December 14, 2012

Windows 8: Not Microsoft's Finest Hour

Kevin Kelleher, Pando Daily

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The warning signs started to appear on Black Friday. A YouTube video comparing a Apple Store with an Microsoft Store on the most crazed shopping day of the year showed the former jam-packed, the latter sparsely populated with quiet shoppers. It dramatized Microsoft’s worst fear – that the company’s big bets on bold new products like Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and the Surface tablet weren’t resonating early on with consumers. Not like Apple’s products.

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