Microsoft, as expected, has named Satya Nadella as its new CEO. He'll take over a company that is simultaneously extraordinarily successful and somewhat troubled.
This excellent graphic from Financial Times illustrates that tension by breaking down how Microsoft makes money:
Windows is in decline, Xbox is tiny, but Office is doing better than ever as a business, and the servers division that Nadella runs is growing. Can he grow servers faster than Windows declines? Can he turn the tiny Xbox into a meaningful hardware business? What will he do with Bing?
TODAY IN SLATE
The Ebola Story
How our minds build narratives out of disaster.
The Budget Disaster That Completely Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola
PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer
The Shooting Tragedies That Forged Canada’s Gun Politics
A Highly Unscientific Ranking of Crazy-Old German Beers
Welcome to 13th Grade!
Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.
The Actual World
“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.