Re: If Elop were CEO...
For some reason I read that as "he'd do things that lose money and focus on things that make money" which seems to be more like they typical CEO.
This whole debacle has come about by some self prompting analyst spouting off and morphed into an "Elop is doing this" via crap news articles and blogs. If its did turn out this way, xbox would be boned as a stand alone product as it I would end up needing a feck load of corporate licensing for the buyers in the future let alone how they would deal with the servers. The PS4 and Steam box would kill it in a year sadly.
makes some sense to ditch bing which I suspect gets most queries from people who don't know how to change their default search engine.
of course it depends on if they think brand and market share are important and have a value.