While Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL ) has gained fame and fortune for selling simple, tightly integrated systems, Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT ) is well known for prizing features inside over form. Those days may finally be over. This week, Mr. Softy unveiled a new version of Skype that integrates MSN Messenger for aggregated chats. It's a small but user-friendly step that, over time, could draw more consumers into its ecosystem. Find out more in the video below.
At the very least, a more comprehensive Skype would be welcome relief for frustrated investors who've watched the Microsoft fail to capitalize on the incredible growth in mobile over the past decade. However, with the release of its own tablet, along with the widely anticipated Windows 8 operating system, the company is looking to make a splash in this booming market. In this brand-new premium report on Microsoft, our analyst explains that while the opportunity is huge, the challenges are many. He's also providing regular updates as key events occur, so make sure to claim a copy of this report now by clicking here.