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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-Bro3450d ago

Please leave your message after the tone...beep

playstation_clan3450d ago ShowReplies(3)
RedPawn3450d ago

I don't like people playin on my phone.

angel_from_above69863450d ago

maybe i dont like people play n4g....

RedPawn3450d ago

Then you need to get off the net.

AAACE53450d ago

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

Apolloeye3450d ago

Really good read actually, very insightful.

Sigh3450d ago

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

outrageous3450d ago (Edited 3450d 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???

Nicaragua3450d ago

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

errrm, anyone who is old enough to remember them ?

angel_from_above69863450d ago

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

born 2-17-80

BeOneWithTheGun3450d 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.

T9X693450d ago

It is free....for a month.

angel_from_above69863450d ago

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

mastiffchild3450d ago

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

TomMcBaum3450d ago

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

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