Tag: Microsoft

By October 6, 2015 5 Comments Read More →

Microsoft Goes To War

In April of 2015, I said that Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s CEO, wasn’t waging a war. I was wrong. Armed with two new Surface devices and three new phones, Nadella looks to reclaim Microsoft lost land. That is my take-away after getting a preview of the devices and the strategy behinds today’s Microsoft hardware event. Microsoft new […]

By June 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Microsoft Shakes Up Leadership: Now What?

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella overhauled the company’s leadership today. There is little surprise to the timing or makeup of the changes. Microsoft typically makes changes just ahead of the start of its fiscal year. And the new alignment underscores the Microsoft’s objective to focus on three key areas: cloud, personal computing and enterprise applications. But two big questions weigh heavy on […]

By September 5, 2013 8 Comments Read More →

Microsoft Buys Nokia: What Happens Next Matters Most

  Does Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia really mean a serious competitor to Google’s Android and Apple in the Mobile game? So you’ve been reading the headlines over the last few days, there are the optimists and the pessimists among you on whether or not Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia will bring a serious contender into the […]

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By September 4, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

The Mobilecast – Why Is Microsoft Buying Nokia?

Brian Katz chats with our CEO, Bob Egan, Ben Bajarin (@benbajarin), Bob Egan (@bobegan) and Matt Rosoff (@mattrosoff) about the Microsoft buyout of Nokia Devices and Services announced early this morning. The conversation covers a lot of ground They have a wide-ranging starting with whether the buyout is needed, whether it was worth how much Microsoft […]

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By June 20, 2013 4 Comments Read More →

Microsoft and Nokia: Should Kissing Cousins Marry?

Rumors are once again circulating that Nokia has a “For Sale” sign on it.
The latest rumors are nothing new citing Huawei, Lenovo and Microsoft all as potential buyers. It was Nancy Gohring’s piece over at CITEworld that prompted me to offer up an opinion. Why would Microsoft buy Nokia’s cow when it’s getting the milk […]

By August 17, 2011 2 Comments Read More →

Google Buys Motorola Mobility: Don’t Let The Smoke Get In Your Eyes

There has been a lot of focus and fuss over the value and cost of the patents involved in the Google/Motorola transaction. While Google’s Android market share growth is on a fast track, so are the lawsuits over patent violations, the complaints about platform fragmentation and interest about how the company will drive profits because […]

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