- Oct 10, 2013
Yep, Microsoft needs a 40% earnings boost!
"Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits." Mark TwainBloomberg also suggests that Elop is willing to shut down or sell some major Microsoft businesses. Elop would reportedly considering killing off the company’s Bing search engine, while contemplating selling the Xbox business. Some investors and analysts have previously called for the software giant to split off its Xbox business and give up on search. Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen appears to feel the same way. Allen’s $15 billion asset manager, Paul Ghaffari, revealed recently that Bing and Xbox have been distractions for Microsoft. "My view is there are some parts of that operation they should probably spin out, get rid of, to focus on the enterprise and focus on the cloud." Nomura analyst Rick Sherlund claims Microsoft’s financial earnings could be boosted by 40 percent in fiscal 2015 if the company sold its Bing and Xbox businesses.
Is this even possible, I seriously hope NOT!
Yeah cause Sony has more rupees then MS to pay for fake M $ stories! Conspiracy to hurt the xbo I tell you!
Elop’s assumption is that Microsoft could create more value by maximizing sales of Office rather than by using it to prop up sales of Windows-based devices, said two of the people with knowledge of his thinking
Yeah, I tend to agree. Microsoft seems to be able to pull it off when their back is against the wall, hopefully their eff up this year will be put past them and they can move on and benefit gaming as a wholeI don't think they're going to sell off XB1, either. At worst it will have a slow start until they manage to cut prices down and add more exclusive games and features. PS3 had a terrible start as well. It was super overpriced with few worthwhile exclusives, a nightmare to code for, and often worse running multiplats, but Sony eventually got their act together.
It will be living proof as to why competition is a good thing.Yeah, I tend to agree. Microsoft seems to be able to pull it off when their back is against the wall, hopefully their eff up this year will be put past them and they can move on and benefit gaming as a whole
Who the hell would you sell the Xbox division to though? Maintaining a console business is expensive and challenging as s*** man. If MS wants to sell it off there is a reason and how many companies out there are big enough to give it a go and why would they want to?I don't think you guys understand though. This isn't about selling off Xbox because it's a failure. This is more about MS focusing it's resources on it's core business. MS has some of the smartest people and best resources in the world. Some investors believe that they spread those resources too thin when they should focus all of them on their core business. Like it or not, the Xbox is not considered to be their core business. By either selling the division or just breaking it off, those top resources in the company stay focused on MS's bread and butter.
Also, if you are going to sell off a division, it's best to do so when it's turning profits and has potential for the future rather than when it's draining money. (Nobody rushed in to buy Sega for anything significant when the Dreamcast died).
Even if MS doesn't sell the Xbox and simply splits them off, that's a major blow to the division. One of the Xbox divisions biggest strengths is having access to all of MS's resources...from it's smartest people in other areas of the company to it's deep pockets. If Xbox has to sustain itself and can no longer rely on having easy access to the rest of the companies resources at a whim, it's neutered and would lose major firepower to contend long term.
His visions are probably wrapped around whatever Balmer's visions were, they are pretty tight. Whether those visions are in MS's best interests is a whole other story.He was at one time the front runner for the seat. But his visions are necessarily wrapped around Microsofts best interests.