Gillmor Gang: Batteries Not Included
The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — talked Microsoft reorg and the chance it might make a difference. No one is underestimating the power of the Windows giant, but rearranging the deck chairs may not move the needle enough to matter. With Office subsumed in one group and Windows in another, Steve Ballmer has traded one fiefdom for a more amorphous one in which to launder the move to the cloud.
Is @scobleizer right that a change at the top is in order, or am I right that Microsoft’s real problem is a loss of trust in Redmond’s ability to convince us that the imperative is providing innovation for customers? Remember the old slogan: What do you want to do today? Today, the answer is increasingly found in the realtime world of Apple, Google, Twitter, Netflix, and only maybe Microsoft.
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