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Technology Stocks : Microsoft: The Devices and Consumer Segment
MSFT 453.55-0.3%Jul 12 4:00 PM EDT

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To: Jurgis Bekepuris who wrote (138)7/13/2015 1:14:23 PM
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<< What went wrong? Nadella was not a mobile device CEO, he pretty much gave up on that part of the company from the outset. >>

There is no question about that. He's not a 'devices and services' guy but a software (as a service) guy whether in the cloud or on a device.

He kept Elop and Harlow hidden from public view and perhaps internal function. I suspect evolution of devices (particularly smartphones/phablets) was not supported well and was a low prioity.

<< Nokia-Microsoft mobile devices needed a different Microsoft leadership in order to succeed. >>

At the CEO level to be sure. I think Elop/Harlow were rhe right division leaders, but also that Nadella viewed Elop as a threat and by extension Harlow as well.

Devices have never been Microsoft's forte and Nadella may have repositioned Microsoft onto a sensible track, but we'll have to wait and see.


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