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Microsoft's research reorg chips away at what made Silicon Valley magic

Mark Hachman | Jan. 27, 2016
Emphasis on 'applied' research funnels resources away from groundbreaking discoveries.

So if you’re concerned about where your next phone or gadget will come from, and when it will get here, Microsoft’s reorganization is a good thing. Yes, the company is still doing pure research, just less of it. But that might be why a vague sense of loss clings to that report. It seems that we’re quietly losing a little more of what makes Silicon Valley great.


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