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Darksol
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(05-05-2014, 05:41 PM)
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Source: Liz Claman's Twitter

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"Gates, the founder and former CEO of Microsoft, said he’s been helping new CEO Satya Nadella transition into his new leadership role and that he would support Nadella if the new CEO proposed a spinoff of one of Microsoft’s units. But Gates said he didn’t foresee either Bing, the company’s search engine division, or Xbox, its gaming division, as potential stand-alone companies because they are part of Microsoft’s long-term strategy."
Last edited by Darksol; 05-05-2014 at 06:09 PM. Reason: More context
Zapages
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(05-05-2014, 05:43 PM)
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interesting… So who would get it? Amazon's Xbox? I don't know I am guessing.

I think it would be better to make Xbox still part of Microsoft, but make it semi-independent.
Jonnax
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(05-05-2014, 05:43 PM)
Isn't that essentially him supporting the CEO? Probably doesn't want to undermine him.
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Didn't Nadella just recently and explicitly state that he was in favor of focusing on it rather than spinning it off?
TeRey09
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(05-05-2014, 05:44 PM)
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Must not over react.
Rookwood
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(05-05-2014, 05:44 PM)
Eh, I don't believe it.
cyberheater
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(05-05-2014, 05:44 PM)
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I'm all for it. If it was spun off before we might not have got such a gimped machine.
ridley182
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(05-05-2014, 05:44 PM)
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If this happened... woah.

So many people I know would implode, then meltdown, then implode again.
CassidyIzABeast
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Originally Posted by MightyHedgehog

Didn't Nadella just recently and explicitly state that he was in favor of focusing on it rather than spinning it off?

yes
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(05-05-2014, 05:44 PM)
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Amazon Xbox would be a great thing.
I'd jump in.
onQ123
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(05-05-2014, 05:44 PM)
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Billy Nooooooooooooooo!
demosthenes
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Originally Posted by Jonnax

Isn't that essentially him supporting the CEO? Probably doesn't want to undermine him.

Yup. This isn't breaking at all.
jbug617
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(05-05-2014, 05:44 PM)
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So it's up to the CEO.
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Originally Posted by Zapages

interesting… So who would get it? Amazon's Xbox? I don't know I am guessing.

I think it would be better to make Xbox still part of Microsoft, but make it semi-independent.

Spinning off doesn't necessarily mean selling to another group. It really means the exact opposite of that -- bringing it out from the overall umbrella of MS and making it its own company.
HocusPocus
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(05-05-2014, 05:45 PM)
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Yeah I think it's about time. Hoping Samsung gets them.
Red Chocobo
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(05-05-2014, 05:45 PM)
It's one of those things that everyone knows is coming. But the big question is when?
entrement
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Originally Posted by Jonnax

Isn't that essentially him supporting the CEO? Probably doesn't want to undermine him.

Basically. Not really noteworthy. Gates is still on the board, so it's just a vote of confidence.
DanSaxon
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(05-05-2014, 05:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jonnax

Isn't that essentially him supporting the CEO? Probably doesn't want to undermine him.

This is exactly what I was thinking.
JNT
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Originally Posted by Jonnax

Isn't that essentially him supporting the CEO? Probably doesn't want to undermine him.

Probably this.
shinra-bansho
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(05-05-2014, 05:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by Zapages

interesting… So who would get it? Amazon's Xbox? I don't know I am guessing.

I think it would be better to make Xbox still part of Microsoft, but make it semi-independent.

Spin-off doesn't imply or necessitate another company acquiring it.
If it does occur it would probably be more as your latter comment, spinning out the division as an independent company.
maxcriden
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Is there any evidence that Amazon would be interested?
ironcreed
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Originally Posted by MightyHedgehog

Didn't Nadella just recently and explicitly state that he was in favor of focusing on it rather than spinning it off?

