Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) released three new ads that compare its Surface Pro 3 to Apple Inc’s (AAPL) MacBook Air. This is a Microsoft attempt to turn around a product that has consistently performed poorly.
Earlier this week, it came out that Lenovo had shipped a piece of software called Superfish on a bunch of new computers. Turns out, the software was a potential security nightmare. It hijacked security certificates from web sites that the user was visiting, which could have allowed hackers to steal user information using the same technique.
SEATTLE — Microsoft Corp. said it would open 500 special stores within existing Best Buy Co Inc. stores in the United States selling exclusively Windows-based tablets and computers and other Microsoft products in an effort to revitalize sales of its flagship operating system.
Since last October, Microsoft has been reorganizing itself around the idea that it's a "devices and services" company. The company has plenty of services, but not so many devices. If it's really going to become a devices company, then it stands to reason that it needs a few more devices.