Microsoft’s strategic shift
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Jun 19, 2012

Microsoft’s strategic shift

By Tim De Chant

Farhad Manjoo, writing about Microsoft's new tablets for Slate:

For the first time in its history, Microsoft is taking PC hardware as seriously as it does software. The software giant is coming around to a maxim that archrival Steve Jobs always held dear—that the best technologies come about from the tight integration of code and manufacturing, and that no company can afford to focus on just one half of that equation.

Via associate professor of management and strategy Mike Mazzeo, who adds that this represents a "significant strategic shift by Microsoft. I am intrigued."