Microsoft Has No Intention to Sell Off Bing or Xbox

Microsoft Ready for an update from the no-surprise department? Microsoft isn’t keen to sell either its Xbox or search businesses. On Tuesday at the CODE Conference Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella indicated that he has no intention to divest Bing, the company’s search property, or Xbox, its gaming and living-room play. This should come as precisely no surprise. It rises to the level of being news-worthy in that analysts pontificate often that the company should shed one or the other, logic aside. According to Re/Code’s own liveblog, Nadella indicated that Bing is “a lot more than Bing.com,” and that it serves around 30% of the search market, a figure that he likened to the iPhone’s market share. Shade aside, Nadella’s point that his firm won’t sell Bing or otherwise release is simple to grok.

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