SAN DIEGO -- The man least likely to root for a Microsoft rally is now the company's biggest cheerleader.
Esteemed venture capitalist Marc Andreessen told the developer audience at Qualcomm's Uplinq conference here that the entire technology industry should be rooting for Microsoft's success in the smartphone wars.
Earlier this week, Microsoft purchased Nokia's phone business in a $7.2 billion deal meant to infuse life into its Windows Phone platform. The deal has been derided as a last-ditch effort to gain mobile market share -- but don't count Andreessen as one of its critics. … Read more