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JohnM587
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JohnM587,
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7/11/2013 | 12:04:52 AM
re: Microsoft Reorg Rumors Heat Up
VISTABOB 8 !

X-Treme-LOL! OMG I can't stop laughing. That was the best one I've come across since Sesame Street Crayola 8.
JohnM587
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JohnM587,
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7/11/2013 | 12:00:41 AM
re: Microsoft Reorg Rumors Heat Up
"The new hierarchy, which could be revealed as soon as July 1, could leave many key executives looking for new jobs."

aka A massive downsizing.

"Bloomberg reported earlier in June that Ballmer's plan will redistribute Microsoft's businesses, which are currently spread across eight divisions, into four units"

aka a 50% cut in head count.

The reality?

MicroKlunk, aka Mafiasoft, aka Micro$haft is shrinking due to the 27% reduction in WindoZe & Office sales & zero percent mobile traction in a bourgeoning market.

Oh by the way, did you know that only Windoze & Office licenses are the only Microsoft cash cows? Yes that is a fact!

So say it like it really is:

Balmer is downsizing to try to stay in business!

My prediction: In two years Microsoft will have 75% less employees and most users
will have migrated to Linux platforms using the cloud to run their legacy M$ apps like Office.
Palpatine
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Palpatine,
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6/26/2013 | 6:19:56 AM
re: Microsoft Reorg Rumors Heat Up
They only must do one thing: STOP SELLING SH1TTY VISTABOB 8 !
Faye Kane, homeless brain
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Faye Kane, homeless brain,
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6/26/2013 | 4:08:05 AM
re: Microsoft Reorg Rumors Heat Up
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Peter principle, BOOOOY have you got that right.

The man never was any more than a marketing frat boy who misinterpreted Gates' genius and the rise of the PC as his own business and finance acumen.

I said last year that Win 8 would bomb big (which was obvious), and that by the summer, Steve "Developers! Developers!" Ballmer would stand in front of the Board and blame his subordinates, the media, and the users for his latest screw-up.

His "reorganization" will involve firing whatever smart managers still work in Redmond and replacing them with yes-men. My guess is that Sinofsky knew better than Metro, but did what he was told, then immediately abandoned the Titanic he helped sink.

I bet Ballmer even fires engineers so he can double his army of fake shills pretending to be real people. Then they can post twice as much ridiculous, faux-angry, mean-spirited propaganda in the comments sections of Win 8 articles at industry tabloid sites like this. It's on par with adding one-click access to the Metro main screen and telling us "We gave you back your Start button! See, we listen to you!"

I'd feel embarrassed for the buffoon, but it is SOOO satisfying to watch a clueless, arrogant, incompetent, peter-unprincipled manager get just exactly what he deserves for once.

-faye
Greywoof
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Greywoof,
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6/26/2013 | 2:42:28 AM
re: Microsoft Reorg Rumors Heat Up
Dear General Steve, Under your watch, the train left the station 3 or 4 years ago. Too little, too late, and antagonizing your base in a desperate Hail Mary (Windows 8). A classic case of Peter's Principle. You reached your level of incompetency many years ago. Time to move on.
Andrew Hornback
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Andrew Hornback,
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6/26/2013 | 1:38:15 AM
re: Microsoft Reorg Rumors Heat Up
There's a lot to speculate about here - maybe Microsoft is finally going to do something with Socl? I think a deal to purchase Nokia might be a good move, especially given the want/need/directive to move further into the device space. Who knows, maybe Microsoft has an answer for Google Glass up their sleeve.

I do think it's very safe to say that Microsoft needs to get some traction and momentum going if they want to stay relevant.

Andrew Hornback
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