That is my impression.
Digital-Hero
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(05-05-2014, 05:45 PM)
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Apple Xbox
TheRealTalker
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Spin off guys

its not the end of the world ;)
MechaBowser
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Over reaction in 3..2..1..
ClearData
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(05-05-2014, 05:46 PM)
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I'm so confused. Does Microsoft love or hate Xbox? Would they decide already.
Jomjom
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If guys, if. That's a big if since Nadella just recently said he wouldn't spin it off.

Don't see how this is breaking. What's he supposed to say? "Screw that Nadella guy! I still call the shots here. I wouldn't support any decisions he wants to make!"
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Hoo-doo
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Could potentially be the best thing to ever happen to Xbox, getting out from that Microsoft umbrella.
Marvel
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No way.
Killroyskbg
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Well it´s a rational consideration for any MS shareholder because of the low profits compared to their other divisions but sad for us. Having him say it will even put more shareholders on that path.
PuppetMaster
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(05-05-2014, 05:46 PM)
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It begins.
TeRey09
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Originally Posted by Digital-Hero

Apple Xbox

I would buy the fuck out that.
Red Chocobo
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(05-05-2014, 05:46 PM)
Facebook Xbox.
Sir_Crocodile
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Hyperton. He and Ballmer have always been seen as the biggest force behind the xbox division, and the biggest impediment to spinning off or selling it. If he's changing his stance, it pretty much leaves Nadella free to do whatever he wants.
EteRnal PAL
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Xbox should definitely stay with Microsoft.
Syrus
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(05-05-2014, 05:46 PM)
Spinning =/= Selling
TechOne
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I better sell my Xbox and get a ps4 before its too late.

/Sarcasm
Interfectum
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(05-05-2014, 05:47 PM)
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NVM, Tweet misrepresented the article.
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Ol No Bones
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(05-05-2014, 05:47 PM)
So he's saying that if nadella wants to spin it off he supports him. Nadella said he did support it though so I don't think this means anything.
jelly
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I could see Facebook buying Xbox for Oculus Rift.
Dark Octave
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Does spin off mean make something new using what they leanred from Xbox or throw it away like a frizbee with $$$$$$$$$$ on the other side to catch it?
Marcel
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(05-05-2014, 05:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by MightyHedgehog

Didn't Nadella just recently and explicitly state that he was in favor of focusing on it rather than spinning it off?

Bedameister
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(05-05-2014, 05:47 PM)
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Let the #GAF #Hyperbole begin.
Cow Goes Moo
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Originally Posted by Marcel

well played
mohsinkhan
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I don't think we need to read too much into this. Satya is the CEO of the organization now, and Bill Gates helped select him. With hiring him Bill Gates has agreed to his vision of the company and his ability to bet on the right "horses", if Satya says he's not in favor of spinning off the xbox division, then I believe Bill Gates would agree with him aswell.

I don't believe Satya is wanting to spin off the xbox division. But then again this is just my opinion.
Banjoman
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(05-05-2014, 05:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by -Plasma Reus-

Amazon Xbox would be a great thing.
I'd jump in.

no, it would not.
amazon doesn't know shit about videogames. microsoft at least knows something.
Minions
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(05-05-2014, 05:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by ClearData

I'm so confused. Does Microsoft love or hate Xbox? Would they decide already.

Microsoft loves it; Investors hate it. I can see the confusion. Investors don't like things that don't profit. In the grand scheme of things even when Xbox profits its so small in comparison to all the other Microsoft offerings that some think they should just skip it entirely and focus on the business side.
Ol No Bones
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(05-05-2014, 05:48 PM)

Originally Posted by Interfectum

The fact that he said that means something is up.

Originally Posted by TeRey09

I would buy the fuck out that.

1299 dollars. I don't see why people think apple should build a console.
ShockingAlberto
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(05-05-2014, 05:48 PM)
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Selling isn't the same as spinning-off. In the latter, they'd still control it and reap the profits (and suffer the losses), but they'd be given more autonomy within the company.

But the real point here is that Bill Gates isn't going to publicly say "Man, fuck what Nadella wants, I have my own ideas."

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