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Internet players look to frontier beyond PC

Microsoft moves to focus on the new landscape of Net devices with the top-level shifts of Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer at a time when seismic changes are occurring in the industry.

 

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Microsoft moves to focus on the new landscape of Net devices with the top-level shifts of Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer at a time when seismic changes are occurring in the industry.

"We also need to ensure that non-PC devices can leverage this next-generation set of services."

- Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO

 


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