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Microsoft business strategy, innovation, and turf wars

February 6, 2010 Leave a comment

Confessions of a Microsoft employee: Microsoft was dysfunctional, and hurt by poor strategies and turf battles. As someone looking on at Microsoft from a distance, here’s my favorite quote from this story:

“The company as a whole seemed more and more focused on chasing competitors into any business where they might someday present a threat — which to me always felt like ego on the part of SteveB [CEO Steve Ballmer]”

That statement sums up my feelings about their approach to business.

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Geek gifts ideas for under $20

December 12, 2009 Leave a comment

In happier news, we continue to make updates to our “Geek gift ideas” articles on the devdaily.com website.

In “2009 geek gift ideas for under $20“, we provide a collection of “$20 gift ideas” (under 20, actually) that we’ve found on a collection of geek gift websites, including ThinkGeek and Edmund’s Scientific.

In “Geek gifts for under $10 (2009)“, we provide a similar collection of “$10 gifts ideas (gifts under $10) that we’ve again collected from a variety of sources.

Everyone at devdaily.com hopes you enjoy these gifts as much as we do. We very literally went through hundreds of geek gift ideas for 2009 to choose the geek gifts shown on those pages.