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Lorna Garey
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Lorna Garey,
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8/4/2014 | 3:50:36 PM
Win win
So Microsoft wins either way, whether Windows takes off as a moble platform or Android stays in the lead -- just so long as it's not iOS!
Michael Endler
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8/4/2014 | 4:06:34 PM
Re: Win win
And with Office on iPads now, Microsoft is making a decent chunk of change on iOS too. It's rather nifty, for a company so woefully behind in mobile, to have engineered from its competitors one proven multi-billion dollar revenue stream, and another likely one.
Thomas Claburn
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8/4/2014 | 7:24:35 PM
Re: Win win
Sounds like Microsoft can just sit back and rest on its royalties and licensing fees. Oh, wait, that's sort of how we got here.
Lorna Garey
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Lorna Garey,
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8/5/2014 | 8:47:18 AM
Re: Win win
I guess if you can't beat 'em, make some money from 'em. Seriously though, why not do both -- try and get your own market share, while meanwhile grabbing what you can from competitors. 
Lorna Garey
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Lorna Garey,
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8/6/2014 | 9:20:31 AM
Re: Win win
@SaneIT - Gotta give the lawyers something to do all day I guess. 


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