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Microsoft execs Bates and Reller are leaving, report says

Two of Microsoft’s top executives, marketing chief Tami Reller and business development boss Tony Bates, are leaving the company, according to a report this afternoon by Re/code. It isn’t clear where either exec is headed in the short run. Microsoft declined to comment on the report, which said the company planned a Tuesday announcement. Bates,… Read More

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Microsoft: Don’t compare Windows 8 to a can of soda

When The Coca-Cola Company tried to introduce “New Coke” to the market back in 1985, it was considered one of the worst product decisions known to mankind. Now, some analysts are comparing Coke’s mistakes to Microsoft and Windows 8, based on the negative reaction to radical changes in the operating system, and Microsoft’s upcoming move to address “customer feedback”… Read More

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Analyst: Microsoft wrestling with ARM as Windows 8 nears

Veteran Wall Street analyst Rick Sherlund of Nomura Research has issued a report following a series of investor meetings last week with Windows marketing chief Tami Reller, providing a glimpse into the status of Microsoft’s Windows 8 as the company gears up for its launch, expected later this year. One of the more interesting tidbits… Read More