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04.09.09

Microsoft Kills Live Labs, General Manager Quits the Company

Posted in Microsoft at 7:30 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: The very latest in a series of tumbles

SOME days ago we saw Microsoft selling parts of itself, having recently shut down numerous services/products/divisions. It carries on:

Microsoft Breaks Up Its Live Labs Group

[...]

Microsoft spokeswoman Stacy Drake McCredy said the economy had forced the company to rethink the group’s mission. The death of Live Labs as it has existed, combined with Google’s decision to cut some of its more experimental products, raises the question of whether these kind of futuristic initiatives are falling out of fashion among leading internet companies, or are just a victim of this recession.

Also in the news:

Data center GM leaves Microsoft

There are many Microsoft departures just like this and it has gone on for a couple of years. Microsoft is shrewdly hiding the severity of this.

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