Microsoft executive blames cybercrime for delayed mobile strategy

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With over 100 million iPads sold, the one thing everyone can agree on about Surface is that Microsoft has a lot of ground to make up in the tablet and mobile market. That’s not entirely the company’s fault, however, argues one executive in an interview with the Spiegel. According to Craig Mundie, Microsoft’s chief research and strategy officer, the company’s huge volume in desktop computing made it “basically the only target” for hackers and cybercriminals, and the time spent fighting these off delayed an entry into the mobile space.

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