Microsoft Exec Changes Coming Tomorrow; Mobile Head Replaced; Berkowitz Leaving

Many executive carry on quitting and Microsoft tries to call this "reorg" to
hide the reality.

Microsoft Just Made Google's Year

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| And the end of the day those at Google must be shaking their heads. I think
| Larry, Sergey and Eric should send Steve a really expensive bouquet of
| flowers. He has simply made their year.

It's pretty clear where it's going from here. Microsoft will become a patent
troll and try to infect Linux with software patents issues such as Mono, not
to mention lockins like Silverlight and OOXML.


P. Graham: Microsoft is Dead

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| A few days ago I suddenly realized Microsoft was dead. I was talking
| to a young startup founder about how Google was different from Yahoo.
| I said that Yahoo had been warped from the start by their fear of
| Microsoft. That was why they'd positioned themselves as a "media
| company" instead of a technology company. Then I looked at his face
| and realized he didn't understand. It was as if I'd told him how much
| girls liked Barry Manilow in the mid 80s. Barry who?
| Microsoft? He didn't say anything, but I could tell he didn't quite
| believe anyone would be frightened of them.

Microsoft, The European Union, and the United States: A Statement by the AAI

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| The AAI comments on the European Court of First Instance's upholding of the
| EC's Microsoft decision, taking the USDOJ to task for poor diplomacy and
| mistaken policy in its criticism of the EC. *

Kroes slams US criticism of EU Microsoft ruling

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| Kroes said that it was "unacceptable" that a representative of the US
| judiciary should criticise a court of law outside his jurisdiction.
| “It is absolutely not done,” she told journalists on Wednesday.
| “The European commission does not pass judgement on US rulings and we should
| expect the same from the US.”

Microsoft sets spinners on court verdict

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| Microsoft may have lost in court, but it quickly tried to win the war of
| media reaction via organisations like CompTIA, the Computing Technology
| Industry Association and ACT (the Association for Competitive Technology)
| which both intervened in court on its side. *