An anonymous reader writes "Let's be honest. If you were to compile a list of words that encapsulate the last 10 years for Microsoft, the word 'innovative' probably wouldn't make the cut. Sure, they've had great overall success with the Xbox and, more recently, with Xbox Kinect, but the bulk of their revenue is still derived from unexciting software like Microsoft Office and various iterations of Windows
But going forward, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer plans to change that. In a recent interview, Ballmer explained that the company had ceded innovations in hardware and software to Apple but that the times they are a 'changin.
"We are trying to make absolutely clear we are not going to leave any space uncovered to Apple," Ballmer explained... "Not the consumer cloud. Not hardware software innovation. We are not leaving any of that to Apple by itself. Not going to happen. Not on our watch.""
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