Windows 10: With Stephen Elop being put in charge of MS games and hardware...

  1.    24 Feb 2014 #1

    Stephen Elop may not be Microsoft's new CEO, but the former head of Nokia is not going unrewarded for bringing the phone manufacturer into the Microsoft fold. According to an internal memo, Elop will replace Julie Larson-Green as the head of Microsoft's Devices and Studios business, putting him in charge of Xbox, Microsoft Surface, and Microsoft's game development efforts, in addition to the new cellular handset business. The memo reportedly comes from Julie Larson-Green herself as she takes on a new role: she's becoming the Chief Experience Officer for the company's Applications and Services group, managing the look and feel of products like Bing, Office, and Skype.

    Is this bad news for Surface like it is for Bing/Xbox:


    LOL, and Nokia in the past...
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       16 Apr 2014 #2

    I think the real problem was Nokia's OS, Symbian. Elop knew this. But as soon as Elop knew Symbian needed revamping in order for the competition not to be a threat (as it surely was at the premium end), he should immediately have set about doing (quietly) whatever it took to revamp and revitalise the OS to make it do everything that iOS and Android could. That's what companies do to neutralise competition from better platforms. Head them off at the pass!

    Instead, Elop did a Chicken Little and now Android and iPhone are destroying Nokia's brand at every price point.

    Given Elop's history, I'm not sure whether he can make the decisions necessary to grow shaky businesses like Surface and Windows Phone.
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