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Apple and Google had a great Xmas

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    Apple and Google had a great Xmas


    Somebody is doing fine - no problem with sales for these guys:


    Apple and Google likely have a lot to be happy about following this yearís holiday season. According to data recently released from mobile app analytics firm Flurry, the two companies combined to activate 17.4 million devices on Christmas Day. Thatís good for a 332 percent increase over the average number of activations in December and more than 2.5 times more than on Christmas Day a year ago.

    Apple and Google activated 17 million devices on Christmas Day - TechSpot

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    Do you think Balmer will survive this ?
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    We don't have the figures for anything to do with win8.

    It's pretty clear Apple and Google are doing ok in the current economic climate.

    I don't think Stevie B will want to go until he has a success under his belt.

    He probably won't want to retire after being called the world's worst CEO by none other than Forbes.

    I am not sure that is entirely fair - who knows who is responsible at MS. Maybe the departure of Stevie S has drawn fire.

    Perhaps the next version of windows will be ok - then Stevie B can bow out gracefully.
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    Meanwhile...

    Windows is the most used OS in the world, Windows 8 is doing ok, Windows 7 is the most used. The Xbox sold about 750 million consoles Black Friday alone, continuing a 22 month sales streak. Office is the most popular and preferred Office software, with few signs that google docs or anything else can chip away at it, as there are a few different ways to use it.

    And no one is buying desktop PCs anymore. All laptops. Which, oddly enough, touch AIO PCs seem to be doing better than touch laptops or tablets. OEMs report that their touch PCs are selling faster than their non-touch PCs.
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    And apple or google must be paying you well to post negative things about Microsoft and Windows 8...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    ....... The Xbox sold about 750 million consoles Black Friday alone, .

    you have something to support your claim ? ...of course not . 750 millions Xbox, poor guy, you don't even have this population in North America. You gone tell my that 10% of the peoples on earth purchase a Xbox that day ? ......

    this time it's a just a Fiat that hit Microsoft, wait few months. the trains is coming
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    Quote Originally Posted by molebo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    ....... The Xbox sold about 750 million consoles Black Friday alone, .

    you have something to support your claim ? ...of course not . 750 millions Xbox, poor guy, you don't even have this population in North America. You gone tell my that 10% of the peoples on earth purchase a Xbox that day ? ......

    this time it's a just a Fiat that hit Microsoft, wait few months. the trains is coming
    Microsoft Sold 750,000 Xbox 360 Consoles In U.S On Black Friday 2012 Holiday Weekend | iJailbreak.com

    Oh my bad, 750,000.
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    And what the Xbox sale have to do with the Surface sales ? But let's talk about it, you know why the Xbox and iPad is so popular, it's because Balmer let the Xbox team work my them self. This is not what happen with the Courier tablet, Balmer put them stick in the wheels, If the team have continue to work on the Courier, thing may have be different today. Even Gates was working on tablets a long time ago. Balmer is the problem, it's time he go. For now the shares of Microsoft are deep flat, they don,t go down, but they don,t go up too, shares holders expect to make money, they don't loose money but they don't make money too. The way it'S going with the sales of surface and Windows 8, shares can only go down. and the shares holders will cut the head of Balmer for sure, cause the one who own MS shares want stability and will not accept lost. Microsoft can't just sit on their past Windows and Offices success they have to make innovation or else someone will kick their A$$ for sure.


    The problem with Microsoft... - Fortune Tech
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    Quote Originally Posted by molebo View Post
    And what the Xbox sale have to do with the Surface sales ? But let's talk about it, you know why the Xbox and iPad is so popular, it's because Balmer let the Xbox team work my them self. This is not what happen with the Courier tablet, Balmer put them stick in the wheels, If they team have continue to work on the Courier, thing may have be different today. Even Gates was working on tablets a long time ago. Balmer is the problem, it's time he go. For now the shares of Microsoft are deep flat, they don,t go down, but they don,t go up too, shares holders expect to make money, they don't loose money but they don't make money too. The way it'S going with the sales of surface and Windows 8, shares can only go down. and the shares holders will cut the head of Balmer for sure, cause the one who own MS shares want stability and will not accept lost.


    The problem with Microsoft... - Fortune Tech
    Courier tablets sound nice, but ultimately redundant as OneNote works the same.

    Ballmer is the problem and has been for Microsoft for a while, but this is literally the first time I've seen since he's become CEO that Microsoft is getting their crap together for once. We'll have to have see what will happen in the next few years how this turns out.

    As for Surface sales, have people completely disregarded other PC sales? When did it all of a sudden become that a PC equates to Surface tablets and ultimately Windows 8? Every logically thinking person understands they're not selling like hot cakes because they came onto the market TWO MONTHS AGO!! Not everyone even knows Microsoft is building tablets, let alone where they are to buy them. They're just now at best buy stores, physically within the stores, not just online. 2013 will show whether or not they're doing well, as the Surface RT and Pro will be sold in more stores other than Microsoft's 70 or so physical retail stores versus the several thousand best buys and Staples.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post

    Not everyone even knows Microsoft is building tablets, let alone where they are to buy them.
    I can't listen the TV 5 minutes without see the stupid Surface ad, so I wonder who don't know about it ?


    anyway it's not enough to say I will buy a Surface, did you buy one Coke ? Microsoft need peoples who actually purchase them, and the peoples who give a nice iPad to their kid this Xmas, will not purchase a Surface next month for sure, Sales are dead after Xmas. Then will come the spring, the summer, so you have to wait at least fall. Even more stupid they launch the Pro, when everyone will receive their CC Xmas bills , Peoples will have to pay their CC, loan, rent car and more before purchase a Pro.
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