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  • Microsoft's Xbox Segment Is Starting To Gain Significant Momentum [View article]
    I believe it. Kofi posts that crap quite often. My suggestion is to ready the title, then read the name of the author. If the name is "Kofi" don't read it and move on with your day. You'll be happier if you do...
    Dec 24, 2014. 12:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft's Xbox Segment Is Starting To Gain Significant Momentum [View article]
    If done properly (i.e. a bundle w/Halo 5 at a good price) the launch of Halo 5 should drive unit sales. Once the units are in place it opens up revenue for Live Subscriptions, Xbox Video and Music sales, 1st party game sales, etc.

    While I agree that bundles won't help the bottom line initially, MSFT should be able to recover the loss as customers buy more content and the other items stated above.
    Dec 23, 2014. 05:42 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft's 3 Major Growth Catalysts [View article]
    I agree with FutureEncounter. In addition to being off base about the importance of these two products the "free" versions of Office are not fully functional and do not include Outlook. In addition, the Office 365 versions are more than picking up the slack that any PC based versions may be suffering from at this point. It should also be noted that there hasn't been any noticeable drop in sales of Office to large corporations. This is a much larger bell weather for the success of the products than the anecdotal evidence suggested in your response.

    Office is still "ultra-high margin", even Office 365. Initial discounts to customers to win business will not be repeated when negotiations occur in the future, providing Microsoft with even more revenue even as their slice of pay increases at the expense of AMZN and GOOG.
    Dec 8, 2014. 12:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft's 3 Major Growth Catalysts [View article]
    I don't understand why people insist on creating a chart which seems to imply that Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 are two different operating systems. They aren't. Windows 8.1 is a Service Pack (albeit a big one) to Windows 8. Same platform, same OS version. If you want your chart to be true using this logic you would need to break out all of the Service Pack versions of Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7.

    Using the chart above, accurately, Windows 8 has the 2nd highest market share at 18.65%
    Dec 6, 2014. 03:36 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Let's talk $2 gas [View news story]
    @kata You did say that...12/3/14 12:51pm which is why I put it in quotes.

    My comment to you was to simply state that the problem of the middle class hurting badly has been around decades. It isn't new. It isn't something that Obama caused. It is something, however, that needs to be fixed. I don't know how it fix it. The government hasn't been able to figure it out for decades either. Stop blaming one man for something he didn't do and has been working to fix for the last 6+ years.

    To be honest, I'm not even sure why you're brining up Obama. This article is about lower gas prices, not whether or not the president can raise up the middle class and reduce poverty in this country. If you want to have that conversation, great! Let's do it. But this is not the place to do it.
    Dec 5, 2014. 12:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft selling Nook stake to B&N, terminating agreement [View news story]
    Do you feel this is a step in the right direction? Or this just a general statement without facts to back it up? I'm pretty happy with yet another Dividend increase.
    Dec 4, 2014. 02:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft declares $0.31 dividend [View news story]
    Mo' money! Mo' money! Mo' money!
    Dec 4, 2014. 12:05 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft selling Nook stake to B&N, terminating agreement [View news story]
    Couldn't agree more. I think the note was included because the two share letters in their names....
    Dec 4, 2014. 11:26 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Let's talk $2 gas [View news story]
    @Gary - Am I correct saying that you blamed Obama for the high gas prices? Because you can't have it both ways.

    Not only does one man NOT have control over the price of gas but you also CANNOT blame him for high gas prices and then NOT give him any credit when gas prices go down. That's just flat out ignorance!
    Dec 3, 2014. 05:52 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Let's talk $2 gas [View news story]
    "There is a vast cross section of middle class people out there who don't work for government who are hurting badly. "

    This has NEVER been true under any other administration. It's all one man's fault. Thanks, Obama!

    /sarcasm
    Dec 3, 2014. 12:51 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Let's talk $2 gas [View news story]
    Yes...The jobs have disappeared to the point that the unemployment rate is at its lowest point since Obama came into office.
    Dec 2, 2014. 03:24 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft's Wearable Looks Like A Happy Meal Toy, However... [View article]
    Zune was/is a very decent piece of hardware and software that was marketed very poorly. Being years late to the party didn't help either.
    Nov 12, 2014. 12:50 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft's Wearable Looks Like A Happy Meal Toy, However... [View article]
    So.....I'm guessing you're short on MSFT then?

    I hope your silly rant makes you feel better because it certainly didn't bring anything useful to the conversation.

    Yes. You can still get Updates for Vista. Office 2000 has NEVER supported .docx or xlsx glad you were able to finally figure that out.
    Nov 12, 2014. 12:48 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft's Wearable Looks Like A Happy Meal Toy, However... [View article]
    Everybody wants to complain about how the device looks, personally, I think it looks fine, but no one is giving them credit for (finally) not being 3 years too late to the party (phone, tablet)....
    Nov 11, 2014. 12:36 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Future Of Microsoft's Mobile Strategy [View article]
    And overall the company made between 3 and 4 billion in Patents for Android based phones....
    Nov 10, 2014. 01:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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