Kara Swisher

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It’s On: Microsoft Management and Unit Reorg Will Be Announced Tomorrow

As AllThingsD reported earlier this week, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s reorg of the tech giant will take place tomorrow, according to numerous sources close to the situation. Top execs who have been informed of the changes today said that the restructuring is dramatic, and will include the wholesale elimination of its operating units for a management structure built around devices and services, both in the consumer and business spaces. As AllThingsD also reported (you can read all the details here, which sources said are accurate), it will include a centralization of common business functions, such as marketing.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work