Sources: Bloomberg, FT
quote: But all that decoupling of core businesses just doesn't seem to be in MS's best interests. I don't get it.
quote: ...back in the day, when MS first came out with Word, Excel, and Office, and it was clear they were leveraging their OS monopoly to unfair advantage over WordPerfect, Lotus, etc., I was certainly in favor of breaking up MS into an OS company and an office suite company.
quote: Back in the day (20+ years ago) I predicted the big software war (after Microsoft had already stomped everyone as far as the desktop was concerned) was going to be productivity bundles. I was wrong as Microsoft put forth the best and broadest bundle (NOT including the OS) and the war never really happened as Microsoft never really had any competition.
quote: I'm not sure if Microsoft did this deliberately
quote: and by creating and nurturing a market expectation that an OS actually *was* the bundle
quote: And then to see a possible CEO candidate talking about splitting MS up, in a possibly similar fashion.
quote: MS screwed up by not offering Office for tablets
quote: But, of course, he didn't provide any lol.