All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Steve Ballmer’

Steve Ballmer Makes Semi-Rhythmic Body Movements to Fergie at Clippers Game

Here’s former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer having a seizure at a Clippers game: Here’s another angle of former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer having a seizure at a Clippers game: We hope that former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is ok. According to reports, the episode was induced by something called a “Fergie”. It’s been a fun week for former Microsoft CEOs.

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Steve Ballmer, Clippers Owner, Is Banning Apple Products

After former owner Donald Sterling let his racist flag fly and the world heard the tapes, former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer swooped in and bought the Los Angeles Clippers for a reported $2 billion. The deal finalized last month, making Ballmer the official owner of the NBA franchise. Now, in true Ballmer fashion, the Clippers are on the way to …

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Steve Ballmer Leaves Microsoft Board

Steve Ballmer announced that he is stepping down as a member of Microsoft’s Board of Directors. He resigned as CEO six months ago, handing the reins over to Satya Nadella, who has already laid out the company’s strategy going forward and announced the layoffs of 18,000 people. Last week, Ballmer officially became the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, buying …

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Steve Ballmer Becomes Owner Of Clippers

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is now the proud new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. The NBA released the following statement: The transaction in which Steve Ballmer purchased the Los Angeles Clippers closed today following the entry of an order by a California court confirming the authority of Shelly Sterling, on behalf of the Sterling Family Trust, to sell …

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Steve Ballmer Agrees To Buy Clippers For $2 Billion

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has signed an agreement to buy the Los Angeles Clippers from the Sterling Family Trust for a record $2 billion, according to a source that spoke with CNN on Thursday night. The NBA would still need to approve the sale at a Board of Governors meeting. Sterling has vowed to fight the sale, Sterling’s attorney …

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Microsoft Reports Record $24.52 Billion In Revenue In Q2

Over the holidays, Microsoft launched a number of new hardware products, including the Xbox One and Surface 2. As it turns out, those product launches combined with its new focus on devices and services led to a record quarter for the Redmond giant. Microsoft announced today that it has made $24.52 billion in revenue in its second quarter that ended …

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Here’s What’s Going On With The Microsoft CEO Situation

As you’re probably aware, Microsoft announced back in the summer that CEO Steve Ballmer would be stepping down after another twelve months. The company’s Board of Directors would begin a search for his replacement. The company has now given an update on the search, and no, they haven’t found the replacement yet. As Microsoft said from the beginning, they’re looking …

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Shareholders Reportedly Approve Microsoft Nokia Deal

Nokia shareholders today reportedly voted to approve the company’s sale of its phones unit to Microsoft. “At an extraordinary general meeting in Helsinki, the chairman of the meeting said 99.7 per cent of investors to have voted before the meeting had approved the transaction,” the Financial Times reports. “Those investors held four-fifths of the shares registered for the meeting.” Microsoft …

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Yahoo Microsoft ‘Search Alliance’ Encounters More Friction

More friction between Microsoft and Yahoo regarding the two companies’ “Search Alliance” has been made public thanks to court documents obtained by Reuters. The two companies have been having a quiet legal battle about rolling out Microsoft’s Bing search technology on Yahoo in Taiwan and Hong Kong – the last two of sixteen markets – which are supposed to make …

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Microsoft Wants To Replace Ballmer Before The End Of 2013 [Report]

In late August, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said that he would retire within the next 12 months. That gives him until August 2014 to hand the reigns over to somebody else. While that could certainly happen, it seems that Microsoft’s board wants to get him out the door much sooner. Bloomberg reports that Microsoft’s board is working tirelessly to replace …

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Steve Ballmer’s Final Shareholder Letter Is Full Of Optimism

Steve Ballmer’s days at Microsoft are numbered. The board has until the end of the year to find a replacement, but he’s already resigned to his fate that today’s shareholder letter will be his last. In classic Ballmer style, the letter is all about what Microsoft is doing right while holding hope that the future will be even better. Ballmer …

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Ford CEO Alan Mulally To Replace Steve Ballmer At Microsoft [Rumor]

It was announced last month that Steve Ballmer would be stepping down as CEO of Microsoft after 33 years with the company and 13 years as its CEO. Since then, there’s been no word out of Microsoft’s board of directors regarding a replacement. Some thought that the company would internally replace Ballmer, but a new rumor has named an unlikely …

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s Tearful Goodbye

Steve Ballmer announced to an arena of Microsoft employees that, after 33 years with the company, he will resign as its CEO within 12 months. On June 11, 1980,  Steve Ballmer became the 30th member of the Microsoft company and the first business manager hired by Bill Gates. In 1981,  Microsoft became incorporated, and Ballmer acquired 8 percent of the …

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Microsoft Explains The Rationale Behind Its Nokia Purchase

By now, it’s no secret that Microsoft is purchasing Nokia’s Devices and Services business. With the purchase, Microsoft will integrate Nokia’s hardware business into its own to help push Windows Phone 8 forward. The market isn’t being too kind on the news this morning, but Microsoft assures its investors that the purchase will benefit them in the end. As part …

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Microsoft’s Nokia Purchase Is Causing Another Organizational Shuffle

Early this morning, Microsoft announced its intention to purchase Nokia’s Devices and Services business for $5 billion. It also paid $2.18 billion to license Nokia’s patents. It’s a deal that many are surprised didn’t come sooner, but Microsoft may have been waiting until it announced its reorganization before making the purchase. In an email sent to all Microsoft employees by …

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Microsoft Buys Nokia’s Phones Unit, Brings Elop Back

