Is Windows 8 Microsoft's Biggest Failure Ever?

Is Microsoft a good tech investment? In this video, Andrew Tonner gives a few reasons he'd steer clear:

  • The PC market is shrinking, and Microsoft hasn't adapted well to mobile technology.
  • Windows 8 is a dud.
  • The company had to write off $6 billion for an acquisition that went bad, the latest in a string of failed acquisitions.

Although Microsoft pays a nice dividend for a tech company, Andrew argues that it hasn't returned much else to investors for the past 10 years, and it doesn't appear poised to adapt to a changing future. 

Check out the video for more details.


It's been a frustrating path for Microsoft investors, who've watched the company fail to capitalize on the incredible growth in mobile over the past decade. However, with the release of its own tablet, along with the widely anticipated Windows 8 operating system, the company is looking to make a splash in this booming market. In this brand-new premium report on Microsoft, our analyst explains that while the opportunity is huge, the challenges are many. He's also providing regular updates as key events occur, so make sure to claim a copy of this report now by clicking here.

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