Larry Dignan over at ZDNet posted an article today that breaks down Microsoft's "hit or miss strategic partnerships."
Are Microsoft's lame investments and partnership strategy a reflection that its business is a mess? Not necessarily. Microsoft appears to merely be a hit or miss strategic investor. Microsoft's partnerships with the likes of Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, Yahoo, Nokia and Dell are all lacking in some way. The implication is that Microsoft is limping and it prefers to partners with companies who have similar issues.