Microsoft and Nokia announced that the former will acquire the latter’s devices and services business for 3.79 billion Euros ($5 billion), and will pay 1.65 billion Euros ($2.18 billion) to license Nokia’s patents, bringing the total transaction price to 5.44 billion Euros ($7.17 billion) in cash. The deal will also bring Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, a former Microsoft employee, back …

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There Is A Reason Behind Ballmer’s Sudden Retirement [Report]

On Friday, Steve Ballmer announced that he would be retiring as CEO of Microsoft within the next 12 months. The stock market had a field day with the news, but the rest of us were were wondering why the longtime CEO was suddenly leaving right after announcing his intention to restructure Microsoft into a devices and services company. According to …

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Microsoft Stock Surging on Ballmer Retirement News

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced this morning that he will be stepping down from his position within the next 12 months. The executive has been a part of Microsoft for over 33 years, joining the company as its first business manager and only its 30th employee. Ballmer praised his executive team in a statement this morning, saying that “now is …

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Let’s Celebrate The Strange And Wondrous Career Of Steve Ballmer

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced today that he would be retiring within the next 12 months after working with the tech company for more than 30 years. To celebrate the life and career of Microsoft’s energetic CEO, here’s a collection of Ballmer’s best moments from YouTube user mekintosz7. It includes everything from his time as a Windows 3.1 salesman all …

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Steve Ballmer To Retire As Microsoft CEO Within 12 Months

For the past 13 years, Steve Ballmer has ruled Microsoft as its CEO. He oversaw the rollout of four Windows operating systems including the most recent Windows 8. Most of us thought he’d be around for the release of Windows 9, or whatever else is next, but it looks like the CEO that wouldn’t quit is finally doing just that. …

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Watch Steve Ballmer Talk About Microsoft’s Big Restructuring Plan

On Thursday, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced a massive restructuring of the core Microsoft business. The strategy calls for Microsoft to realign itself as a single entity focused on one goal – keeping people in the Windows ecosystem. Ballmer announced the restructuring plans at a Microsoft Town Hall Meeting where he outlined the plan in detail to Microsoft’s employees and …

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Microsoft’s New Windows Strategy Is Full Of Potential, But It Could Easily Backfire

For a while now, it’s been rumored that Microsoft was planning a massive internal restructuring that would turn it into a devices and services company. What that means is that Microsoft would be more like Apple in that it creates hardware to deliver its services to consumers. In a memo released today detailing said restructuring, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer gave …

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Ballmer Outlines Microsoft’s Big Restructuring

News came out earlier this week that Microsoft would announce a restructuring plan on Thursday. Well, it’s Thursday, and the announcement has just come out. CEO Steve Ballmer said in an email to Microsoft employees that the company has released to the public, “Going forward, our strategy will focus on creating a family of devices and services for individuals and …

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Microsoft Restructuring Plan Could be Unveiled on Thursday

Earlier this month, Microsoft’s Don Mattrick, president of the Xbox division, left the company to become the CEO of struggling mobile game developer Zynga. The move was quite sudden, with Microsoft left leaving CEO Steve Ballmer in charge of this fall’s launch of the new Xbox home console, the Xbox One. Though the reasons for Mattrick’s departure were the subject …

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Zuckerberg’s FWD.us Immigration Reform Group Snags Bill Gates, Sean Parker, and More

Mark Zuckerberg’s immigration-focused political advocacy group is getting the help of a few more tech heavyweights. Today, FWD.us announced a couple of new members: Microsoft founder BIll Gates, current Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Microsoft EVP Brad Smith and Sean Parker, of Napster and later, Facebook fame. “We’re thrilled that Bill Gates, Brad Smith, Steve Ballmer, and Sean Parker – longtime …

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Steve Ballmer May Be Bringing the NBA Back to Seattle

Is Steve Ballmer about to bring the Sonics back to Seattle? Yahoo Sports is reporting that a group led by Microsoft’s Ballmer and hedge-fund manager Chris Hansen is in the process of finalizing a deal with the Maloof family – owners of the ailing Sacramento Kings. The deal is reportedly for $500 million, and will see the franchise move to …

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Ballmer Could Be Out Of A Job If Windows 8 Fails

Is Windows 8 a bust? It’s far too early to tell, but some analysts are already predicting some pretty major changes at Microsoft if the company can’t turn its latest operating system into a hit. In fact, the company’s CEO may be in trouble. The success of Windows 8, at least according to analysts, is being pegged on its adoption …

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Microsoft Surface Sales Are Off To A ‘Modest’ Start

As far as Windows 8 tablets go, Microsoft’s Surface seemed like a hit. It sold out in less than a day on Microsoft’s online store. Since then, there’s been no sign as to how well the device is performing, until yesterday when Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer spoke on the record about its performance. Speaking to French daily Le Parisien, Steve …

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Four Million People Upgraded To Windows 8 Over The Weekend

Windows 8 launched last Friday, and there was some concern that it wouldn’t immediately sell. Some were content with Windows 7 while others didn’t even know Windows 8 existed. It seems that those fears may have been unfounded as Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said the new OS was performing well. During the company’s BUILD 2012 conference, Ballmer announced that Microsoft …

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Let’s Take A Look At Steve Ballmer’s Windows Phone

Microsoft finally unveiled everything there is to know about Windows Phone 8 at an event on Monday. The big takeaway was that Windows Phone 8 is designed around the individual, or rather the individual designs it around themselves. To prove that point, there’s a new Windows Phone ad that features the personal phone of Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. If the …

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