Meet Microsoft, The World's Best Kept R&d Secret
Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:52 AM
Wouldn't it be nice if they spent a tiny fraction of that money developing an operating system that...wait for it...actually operated the system instead of being just an artificial hunting ground for rabid marketing weasels.
Most people already know where to find toy stores.
Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:13 AM
Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:37 AM
Microsoft needs a public relations/marketing guru badly. Good article for unknowning readers. Good article for PC world too.
Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:52 AM
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:06 PM
Cynical much? Would you prefer they be like Apple who invents a product once then just re-releases it year after year with only marginal improvements? Or how about Google, who spends millions just to find new ways to bombard you product placement ads?
Microsoft will always be around because a lot of their genius get's blended into everyday life. Yesterday, I went to the bank, withdrew money, bought lunch, drove to the airport, rode an elevator, checked-in, and got on a plane. Do you know what everything from the bank ATM, the cash register, the elevator controls, the airport kiosk, the luggage conveyor belts, to the various control systems I interacted with all used?...Hint: it isn't anything from Apple or Google.
Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:08 PM
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:55 PM
Now, with regards to innovations, i hope MS does something about bing too. One search engine dominating the whole planet is scary So it really needs to try to make bing better than google, not just another option to it.
Posted 03 January 2013 - 12:58 AM
Second, Microsoft maybe well into research but every time it releases something the market seems to have gone much further. Let me cite two examples for you... 1) Microsoft releases XBOX 360 much ahead of Sony playstation 3, but the thunder is stolen by Nintendo Wii. 2) Microsoft releases something called as 'Microsoft Surface' (The table) with great fanfare and then its gets shocked by Apple's IPhone which has more practical utility than the bulky table...
Problem with Microsoft is that its researchers think big, but its CEO is a dumbass who has no eye for innovative products. With such a duffer at the head of the org whatever innovation it may be, everything will be overtaken at one point of time or the other by competitors... History is rife with such examples... Xerox GUI being one such example.
Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:46 AM
Cool story bro!