Friday, March 14, 2014

Microsoft's Self-Imposed Tax

http://www.macrumors.com/2014/03/14/microsoft-office-competition/

This is the tax MSFT has to pay for entering the mobile hardware business (Surface, etc.) - particularly painful since they aren't doing it well either. They can't release Office for iOS as they view it as their main (only?) selling point for their tablets, cannibalizing their MS Office sales for tablet sales that don't exist. This is why you stay in your lane.

Why is it Software companies always want to become Hardware companies and vice versa? Same with Products and Services.