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Submitted by -Mezzo- 380d ago | opinion piece

Microsoft, Google, and Apple: Which one faces doom in 2017?

ZDnet - Last week, Gartner released a report that had tech bloggers falling over themselves to declare Microsoft obsolete and the PC dead. Two problems. First, it's Gartner. And second, a closer look at the data paints a surprisingly rosy picture for Microsoft. (Apple, Google, Industry, Microsoft)

-Mezzo-  +   381d ago
Google is the last Company i would want to disappear, i like they Services, Gadgets, Software's.

Away with Apple & MS already.
LOL_WUT  +   380d ago
Out of the 3, most definitely not Apple. I couldn't care less for the other two although I do use google frequently. ;)
shivvy24  +   379d ago
actually i hate them all , MS is now releasing yearly OS and its getting shitter, imagine an upgraded win XP :) , Google pretty much steals personal info, dont need to get into details with apple cause it pretty much sucks
Angerfist  +   380d ago
None of three will face doom, MS is in it with the Xbox and as long as they get the same Games as PS4 and a few of their exclusives next Xbox is a Winner, not to mention the Windows, Office and Server Landscape.

Google will always be No 1 Search Engine and has everything you need, i only could see them getting in trouble with abusing User Data, which probably happens already.

Apple was once pretty much off the Map, but they have so much Money now that they can probably fail 2 Years in a Row and be healthy.
mushroomwig  +   379d ago
'as long as they get the same Games as PS4 and a few of their exclusives'

A few of their exclusives? The majority of PlayStation exclusives are from Sony owned companies, so good luck getting them. The rest, companies like Quantic Dream are perfectly happy staying with Sony.

To be perfectly honest, the next Xbox is already in trouble and it hasn't even launched yet. Rumours that the console will require a constant internet connection and the lack of first-party titles compared to Sony or Nintendo, it's not looking good.
ChrisW  +   379d ago
'MS is in it with the Xbox and as long as they get the same Games as PS4 and a few of their exclusives'

Though poorly worded, I read it differently... "their" is referring to "MS", which is the main subject.
Veni Vidi Vici  +   379d ago
@Chris
You could be right on your interpretation but that really doesn't change much IMO. MS has very few big exclusives anymore. They have Halo, GOW, Fable, and Forza. There may be some I'm forgetting but there really aren't that many after those big ones and those four are getting VERY stale. The worst part of it is that MS isn't really even trying to make new IP's and they're moving towards the casual market.

I used to love Xbox but the lack of new IP's, the emphasis on the casual market, and the ripoff that is Xbox Live have all turned me off of MS.
SKUD  +   379d ago
MS needs new leadership. BADLY....
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Mikefizzled  +   379d ago
All 3 have got the staying power. Microsoft has probably got the best foundations as they completely dominate in the PC market for OS and Office. Google has the mobile phone market and Youtube whilst people continue to flock to anything in the iGadget line.

Of the three Apple brings the least to the table in my opinion.
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fei-hung  +   379d ago
Apple needs to go. Their phones were relevant but now are tired rehashed versions of their previous model constantly trying to play catch up with their android counter parts.

Their mp3 are hugely overpriced and so are their tablets.

If anyone should be taught a lesson and our given a bit of a scare, it's Apple imo.
Veni Vidi Vici  +   379d ago
The answer is that none of them are going anywhere. They all have huge cash cows that will keep them viable for a very long time.
mcstorm  +   379d ago
I agree. I do think if it is anyone who will slip it is apple.

In the phone Market Samsung and Nokia are now working hard to Push Apple down the pecking order as well as a lot of people now wanting a big change in the IOS as it has been the same since day one and is now looking very date companied to Android and Windows Phone.

The IPad is in the same boat as the Iphone. With Microsoft now pushing devices like the surface that once word gets around as the Ipads and Android tablets can not replace home computers and laptops windows 8 tablets can as well as be a tablet.

For me if Apple don't change there ways over the next 3 years they could be the one who slides away. Yes they have a lot of money but they only have I devices that keep them going MS have business market with servers and Windows and Office.

Google have the search page and YouTube to keep the cash coming in if there mobile market hit trouble but Apple don't have a fall back.
Tultras  +   379d ago
All 3 of them COULD disappear, and it is just as likely as not.
listenkids  +   379d ago
I've never read such dumb comments.
Captain Qwark 9  +   379d ago
im certain none of them will be gone.

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