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Thu Apr 3

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chilero commented on an article. 11:31 PM

Microsoft Rips a Page From Android's Playbook, Blows the Tablet Market Wide Open

Add those big moves to their new universal app strategy and things start to look great for MSFT. A developer can now write one app and use it on Windows PCs, Windows tablets, Windows Phones and Xbox.

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chilero posted to the Microsoft Corp. board. 4:06 PM

12 Million Downloads

Microsoft says that the four Office apps for iPad have been downloaded 12 million times in the first week. An impressive start.

Wed Apr 2

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chilero replied to the Microsoft Corp. board. 5:34 PM

Re: Build conference

Apparently Windows will be free on 9" tablets or less and Windows Phone.

http://www.wpcentral.com/windows-drops-royalty-fee-devices-s...

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chilero posted to the Microsoft Corp. board. 4:01 PM

Build conference

A lot of announcements coming out of build.

Universal apps: Build one app that will work across Windows Phone, Windows tablets, PCs and Xbox One. That is available with a Visual Studio update today.

2 new Windows Phone partners: [more]

Tue Apr 1

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chilero posted to the Microsoft Corp. board. 11:06 AM

Windows Phone Updates

Kantar is reporting that overall market share for Windows Phone in Europe declined from 10.1% to 9.7% mostly due to the success of the Moto G.

There were some semi-bright spots (year over year numbers):

•Gained 1.2% for new total of [more]

Thu Mar 20

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chilero commented on an article. 3:55 PM

Here's How Xbox One Will Pull Ahead of PlayStation 4

Lies, nothing but lies I say. Everything I've read so far on the Fool talks about how the Xbox One is doomed or has already failed miserably. MSFT as a company has already died and nothing can save it. It writhes around in agony on

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Wed Mar 19

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chilero commented on an article. 10:52 AM

Will Anyone Pay for a Tablet Version of Microsoft Office?

The $69.99 a year version is for a single device. It is not really for the "tablet version". It is for the user that only needs office on one device. Likely aimed at students and singles.

Most people

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Mon Mar 17

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chilero replied to the Microsoft Corp. board. 5:53 PM

Re: The MS office clown show

Here it is:

http://www.theverge.com/2014/3/17/5519614/office-for-ipad-sa...

It will be interesting to see how well(or not) it [more]

Thu Mar 13

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chilero posted to the Microsoft Corp. board. 9:34 PM

Surge in XBox One Sales

NDP is reporting that February saw a surge in Xbox One sales in the USA, almost equaling PS4 sales. This after seeing PS4 doubling sales of Xbox One in January. That caused many in the anti-Microsoft tech world to for reasons and postulate theories [more]

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chilero posted to the Microsoft Corp. board. 11:30 AM

Titanfall and Azure

Azure is powering Titanfall and more game studios will follow.

Respawn engineer Jon Shiring says that since the beta ended, some skeptical devs have already changed their minds about the feasibility of using Azure for the parts of a game [more]

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chilero posted to the Microsoft Corp. board. 10:37 AM

Windows Phone OS Free

Both the Verge and CNET are reporting that 2 Indian phone makers, Karbonn and Lava are receiving the OS for free.

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Thu Mar 6

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chilero commented on an article. 3:41 PM

Google Has Destroyed Microsoft's Business Model

Apparently Windows 8.1 with Bing is simply a lower cost version of Windows similar to Windows Starter editions of years past designed for emerging markets.

Bing comes as the default search engine. OEMs can't

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Mon Mar 3

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chilero commented on an article. 6:19 PM

Microsoft Is Desperate to Crush Google's Chromebooks

@herbstoller Except that the competitor is giving it away the OS for free. If lowering the price is anti-competitive, what would one call giving away a product?

Giving the product away for free to stifle

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chilero commented on an article. 12:22 AM

Microsoft Is Desperate to Crush Google's Chromebooks

"If you can get over their many limitations, Chromebooks offer a better user experience than traditional Windows PCs, impervious to software degradation and traditional malware."

What? That is like

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Wed Feb 26

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chilero commented on an article. 11:16 PM

Microsoft Is Going to Give Away the Xbox One's Best Game

Microsoft is obviously incredibly desperate for sales of Xbox One. So desperate that they have to bundle a popular game with the console. No other console maker in history has ever bundled a popular title with the console. This is

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chilero commented on an article. 11:05 PM

Microsoft Still Struggling to Adapt

The strategy they are using (reducing the price of Windows for cheap tablets) is very similar to what they did for netbooks when Linux was being installed. They offered a cheaper version and ended up shutting Linux out.

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chilero replied to the Microsoft Corp. board. 2:11 PM

Re: 9 New Windows Phone Partners

What is the compelling reason?

If the rumors are true, the reason that these new OEMs have come on board and others are returning is because MSFT has, or will be, dramatically dropping the price of the OS.

Assuming that it [more]

Sun Feb 23

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chilero posted to the Microsoft Corp. board. 3:48 PM

9 New Windows Phone Partners

MSFT has just announced that 9 new partners are joining Windows Phone in addition to the current 4.

They include: Foxconn, Gionee, JSR, Karbonn, Lava (Xolo), Lenovo, LG, Longcheer and ZTE

This is exciting news for phone buyers [more]

Wed Feb 19

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chilero commented on an article. 5:22 PM

Candy Crush's IPO Won't Be the Next Zynga

The problem is that Candy Crush is just a mobile game. Designed to be played casually for a time period and then forgotten about.

They can't make any of these casual games into long term franchises like a Grand

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