Super Bowl Sunday has came and went, with the big winner being... Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT ) . In addition to being headquartered a mere 30 minutes away from the Super Bowl-winning Seattle Seahawks, and with team owner, Paul Allen, a Microsoft co-founder, Microsoft has many reasons to be cheerful today.
However, their new ad is what many people are talking about today. Microsoft's outgoing CEO, Steve Ballmer, has been feverishly working to transform Microsoft from a software entity to a "devices and services" company. The Super Bowl commercial, entitled "Empowering" went a step beyond, essentially focusing on technology's effects on the end user.
The ad was eerily reminiscent of Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL ) recent ads. Of course, Ballmer was criticized for following Apple's strategy during this devices and services transition, but Microsoft appears to have some tailwinds going forward and this commercial points toward a vision-defined firm.
Apple, not one to be outdone, skipped a formal Super Bowl commercial, instead opting to release a short movie on YouTube and its website.
Jamal Carnette talks recent ads with Evan Niu, CFA.
All tech investors should know about this brilliant opportunity
Opportunities to get wealthy from a single investment don't come around often, but they do exist, and our chief technology officer believes he's found one. In this free report, Jeremy Phillips shares the single company that he believes could transform not only your portfolio, but your entire life. To learn the identity of this stock for free and see why Jeremy is putting more than $100,000 of his own money into it, all you have to do is click here now.