Microsoft Admits Risk in Tablet Plans

Posted by Fettoosh on Jul 28, 2012 11:12 AM EDT
The New York Times; By NICK WINGFIELD
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Sometimes the only way to get a straight answer from a company on a thorny topic is through its government filings.

In an annual report that it submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday afternoon, Microsoft finally conceded something that has been rather obvious to anyone with a rudimentary understanding of the personal computer industry and Microsoft’s historical role in it. On page 14 of the document, Microsoft acknowledges that its Surface family of tablet computers could weaken support for Windows among Microsoft’s partners in the PC industry, known as original equipment manufacturers, or OEMs for short.

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