Friday, November 13, 2015

Kinect’s Rapid Decline Shows Microsoft How Not to Pitch HoloLens - Bloomberg Business

Dis-Kinected

"Nadella, who replaced Ballmer as CEO last year, instituted a reorganization in July designed, in part, to bring previously unrelated teams together. Terry Myerson, an 18-year Microsoft veteran who was put in charge of the combined Windows and devices division, said the structure should benefit the HoloLens, particularly as it pertains to making an impact beyond games. "Steve ran the company a certain way, which achieved incredible results," Myerson said. "One thing it didn't achieve was sharing across divisions. Xbox had this amazing asset in Kinect, and it never really was embraced by the Windows division."
There's no guarantee Nadella's plan will succeed. While HoloLens benefits from tech built for the Kinect, he wouldn't be the first Microsoft chief who failed to capitalize on a promising project incubated within the company. The HoloLens hype cycle has begun early, even though the $3,000 development kits won't ship until early next year."
Kinect’s Rapid Decline Shows Microsoft How Not to Pitch HoloLens - Bloomberg Business
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