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Inside Microsoft's Looming Margin Massacre

Despite what it claims to be its best efforts, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT  ) remains sadly unable to escape the black hole that is the global PC market. And since this isn't the most enjoyable place to operate, Microsoft's trying just about anything it can to break away. The company has introduced its own tablets, which, as far as we can tell, have largely flopped. Perhaps more alarmingly, its presence in the smartphone space is also still negligible. So clearly, setting the stage for success in the mobile world is easier said than done, which, says Fool contributor Andrew Tonner, raises significant concerns about Microsoft's long-term prospects, a trend investors could see beginning to play out in front of their eyes in a few ways today.

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  • Report this Comment On June 23, 2013, at 10:02 PM, techy46 wrote:

    LOL I'll bet Appe and Google wish they had Microsoft's platinum mine of enterprise software license profits.

  • Report this Comment On June 24, 2013, at 1:01 AM, normcf wrote:

    I have recently had several offers for Office for $10.00. This is definitely a low price. There is plenty of evidence of microsoft lowering licencing fees for WindowsRT too. Everything has a value, even to enterprise, and as competing products get better, microsoft will be forced to lower their prices or lose share.

    Some people are really too old to use LOL.

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