It's a bad day to be Ballmer
Subject: General Tech | July 31, 2013 - 11:10 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: microsoft, surface, winRT, fail
The future of Windows RT and the Surface tablet are bleak, maybe bleaker than you think as Microsoft made $853 million in sales on the non-Pro Surface. That number is lower than the hit that Microsoft's prospective sales took in lowering the price of the Surface by $150. Acer warned them a year ago that they should stick with software and ASUS has just announced that they have no interest in making any more Surface devices until demand appears. You can see the actual numbers of the immense loss for Microsoft that Surface created at The Register. If that wasn't bad enough, British courts have ruled that Microsoft can not use the term SkyDrive for their online storage solution anymore.
"Got that? Microsoft spent more in a single year advertising the Windows 8 and Surface launches than it took in from Surface sales that same year."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
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- Micron completes purchase of Elpida and increases share of Rexchip @ The Inquirer
- The least-timely, shoddiest review of Final Cut Pro X @ The Tech Report
- Mozilla teams with Blackberry on fuzzing Firefox @ The Inquirer
- Intel's homage to Raspberry Pi: The much pricier Minnowboard @ The Register