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[News] Microsoft's Online Business Sinks Like a Rock, Surface Almost Dead on Arrival

  • Subject: [News] Microsoft's Online Business Sinks Like a Rock, Surface Almost Dead on Arrival
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2009 22:44:55 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Microsoft’s Online Advertising Revenue Drops 16%, Time to Give Up?

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| Perhaps even more significant is the 16% decline in online advertising 
| revenue (just $521 million) with its overall online services posting a loss 
| of $575 million.  


Skin Deep Usability

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| The whole experience was probably best summed up by Amanda who, when asked 
| why it was taking us so long to get the machine up and running, and why we 
| all looked so unhappy, replied “Oh, it’s just so…Microsofty.”  
| That’s the true cost of a poor approach to usability – it gets you a 
| reputation that’s hard to shake. 



Half Of Microsoft Employees Use Google To Search Web

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| Forget about selling Live Search to the American public—Microsoft (NSDQ:
| MSFT) is struggling to get its own employees to use the search engine. In
| February, fewer than half of the company’s U.S. employees used Live Search,
| while roughly an equal number used Google (NSDQ: GOOG), according to a CNET
| report.


Microsoft Employees Demonstrate Fondness For Google


Microsoft U.S. Searches Sink to 12-Month Low

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| Microsoft's share of U.S. searches last month fell to its lowest level in a
| year, according to Web tracking firm comScore.
| The latest data show that Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) garnered only 8.2 percent
| of all U.S. search queries in February, slipping from 8.5 percent in January.
| The company had previously held a 9.6 percent share in February 2008.



Ballmer Still Searching for an Answer to Google

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| "Forty percent of servers run Windows, 60 percent run Linux," he said. "How
| are we doing? Forty is less than 60, so I don't like it. ... We have some
| work to do."

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