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Microsoft makes $2B / yr. from Android royalties

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#1 of 3 OFFLINE   Kevin Collins

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Posted November 11 2013 - 08:09 PM

It's amazing to think that the Android patent royalty business makes more profit than COMBINATION of Skype, Windows Phone -- yes Windows Phone -- and XBox units!!!


This all comes from long time MS analyst Rich Sherlund. 


Interestingly Sherlund estimates that MS loses $2.5B on Skype, Windows Phone and XBox... 


Hmmm.. Should MS just exit the XBox and Windows Phone business altogether? 

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#2 of 3 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted November 12 2013 - 06:44 AM

/facepalm, no....

I'm assuming you aren't being serious Kevin, given your bona fides, but for those who think any of this would be a good idea to go down the Elop strategy, here's why that's a disaster in the making.


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#3 of 3 OFFLINE   Hanson



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Posted November 12 2013 - 07:20 AM


Interestingly Sherlund estimates that MS loses $2.5B on Skype, Windows Phone and XBox... 


Doesn't that mean that I make more profit than MS does on those products? I couldn't possibly post anywhere near a $1B loss much less $2.5B.

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