Monday, February 18, 2013
Microsoft Has Made a Mistake
Although Gates began to "stay away" Microsoft nearly five years ago, but he still monitor the progress of the company he founded. And he was not always happy with what is seen in Microsoft.
In an interview on CBS This Morning, the Chairman asked whether he was happy with the performance of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Steve Ballmer. Despite claims many amazing things under the leadership of Ballmer, but he still was not satisfied with the innovation of the company.
"Ballmer and I are two of the most critical of yourself, you can imagine that. And here there are many wonderful things that have been done under the leadership of Steve with the company in recent years. Windows 8 is key to the future, Surface computers, Bing is seen as a better search product, and Xbox, "said Bill Gates.
"But, is that enough? No, he and I are not satisfied in some respects. But we do things a breakthrough as something that might happen, "he continued. In particular, Microsoft's Bill Gates criticized position in the smartphone sector. According to research firm International Data Corporation (IDC), the company that currently controls only 2.4 percent of the smartphone market.
"There are a lot of things such as cell phones, where we were not out to be a leader in the beginning. We did not miss a cell phone, but how we get there does not bring us to the leadership. So, this is obviously a mistake, "said Bill Gates.