It was in that year, as a Microsoft corporate timeline
The entrepreneurs who created the dot-boom in the 1990s were also young men and women. So was Larry Page, throughout the last decade, while he and classmate Sergey Brin were building Google (NASDAQ:GOOG)
Technology happens on campuses, and campuses are ruled by the young. The very best scientists make their great discoveries before they're 40, and it's a cliché that they then spend the rest of their careers teaching, coaching, and managing their successors. It's mostly true.
Over the last few weeks, I've written about
Shareholders lost a reported $10 billion in equity Tuesday with the sudden resignation of Windows head Steven Sinofsky,
The knives have since come out for him. He was supposedly after his boss's job,
The whole thing is adolescent, but getting closer to adolescence is what Microsoft needs most.
Sinofsky's replacements are two executives in their forties, neither of whom started their careers at the company. Julie Larson-Green told Mary Jo Foley of ZDNet that she applied to Microsoft after college,
Despite everything, Microsoft remains inventive. Microsoft recently demonstrated real-time, spoken-language translation, a two-step process of first, turning speech into text, and then translating the text.