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How to Burn $500 Million in a Weekend

Did you just see $500 million go up in smoke? Thanks to a massive data wipeout that left thousands of customers without their personal information, Danger Inc., a company Microsoft bought for about half a billion dollars last year is fast becoming worthless. T-Mobile USA, its biggest champion (and arguably its biggest customer), is letting people ditch their devices and contracts. Oops!

6 Responses to “How to Burn $500 Million in a Weekend”

  1. Is it just me, or does it seem a bit lame that Microsoft has made a point of saying “it was Danger software that failed”. Come on, Microsoft bought Danger 17 months ago! 17 months seems like enough time that Microsoft should take full responsibility.

  2. T Mobile is in troubles, if anything the help from Germany is most needed now.
    Microsoft doesn’t care 500 millions , its another competing platform they killed.
    OBTW , there are many smart designers and developers from the DANGER team who can help the Big Micro on their long troubled Mobile 7 project now.