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  • wottowwottow wottowwottow Dec 24, 2012 3:46 PM Flag

    Microsoft’s Sales Weaker Than Expected

    Google it.

    By Mark Lawson
    December 24, 2012

    Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) and similar firms are seeing slumping sales of personal computers this shopping season, implying that the troubles they face in the sector might not abate anytime soon, says The New York Times. Emmanuel Fromont, president of the Americas division of Acer, says that sales of PCs that run Microsoft’s new Windows 8 operating system have been weaker than expected.

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    • Nobody wants Windows 8. Told ya so!

    • Just bump the M$hill discomfort.

      Sentiment: Strong Sell

    • plinsde8249@sbcglobal.net plinsde8249 Dec 25, 2012 10:59 AM Flag

      Weaker don't do nothing for me or you for that matter, leaving the question why do you care?

    • From the same source.....looks like the rubbish Surface has sunk......

      =================================================
      Is the Surface Running Scared of Apple’s iPad?
      By Aabha Rathee | More Articles
      December 25, 2012
      Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad was the most popular tablet at retail stores during last week’s intense shopping period, according to R.W. Baird’s William Power. By comparison, Microsoft’s Surface (NASDAQ:MSFT) did not make a very successful start. In addition, Amazon’s (NASDAQ:AMZN) Kindle Fire and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab line were “frequently cited alternatives,” while the Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) Nexus 10 was also a strong option.
      Our 20-page proprietary analysis of Apple’s stock is ready. Click here to get your Cheat Sheet report now.
      How Did all the Tablets Fare?
      “Microsoft’s Surface, which Best Buy just recently started carrying, was not recommended to us by reps without us asking about it specifically,” Power wrote in a note to researchers, according to Barron’s. “When asked about sales to date, reps noted that the device was new and indicated that early demand has been modest relative to the iPad and Kindle Fire.”
      Power added that retail executives indicated that Surface sale volumes had been modest, with the primary appeal for its Surface buyers being the tablet’s ability to run Microsoft Office. “Consistent with our Best Buy checks, the Surface was also in stock at all Staples stores we contacted,” the analyst said.
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      Sentiment: Strong Sell

    • From the same source. The bloody awful surface has sunk....

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      Is the Surface Running Scared of Apple’s iPad?
      By Aabha Rathee | More Articles
      December 25, 2012
      Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad was the most popular tablet at retail stores during last week’s intense shopping period, according to R.W. Baird’s William Power. By comparison, Microsoft’s Surface (NASDAQ:MSFT) did not make a very successful start. In addition, Amazon’s (NASDAQ:AMZN) Kindle Fire and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab line were “frequently cited alternatives,” while the Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) Nexus 10 was also a strong option.
      Our 20-page proprietary analysis of Apple’s stock is ready. Click here to get your Cheat Sheet report now.
      How Did all the Tablets Fare?
      “Microsoft’s Surface, which Best Buy just recently started carrying, was not recommended to us by reps without us asking about it specifically,” Power wrote in a note to researchers, according to Barron’s. “When asked about sales to date, reps noted that the device was new and indicated that early demand has been modest relative to the iPad and Kindle Fire.”
      Power added that retail executives indicated that Surface sale volumes had been modest, with the primary appeal for its Surface buyers being the tablet’s ability to run Microsoft Office. “Consistent with our Best Buy checks, the Surface was also in stock at all Staples stores we contacted,” the analyst said.
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      Sentiment: Strong Sell

    • Excellent news....M$'s slow death continues....

      Sentiment: Strong Sell

    • It's called bought and paid for journalism.

 
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