    And it still is one of only four organizations with a AAA rating. The US govt. has also lost its AAA rating.
    Aug 31 08:48 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Microsoft Withdrawing Mainstream Support For Windows 7 Is A Bad Idea [View article]
    Windows 7 is an excellent program and Microsoft should continue supporting it. Microsoft should support three operating systems:

    1) Non-touch: Windows 7
    2) Touch: for open access - Windows 8
    3) Touch: closed to Microsoft - that runs only Microsoft approved software that can be downloaded from Microsoft's website only, including updates. This is very essential for better security and control. It allows Microsoft to effect mandatory updates and user controlled updates.
    Aug 31 08:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A 12.9-Inch iPad? Why Doesn't Apple Make A Touch Screen Notebook? [View article]
    The pilot could continue to fly the aircraft after ejecting from the plane!
    Aug 27 08:41 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Big Microsoft Move Just Not Justified [View article]
    Google gives away Chromebook and many of its products for free to support and grow its search. Similarly, Microsoft is creating an ecosystem and Windows Phone Surface, Xbox etc. are similarly very important. MSFT does not need to make money on all its products as long as it comes close to breakeven and comes ahead collectively.
    Aug 23 12:53 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Big Microsoft Move Just Not Justified [View article]

    You have been saying sell since when the stock was in the 30s. While I have commented to your articles that it will trade at 45. And I will tell you that it will trade at 5o by June 2015.

    MSFT is no longer the company you want. It continues to grow its revenues, profits and dividends in the double digits, although not as fast at Apple and Google.

    My advise to you is not SELL but write about another company. You have been awfully wrong about MSFT.
    Aug 23 12:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft: A Nail In The Coffin For The Windows Phone [View article]
    Hey Feng: You should sell your MSFT share now. Microsoft is going out of business. They just announced that they are laying of 5000 employees.

    Also the stock price just jumped today. Soon the stock price is going to be so high that investors want be able to afford MSFT.

    Two more nails in Microsoft's coffin just today. The nails are just securing the MSFT coffin so tight and strong that no one will be able to place MSFT in the coffin.

    Keep in mind that it is nails and screws and rivets and welding that hold a ship together. I have been saying MSFT is a great stock for several years now. We will see it hit $50 by the end of December or after the December quarter results are announced. I expect a shortage of Surface tablets when the next powerful tablet is released. The most powerful Surface tablet is probably going to be more powerful than 90% of the laptops by the end of December.
    Jul 16 01:22 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Finding The New Microsoft In The Nadella Memo [View article]
    • Nadella's refusal to dump Surface or Windows Phone remains troubling

    Dana: You should have applied for the CEO job when it was available. Now you will have to wait a long time.

    Nadella is a smart man for not dumping Surface or the Windows Phone. Together they will have a revenue of over 3 billion. Are you aware that there are less than 1000 companies in the world with revenue of that size.

    And that revenue growths are faster with hardware then software. Microsoft should capture the computer hardware business and bring back control to US companies.

    And the shipment numbers for both the Surface and Windows Phone are growing. The Surface is awesome. With the high end laptops coming out in December expect anyone with the money and needing a laptop for work dumping their Ipad's and laptops for a Surface 3.

    I am hoping they come out with a 14", 15" 17" and 21" next. The 17" and 21" should target replacing the desktops and workstations.
    Jul 14 02:08 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft: Windows 8 Is Losing Market Share [View article]
    Windows 8/8.1 is written for touch features. I would not pay for these software with an non-touch PCs. Windows 7 is all you need. You should not be comparing the two as they are written for different feature sets.
    Jul 13 11:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft: Windows 8 Is Losing Market Share [View article]
    And who has it lost this market share to? Win & and XP?
    Jul 13 11:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft: A Monopoly No More? [View article]
    I guess the days of Ballmer leaving are gone and here come Microsoft bashing again.

    Microsoft has never been a monopoly. If you did not want to use Microsoft software you had a choice with the expensive Apple. Or run your business the old way with pen and paper. Believe me many businesses run that way in India even today. And these are good earning businesses that also provide good employment.

    Microsoft was branded a monopoly and attacked by various governments because it ignored the governments and the politicians who were always looking out for contribution. Microsoft was forced to change how it delivered its browser and punished because it was free. Android is delivered for free but has not been subjected to the same requirements. I believe Microsoft has an open complaint on this in the EU.

    As for Microsoft, it is one of only 4 AAA rated companies, that has grown for most of the last 10 years and will continue to grow. It like every other large company does not need to innovate to stay relevant. It has loads of money and just needs to make good buys like Skype and follow the market on products with good potential like the Surface.

    Billions of $s are invested into MSFT by professional managers. I can assure you they don't even touch reports like yours. And if they do, it is only to get a break and have a laugh. So keep writing incorrect thoughtless reports because these also keep a company in the limelight with good comments refuting your senseless thoughts.
    Jul 11 08:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft: A Nail In The Coffin For The Windows Phone [View article]
    Interesting theory. On that line of thought Microsoft should stop producing the Windows OS.

    MSFT has more than 5% market share. And Android over 60%. Your comparison is one reason I will never allow you to manage my money or advise on how it is managed. MSFT is a company and Android is an OS that is used by many companies. MSFT charges for its Windows OS and MSFT also charges for the Android OS, which Google gives away for free. It is interesting that MSFT got sued for giving away its internet browser for free but Google gets away with it.

    MSFT should remain in the cellphone business. 5% business is big business. And 5% business in 2015 is approximately twice that of 5% of business in 2014. If the market share remained the same that would still be great growth year over year.

    Too many nails have bee stuck into MSFT but there is no coffin in sight for MSFT or its phone. And then there were many of you putting nails in the Surface too. And by next year you will see anyone who can afford it typing on one.
    Jul 8 05:05 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment