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Technocrati
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Technocrati,
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1/30/2015 | 10:33:31 PM
Microsoft: What me worry ?

While losing Chase was a strong blow to MS's goal of 20% mobile market share.   There are still many companies that will want the exposure where ever they can get it - yet MS should probably take a page out of Google's playbook and pull the plug on this loosing effort.

Technocrati
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Technocrati,
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1/30/2015 | 10:28:29 PM
Re: Zzzzzzzzzzz Buy an Android instead

@asksqn   It really doesn't look good for aspiring Windows Phone developers.  

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Technocrati,
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1/30/2015 | 10:24:14 PM
Not Good Enough for Chase ? Give It Up.

"...Chase this week, for example, pulled its mobile application from the Windows Phone Store."

 

You have to be really bad to be rejected by Chase.  For a company that holds questionable technolgical knowledge, the is the ultimate slap.  

If MS really had any guts, they would close their Chase accounts.

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1/30/2015 | 10:17:34 PM
Not a that glitters, Is Gold ?

I guess this is what happens when you see a market, have no expertise in it but have enough money to buy into it.   Thus the Window Phone was born. 

What a waste of time and effort.  They could have used those resources on upgrading Windows 7.  Sorry Winows 8 is not an upgrade. 

And yes I use Android.

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1/30/2015 | 3:22:26 AM
Re: Xbox
"They need mobile versions of their exclusive games, and they need to make sure they have a core of apps that no one can top."

@David: I think that does sound like a valid suggestion and something they should look to consider. Xbox, luckily, is one platform where MS is doing well and they need to leverage it to revive other platforms like the Windows Mobile. Let's see if they really go for this approach now.
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1/30/2015 | 3:19:35 AM
Incentivizing users
"Chase made the decision due to what it called a "lack of users" for the app. JPMorgan Chase is the largest bank in the US. That says something. Repeat this scenario ad nauseam and you get the picture."

@David: I think that pretty much sums up the whole scenario and the problem that MS is facing. It isn't the lack of technology which is hurting them. It's only the fact that they haven't been able to build a strong user base to support the app store. What they need is more focus on how to attract users to the platform. Incentivizing the users and offering them something unique and worthwhile is the key here.
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1/28/2015 | 7:01:17 PM
Zzzzzzzzzzz Buy an Android instead
Windows OS phone sales are down but MS wants developers to wait for an official seminar in April?  Evidently, MS has never heard of the you snooze you lose concept. 
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1/28/2015 | 8:08:17 AM
Apps
It is really painful for a phone user when his favorite apps such as Facebook and Twitter are not being updated as often as other mobile users. Its even worse when you are anxiously waiting for an update of a new cool feature and all you can do is wait. Same is the case with Windows phone app market which doesn't excite me to buy a Windows phone.
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1/27/2015 | 8:04:09 PM
Xbox
It is time to look at what they did to get the Xbox off the ground. Some of the best Xbox games were, and continue to be from Microsoft itself or by people Microsoft has contracted. They need a mobile apps studio and they need to make the best productivity and entertainment apps for the phone possible. They need mobile versions of their exclusive games, and they need to make sure they have a core of apps that no one can top.


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