i remember how haswell was predicted to kill apple and android too. (-;
and then apple brought out haswell devices first, p.c. sales continued to slump (for a couple years) and there were a two consecutive billion-dollar writeoffs on shorefish devices.
do you think the upcoming feature size reduction will be as big as haswell was? i suspect it will.
good point, josh!
i totally spaced that the phone-related licenses and patents got assigned to msft. ]o:|~
they do have a few $billion lying around and lots of other patents that can be cross-licensed. so i still don't see this as a drag on the company in spite of it being an actual issue and not the non-issue i mistook it for.
the licenses are already in place. they just aren't paying on phones at the moment.
of course some licenses have to be renewed eventually. but this doesn't look like any sort of drag on the company at the moment.
"So yeah, its now reported in many Western media sources that MIke Wang the President of Nokia in China told Chinese press that Nokia will set up an R&D facility in Sichuan (South-Central China, regional capital city is Chengdu) which will support the upcoming Nokia smartphone production. And the press stories say Nokias new smartphones will ship in 2016. Thats almost day-after-tomorrow in handset years (vs human years, dog years, internet years). This is awesome news for us fans of mobile phones. And great for competition and for good consumer experiences and for innovation."
so, it looks like the news hasn't hit in the u.s. yet.
bcuz it seems unlikely that this would make the price droop -- even though the phones won't hit until next year.
just to clarify. even if no retail holders sell their stock at all, and not just to those you would deny the 'opportunity' to, they could still buy treasury stock from msft. but they won't, precisely because they are haters/sellers.
so, it's ok, even if impossible, to sell to the sellers. (-;
but the haters aren't buying, so they are your best bet for finding some to not sell to. o^%)~
what is happening here is that you can't wrap your head around not owning this stock. so you think you can withhold it from those that don't want it and thereby frustrate or punish them.
that, that, that, is still just an incantation, not an event. chanting win-tel doesn't perform magic.
not a need, not a useful tool, not a new idea. just a tired wish.
some japanese engineer.
from 4 years ago ...
"Fujitsu F-07C is a Windows 7 PC and a smartphone"
remember how the 'unified' phone and desktop o.s. was going to take over 3 years ago when w7 was released?
if this is the future then you can see how well it worked in the past and estimate from there. (-;
"The latest to add to the line-up of software community agreeing with the migration of Windows Operating System and suite to the open source platform is Microsoft Azure Cloud Platform Chief Technology Officer, Mark Russinovich."
out of that 100k, how many are "Microsoft Azure Cloud Platform Chief Technology Officer"?
Are all the other msft c.t.o.s freaks too?!?!?!?
like these guys?
do you not know that 35-40% is ~smaller~ than 60%? this numerical confusion happens too often to be an accident! (-;
or are you confused and think that i am an msft supporter and you are a google-backer? X-D
on top of that you are using [inflated] u.s.-only percentages. from an article at searchengineland --
"Yahoo was last where Bing is today (20 percent) in May 2009. Bing launched in June of 2009. It still had a market share comparable to where Yahoo is today in late Q4 2010. Yahoo and Microsoft consummated their Search Alliance in July 2009.
Yahoo’s US search market share is currently 12.7 percent, boosted in recent months by its default search deal with Firefox. Google’s is down a tenth of a point from last month, at 64.4 percent. However search volumes at all the major engines saw growth.
The effective reach of Bing is nearly 33 percent, given that it serves organic results and ads to Yahoo search."
what a silly toady! world wide msft is is at about 10% and due to the loss of 49% of yahoo search, bcuz they outmaneuvered themselves (o;), even their u.s. share is going to drop.
in one to two years i'll still be laughing at you as you get even more out of touch, desperate and resort to even sillier defensive foibles.
yeah, driving your partner(s) away is a slick maneuver. (-;
"Yahoo earnings and revenue miss expectations"
" Yahoo reported first-quarter earnings and revenue that missed Wall Street's expectations on a stalling display ad business.
The tech giant said Tuesday after the bell that its first-quarter adjusted earnings came in at 15 cents per share on $1.04 billion in revenue. Analysts had expected Yahoo to report earnings of about 18 cents per share on $1.06 billion in revenue, according to a consensus estimate from Thomson Reuters."
that's why they renegotiated their exiting contract to cut bing use in half and to get out from under web ad sales.
the mutual ability to terminate the agreement by either party is just another sign of how things are going.
yeah, they are as clever as you. (-;
they lost half of the yahoo search results, reducing, not increasing, their share of search, and they now have to sell all the advertising themselves while yahoo can pick any search engine(s) they want to use for half of their queries (search-aggregation stylie) and can lay off the sales staff and focus on other things that are deemed more important to the company.
in two or three years you will still be saying the same nonsensical things you have been all along. your challenge is to find any posible way to be wronger than you already are. big task. are you up for it?
fail at reading this too!