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Microsoft's latest video -- -- halo full law brought in -- 220 million dollars in global sales on the day it was released.
Allegheny franchise halo is generated nearly three and a half billion dollars in revenue for Microsoft since it was launched in 2001 -- is a lot of money.
-- overshadowing that positive news.
News the head of windows statements and I'll speak suddenly quit he been working that's at 23 -- -- he was supposedly next in line as chief executive.
Joining us now is Robert Scoble from rackspace dot com is also a former Microsoft employee.
Provident and tell -- the significance.
Missed this and -- -- just leaving very suddenly a few days after he launched windows eight.
It's absolutely huge about I've called all sorts of my top employees and and talk to people up in Seattle and who -- tightly aligned with a company and they're shocked they they didn't see this one coming.
The flow even.
Just let me on as a guy who could ship products you know this is that guy -- shipped product but the the -- -- he he ran office and they ran windows and turn it around but the fact.
-- -- -- -- Eight days -- we're not whatever it is every two weeks whatever it is after the release of windows eight the fact that he's gone so suddenly bought after its release.
That implies a lot of people -- windows eight is not a success.
Yeah I I think that's over reaching what -- really what's going on separate from what I'm hearing.
You know my friends and I have talked about -- along time there are a lot of people who really hates Steven that's an -- -- They got they got rolled over or he denied their product or whatnot.
But there's a lot of people who really love them inside the team -- and they said it working for an.
Is that a -- for the first time -- my except because they could actually -- prop it well and get through that bureaucracy that had built up but Microsoft.
It a customer that -- -- 22 of the biggest names in technology you've got some oil in the executive suite.
Same thing is happening over an apple couple of very senior guys very highly respected guys people who.
Introduce this of this extraordinary range of new products that gone suddenly that out and now Microsoft does the same thing with the guy who ran the windows unit.
-- both of those -- by the way a way way down.
I'm I'm surprised that corporate executive suite changes make such a difference to be -- both companies like this.
Well it it.
People who aggregate power -- -- these companies can get allotted a lot of stuff done and they can block a lot of animation to.
I think both companies now are are more interesting today because of these moves.
It'll be interesting to see if they can get.
That a cadence of shipping and going and and what will happen when that power back -- back in gets filled up.
The bottom line is -- that you on not a fan of Microsoft in any way shape or form.
And you are a big fan of apple that's where it's still stands as an.
Yeah I still am a big fan of apple but I I am turning a bit.
I think what Mike -- has done over the past.
-- windows eight practically.
-- quite positive it's certainly better than doing nothing.
And they are back on that playing field with a product that it.
Most people are finding is pretty that is the most grudging positive about any company in his fraud that I am not pulling -- don't wanna invest in them I would summarize document.
But I can tell you up for three years break even and -- -- and and it.
It was great Motorola thanks so much -- -- again -- because.