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Quick Mention: Explanation of How Microsoft Ended Up Approaching Debt

"But the $29 billion on hand at last count was less than half the cash and short-term investments held by Microsoft about two years ago."

--Todd Bishop, Microsoft Watcher, Seattle P-I



Some readers do not find it believable that Microsoft's financial raves are merely an illusion that is largely propagated in the popular press and then reinforced using isolated voices with vested interest. The following new article gives a very detailed explanation of the reasons Microsoft bleeds money and has had its coffers gradually emptied over the course of the past few years.

The End of A Great Illusion. The reality is that Microsoft is forced to falsify reports and color numbers because reality doesn't support the illusion of Microsoft's unquestionable market power. The company is failing in consumer electronics, and every year that passes makes its losses greater and its accomplishments less impressive.


If you remain in doubt, then you are encouraged to:

  1. Watch the reference bound to the quote at the very top
  2. Read the new article which we cite here
  3. Consult any (or all) of the following posts, which contain an extensive list of supportive external resources from respectable publications.


Let the myth that Microsoft is omnipotent finally take a rest. For good. This type of hypnosis belongs in totalitarian nations, not in a transparent world. Microsoft's financial dominance ended long ago when disruptive trends forced it to lower prices and/or turn a blind eye to copyright infringement of its software (particularly in less developed nations). Ensure you follow references if you remain unconvinced.

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