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[News] [Rival] Microsoft Still Loses Billions in Lesser Known Areas

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Microsoft Still Loses Billions in Lesser Known Areas
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2010 09:50:11 +0000
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CHART OF THE DAY: Microsoft's Online Money Pit

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| We wonder when Microsoft will finally decide to 
| do what it should have done years ago: Save its 
| money and flush its entire online division down 
| the drain.


Microsoft needs big leap to catch up on smartphone technology

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| Microsoft suffered another blow when users of 
| the Sidekick, a T-Mobile USA device whose 
| services are run by Microsoft subsidiary 
| Danger, lost their contacts and other data for 
| several weeks. They publicly ranted about it on 
| Twitter and other social networks for just as 
| long.


Microsoft is already borrowing money and axing many products. The CFO quit after terrible results.


Microsoft Recite dies on December 31, 2009

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| Microsoft has announced that it is discontinuing Microsoft
| Recite, an application for Windows Mobile that uses voice-
| search technology to let users record and search voice
| notes. The product never made it out of the Technology
| Preview status.


Microsoft nixes Recite app

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| Microsoft is discontinuing Recite, a Windows Mobile
| application that lets people record audio notes to
| themselves and search them later by voice, according to a
| notice today on the Microsoft Recite site. The app will no
| longer be offered as of Dec. 31, 2009, the company says.


Microsoft Recite wonât see the New Year!


Microsoft Kills Dynamics Mobile

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| Microsoft on Thursday said it has discontinued the mobile
| versions of its Dynamics ERP (enterprise resource planning)
| products.


Microsoft kills Dynamics Mobile


Risk in office blogs

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| Mini Microsoft, the anonymous blogger widely believed to be
| a well-informed employee working at the software companyâs
| Redmond headquarters, heavily criticised this yearâs
| Microsoft annual employee meeting. He gave a two-zero
| rating to Steve Ballmer, Microsoftâs chief executive, and
| described Stephen Elop, head of Microsoftâs business
| division, as âsuck[ing] the life out of the entire
| stadiumâ.


Microsoft offers no reasons for discontinuation of two Dynamics mobile products

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| Microsoft officials notified the companyâs partners on
| September 1 that Microsoft is discontinuing the mobile
| versions of its Dynamics AX and Dynamics NAV ERP
| products.
| (Word of the move trickled out broadly last Friday,
| via a report from IDG News Service.)
| What is still not clear is why Microsoft officials
| made the decision to phase out the two products. I
| asked why Microsoft decided to discontinue the mobile
| clients for the Dynamics products, but received an
| answer from a spokesperson that elaborated on the
| âwhen,â but omitted the âwhy.â


Microsoft to halt Live Framework CTP on Sept. 8

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| Microsoft on Sept. 8 plans to discontinue its Live Framework Community
| Technology Preview for developers, instead integrating the framework into the
| next release of the company's Windows Live online services.


No vertically-focused Microsoft Office on the docket (for now)

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| For now, the answer is no. A Microsoft Office spokesperson whom I contacted
| this week said Microsoft is not building an Office for Advertising SKU.


TrueSpace story ending

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| Microsoft took over Caligari TrueSpace earlier last year and later released
| the software as freeware. They have now decided to discontinue TrueSpace -
| the first services will be disabled by tomorrow. This is a truly sad day for
| their loyal user base.


Yahoo Answers wins: Microsoft to kill QnA on May 21

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| Microsoft's QnA website has had a very shaky development, never quite
| becoming good enough to lose the beta tag, and never quite becoming popular
| enough for its company to give it the attention it really required. Finally,
| the long road for QnA is coming to a dead end. On the Live QnA Team Blog this
| week, Microsoft announced that it would be discontinuing its QnA service.


Microsoft retreats to familiar BI ground

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| Microsoft has surprised the market by announcing its intention to stop
| selling PerformancePoint Server as a standalone product, just 17 months after
| its original launch.


Microsoft to ditch MSN Groups?

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| An e-mail snafu has led to the leak of Microsoft's decision to shutter its
| MSN Groups service, according to LiveSide.net.


Windows Live Expo set to expire next month

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| Chalk one point up to Craigslist: Microsoft has decided to shut down Windows
| Live Expo, the classifieds service that it originally launched in February
| 2006.


Windows Live Expo set to expire next month

,----[ Quote~ ]
| Chalk one point up to Craigslist: Microsoft has decided to shut down Windows
| Live Expo, the classifieds service that it originally launched in February
| 2006.



Microsoft Burns Down Book Search

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| Citing poor demand, Microsoft will back away from scanning and indexing books
| and academic works for Live Search


EFF: Microsoft betrayed MSN Music customers

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| The Electronic Frontier Foundation says that Microsoft has "betrayed" MSN
| Music customers and wants the company to make things right by issuing an
| apology, refunds, and eliminate digital rights management technology from the
| Zune music player.


Microsoft Closing Live Search Books and Academic Projects

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| What do you think about Microsoft's move to end their Live Search Books and
| Academic Projects?


Microsoft continues paring back the Windows Live family

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| But the future of services outside of the core Windows Live group seems
| uncertain. I had been hearing talk for the past few months that Microsoft was
| readying a new consumer service for public safety. The alleged service,
| according to sources, was designed to help individuals locate friends and
| family members during a crisis or catastrophe. (I heard Microsoft might be
| eveloping a similar service aimed at enterprises, too.) Given that the
| Windows Live team seems more focused on paring down than building out the
| Live stable of services, Iâm wondering whether this one will ever see the
| light of day.


Is Windows Live dying?

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| Over the last year, Microsoft's Windows Live service lineup has
| grown exponentially. At one point months ago, it seemed clear
| that every service Microsoft brought online would fall under the
| Live brand, but lately the trend seems to be moving slowly in
| the opposite direction. What's happening to Windows Live?


Windows Live Shopping no more - MSN Shopping to remain

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| From today Windows Live Shopping beta will be taken offline, with users
| being sent to MSN Shopping, available at shopping.msn.com.


Sources: Several Windows Live Projects Halted

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| Microsoft's Windows Live desktop search project has been
| shelved "indefinitely," although not much reasoning has been
| given as to the reason for its demise.


Microsoft Office Live migration is adding insult to injury

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| On January 29, Microsoft posted to the Office Live blog a status update
| re: the migration. The news isn't good.
| Office Live logoBeta testers are still potentially "months" away fromb
| eing migrated to the final version of their Office Live services.
| Functionality like backup and restore isn't going to work until
| their accounts are migrated. And Microsoft will give testers only
| a 24-hour heads-up when they are set to be migrated. During that
| 24-hour period, users won't be able to make changes to their
| Office Live sites.


Office Live: Better Off Dead?

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| Last month I killed Office Live in an act of self defense, after
| repeated access problems and attempts to move my domain to another
| registrar. Judging from the comments to that post, there's an Office
| Live killing spree going on. Not surprisingly, Microsoft wants to put
| an end to the wanton killing.


Microsoft profit on slide

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| Some analysts are looking for any signs of improvement from
| Microsoft's internet division, which continues to lose market
| share in web search to Google.
| Microsoft's online services group saw revenue fall for the last
| four quarters and posted a loss in the past three quarters while
| it shifted to a new internet advertising platform and overhauled
| the company's web properties.


Not all Microsoft 'Lives' are created equal

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| Is it time for a Microsoft-wide purge of the "Live" brand? If you look
| at the myriad, incongruous ways that Microsoft is using "Live" across
| its various product divisions, you might say yes.

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