MS Mobile @ Shareholder meeting

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found this article http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2016/12/windows-phone-loving-shareholders-question-microsofts-mobile-strategy/

that I thought others would appreciate.

 

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    anchovylover Alpha Member #875 - 3 days ago

    Pity no one asked Nudella about the MS browsers hemorrhaging users. It's absolutely shocking for MS, Edge has gained less than 1% over the past six months while IE is simply withering on the vine... 

    So what about Internet Explorer and Edge? Internet Explorer continued its fall. The browser fell from a usage share of 43.82% in January 2016 to 21.66% in December 2016. ( Credit to GHacks )

    The browser's usage share halved in that time. While Microsoft may have hoped that its Edge browser would gain the bulk of the share, that is apparently not the case.

    Edge continues to go nowhere this year. While it managed to jump from 3.07% to 5.21% this year, this is nothing to brag about considering that Microsoft is pushing the browser quite aggressively on Windows 10.

    The past six months have been extremely telling, with Edge rising a mere 0.12% in that time.

    StatCounter's statistics tell a different story this time. The service recorded Internet Explorer's usage share at 15.95% in January 2016, and at 9.66% in November 2016. That's not even half of what Net Market Share recorded for the browser.

    The situation is even more grim for Edge which StatCounter saw at 1.82% in January, and at 3.19% in November 2016.

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    ben55124 Alpha Member #1468 - 3 days ago

    Shareholders should be happy that Microsoft is moving on from WP.  What's next, MS Bob loving shareholder considers selling share but forgot how?

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      Goff256 - 3 days ago
      In reply to ben55124:

      Why would they be happy? Developing mobile keeps Microsoft in the ARM game and it isn't like it's costing them much.