December 5, 2012

Is Microsoft Just a Hardware Company Now?

Don Reisinger, MIT Technology Review



Speaking last week before shareholders, Ballmer said that as his company looks to the future, it needs to acknowledge that “getting the innovation right across the seam of hardware and software is difficult unless you do both of them.”

“What we’ve said to ourselves now is that there is no boundary between hardware and software that we will let build up as a kind of innovation barrier,” Ballmer said during a question-and-answer session,...

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