"Investors have clamored for Microsoft to get rid of its money-losing or less profitable businesses, seeing them as a drag on the stock price. Richard Sherlund, a longtime Microsoft analyst at Nomura Securities, believes the Xbox video game business and Bing search engine are good candidates for spinoffs.Worries That Microsoft Is Growing Too Tricky to Manage - NYTimes.com
Mr. Sherlund has speculated that Microsoft could give Facebook, with which Microsoft has an existing partnership, control of Bing, in exchange for a share of revenue from the additional traffic it would drive to Facebook’s site. Mr. Sherlund estimates that Microsoft has accumulated losses of more than $17 billion in the search and online business."
Monday, September 09, 2013
Worries That Microsoft Is Growing Too Tricky to Manage - NYTimes.com
Revisiting the case for "Baby Bills"