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Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Explains Why Windows Phone Failed

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer named the company’s investments in hardware as the one thing that he regrets not doing faster, explaining in an interview with recode that the software giant lacked the capability to expand beyond software with him at the helm of the firm.

In a very detailed answer when asked what he thinks he did wrong at Microsoft, Ballmer explains that the company was late to the hardware party, pointing to this as one of the reasons it also failed to become a more important player in the mobile world.

“Companies get successful with an idea, with talent around the idea, and with capability as a company to execute on the idea,†Ballmer explained. “Turns out that if you have a second idea that is different from the first, you may need new talent, but you also need new capability and you don’t … (read more)

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