Analyze this: Roger McNamee on Microsoft's strategy

Summary:After his interview with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer at a Churchill Club event (video here), I hooked up with Elevation Partners co-founder and Flying Other Brothers guitarist Roger McNamee for a post-interview analysis and look into his investment portfolio. In this podcast, Roger offers his incisive take on Microsoft's future-- competition; issues of culture and scale; getting traction with an advertising business model; building content platforms; and making acquisitions.

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After his interview with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer at a Churchill Club event (video here), I hooked up with Elevation Partners co-founder and Flying Other Brothers guitarist Roger McNamee for a post-interview analysis and look into his investment portfolio.

In this podcast, Roger offers his incisive take on Microsoft's future-- competition; issues of culture and scale; getting traction with an advertising business model; building content platforms; and making acquisitions. He also gives me a progress report on Elevation Partners' mission and investments--move.com (real estate services) and Bioware and Pandemic Studios (game development)--and offers his perspective on the rapid growth of consumer-generated content sites like YouTube and MySpace.

The podcast is available as a downloadable MP3 or, if you’re already subscribed to ZDNet’s IT Matters series of audio podcasts, it will show up on your system or MP3 player automatically--see ZDNet’s podcasts: How to tune in).

You can listen to the complete podcast of Roger's interview with Ballmer here...

Topics: Social Enterprise

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