The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which Brendan Byrnes, Industrials editor and analyst, and Andrew Tonner, technology editor and analyst, discuss topics around the investing world.

In today's edition, they discuss how the iconic tech giant Microsoft has in many ways struggled to adapt to the changing face of next-generation technology. However, it has made attempts to catch up to the competition in several key areas, investing massive amounts of money in hopes of carving out a stronger position in areas set to drive technology over the next decade and beyond. Andrew discusses the implications these moves could have for Microsoft and the wider technology industry.

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