Tony Bates wanted to be a CEO. Tami Reller essentially got replaced and couldn’t find a new role. Satya Nadella wants his leadership team “all in” or out of the company.
Source tells me it’s “embarrassing.”
Nokia Is About To Embarrass Microsoft By Releasing An Android Phone On The Cusp Of Its $7 Billion Acquisition
Imagine, Microsoft making a phone powered by Google.
A step in the right direction.
Lumia phone sales declined in the holiday quarter. Reminder that Microsoft is spending $7.2 billion on this.
"Back by popular demand."
No wonder why Microsoft has gone so negative on Chromebooks.
From my review:
But the problem with the Surface 2 is that Microsoft changed very little in how the tablet fundamentally works. Last year, Microsoft fans defended the original Surface’s failings by calling it a first-generation product. It’d get better in time, they promised. The Surface 2 did get better, but not in the way it needed to. It’s still largely the same curious experience, just in a thinner and lighter package.
Nokia is preparing to back Windows RT by launching a 10.1-inch tablet soon. Sources familiar with Nokia’s plans have revealed to The Verge that the tablet, codenamed Sirius, will be launched shortly. While prototype pictures of the device leaked earlier this month, we understand that the final design more closely resembles Nokia’s Lumia Windows Phone products.
Consensus seems to be Microsoft will subsidize the Xbox One if you sign up for a Xbox Live subscription. I love Xbox, but it’s always bothered me that I have to pay $50 just to connect to the Web. It also doesn’t help that Microsoft still isn’t being entirely clear on the Internet connection requirements.