Microsoft Evangelicals take over the debate
Summary: Microsoft-funded people are still being quoted by the press (regarding Microsoft) and even described as “analysts”
Well, some analysts might still have some integrity, for example those who just state the obvious:
A Microsoft official has come out and said that Windows Mobile 7 is coming in late 2010. At the same time, an analyst says that it’s already game over for Microsoft.
Windows Mobile is a dead end and it doesn’t take an “analyst” to see that. Regarding the phones arena, former Microsoft employee (“evangelist”) Gartenberg [1, 2] is quoted as an “analyst” despite being nothing less than a shill of Microsoft; as he has proven for years.
Analyst claims Apple is moving towards Microsoft
According to Michael Gartenberg, a vice president at Interpret, the Bing app is a wise move on Microsoft’s part because of the popularity of the Iphone and the importance of mobile search and mobile location-based devices.
This must be a joke. It’s like quoting Richard Stallman as an “analyst” regarding OpenMoko.
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- Microsoft Repeatedly Receives Good News from comScore after Signing Deal with comScore
- Microsoft Crowd Uses comScore Numbers to Lie Again
- Microsoft Buys More ‘Analysts’ to Become Marketers
- Microsoft Pays comScore More Money, Gets Bogus Endorsements
- Microsoft’s Search Endeavours: Resorting to Bribery, Deception, and Intimidation
It does not say anything in the article to emphasise that it’s US-only and it does not say a thing about conflicts of interests, either. How typical. Microsoft has only about 3% in terms of market share because its “Bing” experiment has pretty much failed. █
“Analysts sell out – that’s their business model…”
–Microsoft, internal document