I'll give you Bing because that is a dumpster fire and they are not doing well with that.
I'll give you a little business insight:
successful companies have "cash cows". Cash Cows (hence forth refered to as CC) generate the bulk of revenue for a multi-faceted operation
mS makes so much money from their cc, they decided to RISK entering the Tablet, Mobile, and Search engine department.
Takes money to make money.
So they ventured forth, put out a product to compete, and market it.
this in no way, shape, or form affects their CC
They have reinvested stockholder equity into their own company to come out with new lines. They don't need a "quick injection" and they don't really even need to compete In these markets. They just did it because they could.
at any point, MS could scrap all this shite and just make OS and they'd be plenty fine. What can Sony fall back on?
And once again, windows 7 is fine. It still retails for more than 8.
This post was edited on 1/21 at 5:56 pm