karma is a popular news event.
nokia already got their positive impact and resultant publicity last sept. unfortunately the cloud hasn't completely cleared yet like it might have if things had gone a little better over the last few quarters.
buyback is authorized. it is every year, so that's not new.
a start date has not been announced. that will have to happen first. if it happens that will be the first time in 5 years or so.
he's a mechanism and his wheels are stuck in a particular track. (-;
somehow he thinks that selling less than 500k shorefishies in a quarter is disrupting ipad sales and he can't stop claiming that!!!
he also keeps saying that the losses incurred due cost of revenue and write downs on them is "making money". making it go away, yes, but he doesn't seem to get that distinction.
looks like the shorefish blows just about all potential customers away too. less than 500k sold last quarter.
needless to say everyone else is doing much, much, much, much, much, much better selling _real_ tablets than msft is doing selling modular laptops marketed as tablets.
it would be good to hope that shorefish 3, and all the others, haven't hit full stride yet. see if you can find this quote:
"Markedly fewer than half a million Surfaces shipped last quarter. I wonder how sustainable this is."
ever hear of volatility?
it's not for everybody but since it offers more risk there can be more reward too. especially when volatility is very high.
i must apologize and also admit that mr. nadella has actually promised what nok-nok has claimed.
from an article in the verge:
"Speaking on the company's quarterly earnings call today, Nadella told analysts Microsoft will "streamline the next version of Windows from three operating systems into one single converged operating system." Describing the implications of the change, Nadella said "this means one operating system that covers all screen sizes."
of course it is _still_ totally unacceptable that this wasn't done from the start and somewhat laughable how, much, if not all, the work of merging the incompatible phone and tablet o.s.es has been wasted trying to recover from this horrible plan-substitute now that a unified system is finally not only recognized as a the correct choice but has been instituted in policy so that an -actual- product can be developed and eventually offered to consumers.
as to the notion of it taking as much as a year to produce an apple app, that is ludicrous! there is no way there would be almost two million apps if that was the case and no way that apple would have the largest number of developers.
as to it taking only a few days to make an app that will, someday, once the product gets released,wel, of course that would be nice and -should- be possible. but it isn't the case _now_ nor will it be for some time. in the meanwhile apple and google both are closing in on 2 mio. apps while msft has about 150k ; less than one tenth as many as either of the other two.
and the worse it gets the greater the opportunity, right?
here's to infinite opportunity! :-D
yeah, and amputees don't need to was their feet! (-;
since for the last 3 quarters their market share has been going down, significantly -- yet not by a large amount, because that would be impossible -- it doesn't really make sense for it to go back up again, much less by a significant/large amount. after all it was supposed to do that the first yer.
and the second.
and the third ...
proving again that you have no idea what is going on.
google doesn't pay royalties to msft, the manufacturers that have signed royalty contracts do. and when msft sued b+n for royalties they would up paying b+n over $600 mio.
explain that! X-D
yeah, it's easier to make adjustments to the equipment when no one is using it. (-;
unless you need user input on what to fix in order to get some sales. :-D
yeah, people really want styli for their phones and tablets, don't they?
but if they did all they would have to do is go pick one up at a close-out specialist like ross, marshall's, big lots, etc. for a really cheap price.
not much disruptive potential in grubbing for commonly available surplus accessories much less increasing the price of products that are already -really- hard to sell by weighing them down with junk like that.
they were burning through that much cash because of msft ; msft was the bad guy.
12.5 k are getting laid off, not 120k, i.e. the whole company ; but still, msft is the bad guy.
and even after a 5 for 1 split it still sells for more than twice what msft sells for.
so, those are sour grapes, not apples!
never happened the first time, much less "once again". X-D
but since you harp on it constantly my guess is that you simply can't think any other thoughts regardless of what is truly happening. that certainly is the pattern of your other posts.
and it certainly has no bearing on me. (-;
if that is what you are supposing then it explains perfectly why you can never get anything right.
if that is not what you are supposing then you are just trolling. and poorly.
either way you don't appear to have anything to say.