“Microsoft Corp.’s chief financial officer [Chris Liddell] offered a grim assessment of the near-term future on Thursday… Liddell, speaking at a conference in San Francisco, said the difficult conditions would last ‘for the next year or two,'” Andrew Morse () reports for Dow Jones Newswires.
Morse reports,” The dreary outlook followed similarly downbeat comments from Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, who said on Tuesday that weaker sales of desktop and laptop computers were weighing on its core Windows operating system franchise. He also said Microsoft was losing market share to Apple Inc., which it has started to copy by announcing plans to open Microsoft retail stores.”
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MacDailyNews Take: “STARTED???!!!” WTF?! Hold, please, while we have our ruptured aneurisms attended to…
UPDATE for the peanut gallery, 1:27pm ET:
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Michael” for the heads up.]