Once Windows 10 becomes the hit Microsoft hopes it will be, Microsoft will have more control over the price it charges. Right now, price may be an important validator, and an upgrade price of $0 does not validate much.
Tonight I'm joined by Steve Ballmer, former CEO of Microsoft and one of the primary architects of that tech giant's phenomenal success, who is now the new owner of the LA Clippers. He took over that franchise in the aftermath of the Donald Sterling scandal. His winning bid -- $2 billion.
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In the wake of Steve Ballmer's exit from Microsoft and its Nokia acquisition, many have been talking about how Microsoft has lost its innovative edge because of a culture of fear. But if you're human and alive, you're afraid. Or at least you should be. Fear keeps us from doing stupid stuff as often.
The greatest achievement of Steve Ballmer with respect to competing with iPhone was not to copy it, but to re-think Windows and eventually release the world's first and only cross-device and unified operating system, Windows 8.
To his credit, Ballmer invested heavily in R&D, but Microsoft has little to show for it. Like many of its high tech counterparts, Microsoft has been unable to overcome the dominance of its core business.
Is it any wonder that Microsoft has stagnated? On paper, in front of analysts, they talk about growth, growth, growth. But growth is an outcome, not a strategy.
This week, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is expected to announce a major overhaul of the company's management structure. So what, you ask? Well, depending on how this shakes out, it could end up having some significant ramifications on the products and services you use.
It was in the sessions, seeing presentation after presentation, that this shift became clear. Reporting on it required both attending a lot of sessions as well as clueing into the difference.
Forty more corporate CEOs, including JetBlue's, have joined a covert lobbying group for Wall Street, billionaires, and the defense industry called "Fix the Debt," in an effort to maximize their own already-swollen bank accounts by destroying your financial future.
Surface is gorgeous, and it has some unique features and accessories. But the big question is whether it will be enough to woo customers. This question must be eating away at Microsoft execs, because they desperately need Surface to be a hit.