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6 Dying Microsoft Products - Is It Time For Ballmer To Take A Break?

ThatNaijaBlog - Google and Apple seem to have got the future very much on their palms, while other mega tech companies like Yahoo play catch up. Yahoo's relevance hit a sudden decline a couple of years ago until the emergence of Marissa Mayer who looks set to turn the company's hard-times to good fortune.

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In2iti0n1110d ago

Ah, Ballmer... God, does that guy get on my nerves.

proudly_X1110d ago

What Microsoft needs is someone who is tech swavy

a_squirrel1108d ago (Edited 1108d ago )

The sad thing is that half of these were forced onto users (IE, Outlook and Bing) and still did terribly.

Outlook was a great refresh, but too little too late.

Bing has a nice look for it's maps, but too late, and now google has matched it with their new maps.

And IE is integrated with Windows, so... Part of the reason why I love chrome is there's no messing with getting the default search to be Google again.

aviator1891109d ago

From that list, the only dead is zune. The others are showing yoy signs of growth and the xbox one isn't even out yet...

Poorly written article..

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Soldierone1109d ago (Edited 1109d ago )

It still isn't as great as it used to be. These are "showing improvements" because they have slid so far downhill.

Google is killing MS in almost every field they fight in. Outlook is almost irrelevant in the business field now. Windows Phone has been "improving" forever, yet still doesn't hold even a third of the market at all. Zune is a huge flop because MS screwed over all the people that supported it.

Bing is getting TONS of marketing, yet still only holds 16 percent of the search market. And IE has been decreasing ever since Mozilla and Google did things way better.

And don't forget while MS is trying desperately to take over all these markets, they are letting the markets they do control slip too.... Examples Windows and MS Office. Next on the list seems to be Xbox, since for some reason Microsoft is too cool to listen to the people actually buying the products. Don't tell them that, they know what we want......

I don't agree with the article entirely, but I do agree there needs to be change because MS is not as dominant as it once was.

SouthClaw1109d ago

Just a stupid article really. Take emotion out of it and present the facts sounds like somebody who has a real hate for Microsoft. Pathetic.

forum671109d ago

Agreed ! I think techspy and n4g should include troll wannabe website ban list.

Speed-Racer1108d ago

Instead of complaining about it, you are free to peruse the pending section and manage from time to time.

jerocarson1109d ago (Edited 1109d ago )

When the writer said he loved Windows 8, he was crucified here. Today, he bashes some of MS products and he is called pathetic.. The word hypocrisy wouldn't be out of place here.

All his points are with verifiable facts, I wonder why you can't read or just too lazy to click the links. :-p

dcbronco1109d ago

Yes, Microsoft will disappear soon. I don't even believe those financial statements that come out each year that show record profits. I wonder why that is because Nosa E Nosa says that their products aren't performing well and have been surpassed by others in the market. Where the hell is all of that money coming from? And you know when a product hasn't even hit the market yet and a very small portion of a relatively small group doesn't like it, it's doomed. Forget that huge mainstream market that might like it. Remember the Wii, nobody bought that thing. Gamers hated it.

Wow, I can't believe Microsoft is almost gone. And to think all we hear in the business news is that Sony stock is trading at junk bond status and they might have to split the company to raise money. But I'm betting on Nosa E Nosa.

Boy, I could really use a reaction from that guy on the AT&T commercials with the kids.

jerocarson1108d ago

Lol, I like the ending part of your comments

Speed-Racer1108d ago

Outlook? Really? It's an excellent platform as of late. Windows Phone is just as good as well. The author has no idea what he is talking about. The Xbox One qualifies as a fail but lighten up.

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