Never stand still
Innovation never sleeps. Whether it's Microsoft
This doesn't mean they shouldn't, though. No, this has nothing to do with Adobe. I think the company is on the right track. Some of the product announcements at its annual Adobe MAX conference were encouraging. I'm only suggesting the white flag as a fashion accessory at Microsoft, given the company's move to throw around even more money in going after Apple
There's nothing wrong with putting out non-iPod media players. If you're a company like SanDisk
Microsoft would be better off emphasizing its software products, websites, and Xbox -- areas where the company has a legitimate shot at not embarrassing itself as it quibbles over razor-thin market share.
Innovation never sleeps. I know. However, sometimes it can really use a catnap to see whether it can wake up fresh, focused, and realistic.
A few more of the market's stories, in brief:
- After turning heads when it announced that Halo 3 rang up $170 million in sales in a single day, shattering the $125 million mark set by Halo 2 three years ago, Microsoft went on to report $300 million in sales through the first week. Here's a thought: Package the third generation of the Zune in a few years as Halo 4.
(NYSE:DIS)ABC took the top spot in the Nielsen ratings during the first week of the fall prime-time season. Let's hope ABC has learned its lesson from burning out shows the way it did with Who Wants to Be a Millionaire a few years ago. As long as we never see Dancing With the Lost Desperate Housewives Anatomy, we'll be just fine.
- Microsoft announced that it's buying a comparison-shopping website, just as reports began circulating that Yahoo!
(NASDAQ:YHOO)is looking to unload its own comparison-shopping site. Either somebody's crystal ball isn't working properly, or the companies missed a golden opportunity to swap assets.
Until next week, I remain,