Microsoft has announced that Craig Mundie, Microsoft’s chief research and strategy officer, will retire in 2014 when he will be 65. Mundie was one of two Microsoft Corp executives who took over Bill Gates’ role at the company. At that time, Mundie became responsible for Microsoft’s long-term research activities, while...

OK so there are times when a magazine asks you a question and you pause and give a diplomatic answer. There are times when you need to realize that the words you say on behalf of your company may be dissected and reprinted all around the world and, on the eve of a very important product launch, it shouldn’t be a major...