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What To Expect From Google's, Microsoft's Step Into Hardware

Although a little dramatic, an investor "interested in creating passive income streams through dividends" explains how Google and Microsoft run scared as both plunge into the hardware business to follow Apple down the path. The two, traditional software and Web-based services companies, are now trapped in a strategy "competing against natural allies." The author, who is more concerned with what the companies offer investors rather than consumers, gives us some history on their respective journeys. With Microsoft, he breaks down revenue generated by each business unit. 

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