Jonathan Rettinger & Microsoft’s 4 Biggest Problems

Microsoft
Microsoft

I don’t often read the Huffington Post, so I missed this when it was posted. After reading it, well, Jonathan Rettinger doesn’t understand Microsoft, and he doesn’t understand business.

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Microsoft Death Watch – Buys Nokia Smartphone Business

Nokia Smartphones
Nokia Smartphones

A couple of days ago I wrote about Ballmer’s impending retirement. One of the points I made is that Ballmer appears of have made the choice, that he isn’t being pushed out. A lot of writers have effectively written Ballmer off as a spent force at Microsoft.

Then Microsoft buys Nokia’s handset division…

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Microsoft Death Watch – Office for Linux Rumour Debunked?

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols

Steven J. Vaughan Nichols (SJVN) has debunked the Office for Linux rumor. He is one of the better reporters covering Linux, with a solid technical background that most just don’t have. What he doesn’t have is an understanding of the numbers, and I think he’s missing a couple of salient points.

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Microsoft Death Watch – Winter 2013 Report Part 02

Sign bearing the Microsoft logo at an entrance to Microsoft’s Redmond campus, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

How can I say that Microsoft Corp., one of the most profitable companies ever to exist is going to go bankrupt, and actually mean it?

Because I’ve done a lot of work studying the company, and understand some things about it, its markets, and its customers, that aren’t common knowledge. It is an exceptionally complex issue that I’ve never explained fully before, to anyone. In this series of posts I’m going to break down my reasoning step by step, explaining how I found the data I’m using, where I’m guessing, and most importantly why I think the way I do.

This is the second part of the the series, I hope you enjoy reading it.

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Microsoft Death Watch – Winter 2013 Report Part 01

Sign bearing the Microsoft logo at an entrance to Microsoft’s Redmond campus, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

How can I say that Microsoft Corp., one of the most profitable companies ever to exist is going to go bankrupt, and actually mean it?

Because I’ve done a lot of work studying the company, and understand some things about it, its markets, and its customers, that aren’t common knowledge. It is an exceptionally complex issue that I’ve never explained fully before, to anyone. In this series of posts I’m going to break down my reasoning step by step, explaining how I found the data I’m using, where I’m guessing, and most importantly why I think the way I do.

Are you ready for a wild ride? I’m going to feed this to you in 1000 word segments every day, until I’m finished.

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