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Apple surpasses Microsoft……

I never really liked Microsoft (even though they lent Apple $250 M back when to save their ass )…..

I have Microsoft Word in my iMAC because…….Well……

I have to!

That’s  the rub isn’t it?

Word is the standard of the masses…

But the heck with it….I don’t like PC’s either…….

So I’m smiling at Microsoft getting passed……To damn bad!

Shares of Microsoft have dipped more than 15% in the past couple weeks, while Apple’s stock is down just over 6%, despite recent market volatility.

“What this really means is that Wall Street has more confidence in Apple’s growth prospects than it does in Microsoft’s growth prospects,” said Matt Rosoff, lead analyst at Directions on Microsoft, an independent firm.

“Apple is showing high growth, with the launch of its iPad and its new iPhone coming out, and while Windows is a great competitor versus the Mac, Microsoft just hasn’t come up with new areas of growth.”

Microsoft’s reputation as a market leader took another hit Tuesday when the company announced that it plans to shake up its management structure.

Amid the shuffle, Robbie Bach, who was in charge of years-long effort to turn Microsoft into more of a threat to Apple by heading the entertainment and devices group and overseeing innovative consumer products like Xbox and Zune, will retire from Microsoft in the fall.

“This just means those efforts didn’t work out,” said Roger Kay, president of analyst firm Endpoint Technologies. “It’s sort of like Japanese samurai ethic, which says you need to fall on your sword to maintain your honor.”

Tow the line or keep up with the Joneses?

Part of Microsoft’s problem is that, instead of finding its own audience, it has fallen into a game of catch-up and is focusing too much energy on finding products to directly rival Apple’s, said Kay.

“I don’t know if they have to compete,” he said. “What seems to be working for Microsoft is its serious applications for businesses, education institutions and other enterprises, and if they stay focused on their commercial business that gives them a lot.”

While Microsoft’s first quarter earnings were boosted by the success of its new operating system, Windows 7, Apple’s record profit and revenue in the first quarter was driven by iPhone sales…..

More…..

Update…..Micrsoft plays the issue off.……

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May 27, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Computers, Counterpoints, Education, Entertainment, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Projections, The Economy, Updates, Women | , ,

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