Here is a clip of my appearance on CNBC Power Lunch today in which I hash over the state of Microsoft with CNBC anchors Dennis Kneale and Sue Herrera and VC-basher Paul Kedrosky.
We had a spirited debate and came to a consensus that Windows 7 is reviving the Microsoft franchise. I also think investors are starting to give Microsoft some credit for the recent progress the company has been making in the Internet ad business. However, Kedrosky is less bullish on that, and said he does not like the Bing story.
I couldn’t disagree more. If Microsoft is able to continue to gain market share on Google in the Internet search business that would be a major advancement for the company that would really help lift the stock out of the sideways trading pattern its been stuck in the last nine years.