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Microsoft Calling. Anyone There?

“Microsoft is totally off the radar of the cool, hip, cutting-edge software developers,” said Tim O’Reilly, who publishes a popular line of software development guides.

“And they are largely out of the consciousness of your average developer.”

The Xbox 360 gaming console and its complementary online services have been a rare hit with consumers. Still, being hip matters only so much for Microsoft, whose profits remain the envy of the business world. Microsoft’s software like Windows and Office remain the dominant standard around the world and afford the company an ability to experiment wherever it pleases.

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DontShoot-Me-Bro2963d ago

Please leave your message after the tone...beep

playstation_clan2963d ago ShowReplies(3)
RedPawn2963d ago

I don't like people playin on my phone.

angel_from_above69862962d ago

maybe i dont like people play n4g....

RedPawn2962d ago

Then you need to get off the net.

AAACE52962d ago

Microsoft is a little lost, but it happens to every company at some point or another!

Apolloeye2963d ago

Really good read actually, very insightful.

Sigh2963d ago

well it is by the NYtimes... not by some amateur blog or whatever. Just saying.

outrageous2963d ago (Edited 2963d ago )

What I don't understand is why M$ doesn't do more to tie there Windows 7 and xbox 360 communities together. Windows is HUGE, add 40+ million 360 gamers, 25 million of which PAY a subscription fee to play on line and you have a very strong platform to launch any tech gadget off of. On paper at least the potential is staggering.

The thing about electronics is the constant change. What is relevant today may not be relevant tomorrow. In ten years time, we may say M$, whats that, or Sony who. Apple might be obsolete. It's all about the latest and greatest.

Who remembers Atari and the Sony Walkman???

Nicaragua2962d ago

"Who remembers Atari and the Sony Walkman???"

errrm, anyone who is old enough to remember them ?

angel_from_above69862962d ago

i am sir.... step off momma needs you

born 2-17-80

BeOneWithTheGun2963d ago

Er, their online is complementary? Doesn't that mean free, on the house, a gift from me to you, a perk for your devotion? Sigh, I digress.

T9X692963d ago

It is free....for a month.

angel_from_above69862962d ago

do not expect sony fantards to own both consoles......they aren't gamers...they play n4g(sony fanboys)

mastiffchild2963d ago

No, it doesn't have to mean free. It can mean it as in "goes with", it compliments the 360.

TomMcBaum2963d ago

Complement = "a thing that completes or brings to perfection"
Compliment = "a polite expression of praise or admiration"

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