And all news organizations are 100% right all the time? Since when in the history of news has this been correct? For example in crime reporting: Sources familiar with the matter say suspect A will be arrested shortly. And then it doesn't happen.
Not all. I just quoted four. How you can extrapolate that to all when I specifically said they are not to be trusted as much as reliable ones?
For example in crime reporting: Sources familiar with the matter say suspect A will be arrested shortly. And then it doesn't happen.
The difference should be obvious if you have any background in journalism. It is that reputable organizations like the ones I have listed vet their sources and don't post everything from every anonymous email or tip they get. They spend a minimum time and effort to make sure their reputation stays intact. You can add Reuters and AP to the list I quoted. Most other news organizations just print anything regardless of the reliability of their sources.
So WSJ predicted the iPad. If you weren't following news at the time, SO WAS EVERYONE ELSE
Maybe, but the WSJ article gave the rumors legitimacy and confirmed a lot of things. That article was widely quoted and reported in the media at the time. Why would it be if everyone else was onto the story? In fact in some cases the companies themselves leak things to the big news orgs to generate hype.
Everyone was saying the iTV was coming out Q1 2013. It didn't happen.
Everyone? Care to reference a couple from WSJ, Bloomberg, Reuters, AP, Washington Post, NYT that say "from our sources"? Or are you making up things as you go ?
Wow, your failure at reading comprehensions is astounding. Julie Larson-Greene is the new head of Devices and Studio Engineering. She is in charge of the entire group which includes Xbox. Ballmer has not named who will lead Xbox specifically. For now, that person still is Ballmer as far as the public knows.
That made me laugh, you're clutching at straws here. The whole point of the reorg is to have new divisions and heads. Ballmer need not name the head of every small subdivision. Is there even a Xbox division anymore?
This whole Slashdot article is a misleading non-story not worthy of even being posted and only designed to rile up ignorant people who get their MS news only from here or other similar forums and who don't even know about the reorg.
By the way, is an employment contract the same as a non-compete agreement?
Not this again, I got tired of it because you were not willing to concede the point after losing it. In one post you claimed Microsoft had a option not to let go of Mattrick. I replied no they cannot. After a couple of posts you changed your tune saying that Microsoft can't prevent him from leaving if he pays his way out. I am tired of arguing this again and again.
Back to insults I see. You've built all of these posts on speculation and misinformation and seem rather irritated when someone calls you out on your BS.
Did you read your own posts that I quoted? Here they are:
Also why even mention the holidays in a few months if everyone knows that a re-org is coming in the next few days.
Also I don't know about you but how is Ballmer is really qualified to lead the Xbox team? I mean he doesn't have much experience with that division or familiarity with the subject area in particular.
I am totally vindicated in all my points. All my so called speculation and misinformation turned to be actually true because it was based on reliable sources who delivered yet again, while your speculation about Ballmer leading Xbox into the holiday season turned to be total junk. Yet you accuse me of speculation and misinformation?
For example read my post, the reply to your first post in this thread:
The most likely explanation based on the facts we know is the following:
Re-org is imminent, and Mattrick left due to reason X. Ballmer takes over for now because the reorg is already imminent and he doesn't want to reveal it yet since it will all come out in a few days. So he tells the Xbox team, report to me and concentrate on getting ready for the Xbox holiday release and hopes to avoid people getting complacent over their work on Xbox One, even if for a few days. All this could be true regardless of reason X. You're getting needlessly caught up with reason X which has nothing to do with whether Ballmer will lead the Xbox One release into the holiday season. There might not be an Xbox division even, there's rumors of a new hardware division which includes Surface.
Please quote the "speculation, misinformation and BS" in that post.
Again, the internet and media consists of tens of thousands of news organizations and blogs. Learning to separate the good ones with a great track record from the others is a valuable skill which you sorely lack. Or you're just pretending to be dumb to try not to concede the point. I don't know which is worse but the result is saddening.