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What I want to know is, what's in the water over at Gizmodo?
Microsoft is the most innovative consumer tech company right now.
And it isn't just this week's announcements that did it. This has been building all year. There's Windows 8, Xbox Live, Skydrive, Kinect, SmartGlass; even Hotmail stepped up its game. The Surface, and now Windows Phone 8, merely feel like the culmination—or maybe the fulfillment—of what Microsoft has been poking and prodding at for the past six years when it first introduced the Xbox 360.
Microsoft is a company reborn. It's not just significant because of past achievements. Microsoft is exciting again because of what it's doing right now.
OK, they've had a rocky relationship with Apple for a few years since that iPhone-in-a-bar incident, and the enemy of my enemy is my friend and all that. But still, this is pretty enthusiastic stuff: