Microsoft Watch took a look at Microsoft's ten luckiest and unluckiest moments. Here's a look at some of the items from the latter list:
8. The November 2005 rebranding of MSN to Windows Live. Microsoft's Online Services group has since been in the red, while Google's search domination has only increased.
7. Microsoft's 1997 investment of $150 million in Apple. The deal, which also ended a lawsuit and committed Microsoft to five years of Mac Office development, helped fund what would eventually become a resurgent Apple.