great! based on your description it looks like nothing bad will [ever] happen to me.
given your track record that should make me worry!!!!!!!!!!
man overboard is more like it. (-;
"Microsoft first launched a beta of its own homegrown search engine in 2005 (prior to that, search results were provided by Inktomi and others). Not 2009 — that's when the company rebranded its search efforts, which had previously been called "MSN Search" then "Windows Live Search" — as Bing.
In other words, Microsoft has been working on search now for more than 10 years. Microsoft has the benefit of billions of dollars a year in profits and free cash flow, has a dedicated research arm packed with Ph.Ds, and has built a massive data center infrastructure capable of analyzing billions of web links and search queries and returning a result in milliseconds.
The end result of all this? Bing has about 30% market share in the U.S. if you include Yahoo's sites, 20% if you only include Microsoft-branded sites, according to Comscore. Worldwide, the figure is more like 8% for Bing+Yahoo, and 4% for Bing alone, as per Statista.
Between the middle of 2005 and the middle of 2013, when Microsoft broke out its online division's financials, the company lost $12.36 billion on Bing and other consumer online services."
so if yahoo! cuts its bing usage in half what will the stats look like?
app rating is up to 3.7 -- which is still not good.
downloads are over 10k but under 50k. (who said this was going to take over mobile search? :-))
still at version 2.5 even though there was an update released on march 31st. what's up with that? (-0
i didn't see anyone say that nokia was buying back the mobile division.
got a source for this?
i can wait ...
no cash [to give alu]?
Total Cash (mrq): 8.52B
Total Cash Per Share (mrq): 2.34
Total Debt (mrq): 2.93B
Total Debt/Equity (mrq): 31.46
Current Ratio (mrq): 1.88
Book Value Per Share (mrq): 2.54
so may be none to give to alu, but they have cash ...
you seem to have missed some salient points here:
1.) the article is from business insider, not computer world.
2.) you replied to a post from me, not someone else (who you also have no understanding of or actual relationship with.)
3.) if they are losing billions on it it now and it is ~improving~ HOW BAD WAS IT BEFORE?!?!?!?!? X-D
4.) the losses they are suffering aren't even crushing themselves, much less having any real impact on the _successful_ companies and products in mobile. (-; the phone division is just floating along, siphoning off profits from the divisions that are still profitable -- and probably some of the money they get from investors as well. X-D it might actually help them to have their phones banned from being imported to the u.s. -- like the i.t.c. is contemplating in an upcoming ruling. X-D X-D
5.) my fate? it can't possibly be as bad as what has happened to you already that has made you into an unaware and delusional source of unresponsive text-bombs. so don't worry about me; it only makes your position look that much weaker!
"Microsoft could take a massive write-off to the tune of $5.46 billion on its acquisition of Nokia assets as soon as July of this year, according to some industry watchers.
The speculation starts with some language from Microsoft's quarterly earnings statement from last week, as Computerworld reports.
Basically, Microsoft's Phone Hardware division — which mostly consists of the assets it bought from Nokia in 2013 for about $7.9 billion — was spending so much money on sales of Windows Phone hardware that it actually lost around twelve cents per device sold.
That's before you even factor in all the other costs of doing business, like marketing. In other words, it spent $1.8 billion to sell $1.4 billion of phones.
Even with the overall number of phones sold going up, it's not a great way to run a business, and Microsoft is warning investors that change is coming.
"Declines in expected future cash flows, reduction in future unit volume growth rates, or an increase in the risk-adjusted discount rate used to estimate the fair value of the Phone Hardware reporting unit may result in a determination that an impairment adjustment is required, resulting in a potentially material charge to earnings," Microsoft said in its report.
This is a fancy way of saying that Microsoft seems to think that the Nokia acquisition isn't worth the $5.46 billion value it's been reporting to shareholders."
so, they paid $7.9 billion for it, laid off most of the employees they acquired in the deal, are valuing it at just under $5.5 and are going to write -that- off?! may be an import ban will help them rather than hurt them!
msg board software ate my reply. msft isn't the only one that sucks here. (-;
chrome is good for some things but if you open a lot of tabs or windows it will use all your memory and the machine will be bogged down running off of the swap area on your hard drive.
ff doesn't do that so i use it for work-intensive projects or long term use.
this also points out that msft is not interested in fixing i.e.
and yes, they suck.
then you don't want a mac, you want someone to fix i.e. for you.
only msft can do that and they aren't interested. they are leaving i.e. behind and moving on to the new browser code named spartan.
get another browser.
there is no extended warranty on i.e. there is no warranty on i.e. at all. read the license.
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.