Is Microsoft having a bad year? Or, a bad decade? Ashraf Eassa on the Surface 2:
As far as Microsoft goes, it’s going to have to stop trying to displace Intel as the de-facto chip vendor for Windows based products. In fact, I believe Microsoft needs to fully embrace Intel as a major partner that can help it gain share against iOS and Android. There’s no other chip company that has the scale and hardware partnerships that Intel has, and Microsoft would do well not to antagonize the chip giant.
Microsoft, like Google, competes with their partners. That cannot end well.