Microsoft Research is the new Bell Labs

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by smoledman, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. smoledman macrumors 68000

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    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2017681928_microsofttechfest07.html

    Notice, Microsoft allows MSR to pursue whatever it's PhDs want to pursue, regardless of "productizability". It's not always about bean counting.
     
  2. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    I love this sort of stuff. Its not a practical way to spend 9 billion dollars, but its so interesting to see what people come up with. Many of these thibgs could easily find a practical use in modern life when the project reaches a mature stage, and MSFT is going to be waist deep in state of the art tech.
     
  3. smoledman thread starter macrumors 68000

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    $9 billion is total R&D for the company. I don't know what % of that is dedicated for MSR.
     
  4. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    Ahh I see... I thought 9 billion seemed a bit steep for just these projects.
     

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