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Does CNN Get Microsoft?

I lost total respect for CNN when it abandoned coverage of the protests in Iran in favor of wall-to-wall coverage of the King of Pop. Not one CNN journalist publically protested this egregious lack of journalistic judgment. (Anderson Cooper's hair would probably turn white if he heard me saying this, but it's true.)

Now CNNMoney has the audacity to question whether Microsoft is still relevant, just because Larry Ellison asked the question in some artificially provocative speech.

For one, Ellison accused Microsoft of being a consumer company with no real enterprise story. Say what? The fact that Microsoft has the Zune and Xbox does nothing to negate Dynamics, SQL Server and Exchange.

But it turns out Ellison's question and the article headline are just a way to trick you into reading a muddled analysis that ultimately concludes that Microsoft does actually matter. Thanks, CNNMoney -- you had me ready to quit Redmond and go to work for an Oracle magazine. Not!

I guess once again the press is hypnotized by Mr. Ellison's charms.

Random question: Would you change places with Bill Gates? Send your answers to dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 09/25/2009 at 1:17 PM


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