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Microsoft’s Rigidity has Scarred Them

Microsoft is by any estimation a successful company and at a $380B market cap nobody would suggest otherwise. But over the past few years I’ve watched them go from an indomitable force to a company struggling to maintain its position. Why? Vanity Fair did an in-depth examination of the catastrophic effect of Steve Ballmer’s reign, […]


Windows 8 and the Cost of Complexity – stratēchery by Ben Thompson

Windows 8 and the Cost of Complexity – stratēchery by Ben Thompson We missed posting this post from Ben Thompson when it came out last month, but it’s worth a read. He describes how windows 8, in hoping to slow the decline of PCs due to tablets, actually managed to hasten it. This is the […]


Windows Phone, Nokia Building Global Momentum: Report

Windows Phone, Nokia Building Global Momentum: Report Windows Phone’s market share grew modestly in nearly every global market. Despite gains Window’s Phone has barely broken the double digit mark in most markets. Compared to Android’s staggering growth worldwide and iOS’s powerful presence in US and EU markets, Windows Phone seems relegated to a niche player […]


Behind Microsoft Deal, the Specter of a Nokia Android Phone

Behind Microsoft Deal, the Specter of a Nokia Android Phone Ben Thompson deserves points for calling this one: Nokia did, in fact, have Android up and running on Lumias and might have made a move that way if Microsoft hadn’t stepped in. Now the question remains: Is Microsoft going to be that much more capable […]