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Steve Ballmer May Be Bringing the NBA Back to Seattle 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 – …

Ballmer Could Be Out Of A Job If Windows 8 Fails Ballmer Could Be Out Of A Job If Windows 8 Fails
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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 …

Microsoft Surface Sales Are Off To A ‘Modest’ Start Microsoft Surface Sales Are Off To A ‘Modest’ Start
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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 …

Four Million People Upgraded To Windows 8 Over The Weekend 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 …

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

Windows Phone 8 Smartphones Launch Starting this Weekend Windows Phone 8 Smartphones Launch Starting this Weekend
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Microsoft’s big Windows Phone 8 event wrapped up today with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer taking the stage to announce all of the new Windows Phone 8 devices and when they will launch. “We wanted to build a phone that would …

Reed Hastings Stepping Down from Microsoft Board Reed Hastings Stepping Down from Microsoft Board

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings will not serve on Microsoft’s Board of Directors past November, as today to company announced that he will not seek re-election at their annual meeting of shareholders. Microsoft says that Hastings will continue to serve his …

HTC Unveils Colorful New Windows Phone 8 Smartphones HTC Unveils Colorful New Windows Phone 8 Smartphones

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer joined HTC CEO Peter Chou on stage at today’s big HTC announcement to showcase HTC’s new lineup of Windows Phone smartphones. HTC will be releasing two new Windows Phone 8 smartphones this November, the Windows Phone …

Microsoft’s Surface Tablet Price Ball-Parked by Ballmer Microsoft’s Surface Tablet Price Ball-Parked by Ballmer

This weekend The Seattle Times published an interview with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer in which he discusses the future of Microsoft, especially regarding Windows 8. In the course of the interview, Ballmer gives a ball-park estimate for how much Microsoft’s …

Don’t Leave Microsoft For Google Or Else Steve Ballmer Will Throw A Chair Don’t Leave Microsoft For Google Or Else Steve Ballmer Will Throw A Chair
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Now, I know what you’re thinking: Microsoft has never been a fan of Google. To that I would say, “You are right, dear reader,” but did you know that Microsoft really doesn’t like Google. You could maybe even say that …

CES 2012: Fifteen Years Of Microsoft Keynotes In Two Minutes CES 2012: Fifteen Years Of Microsoft Keynotes In Two Minutes

Though Microsoft’s CES keynote may not have contained any earth-shattering product news, there was apparently one little gem thrown in to entertain the crowd. As part of the keynote, which is the company’s last, Microsoft showed a video that recapped …

Microsoft Buys Skype for $8.5 Billion Microsoft Buys Skype for $8.5 Billion
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Microsoft and Skype just announced that Microsoft is buying Skype for $8.5 billion in cash, and that the deal has already been approved by both boards of directors. Skype is being sold by an investment group led by Silver Lake …

First Windows 8 Build Leaks First Windows 8 Build Leaks
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After an impressive return to glory with Windows 7, after the negativity surrounding Vista, Bill Gates Steve Ballmer’s gang doesn’t appear to be resting on their laurels. The apparent goal for the next version of the Windows operating system is …

MWC11: IE9 Coming to Windows Phones This Year

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced several new features for Windows Phone today in a keynote at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. One feature is a "dramatically enhanced" version of Internet Explorer 9, which will become available for the mobile operating system in the second half of this year. 

Steve Ballmer Comments on Obama’s Appointment of GE CEO Immelt to Jobs Council
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President Obama appointed General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt as chairman of the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. 

Having worked with Immelt in the past, Ballmer apparently wanted the world to know where he stands. He released the following statement on the Official Microsoft blog:

Microsoft Launches Cloud-Based CRM Service

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced the worldwide availability of Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online today at an event in Redmond.  This is the cloud-based version of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011, which will go head to head with other cloud-based CRM products from companies like Salesforce.com and Oracle. 

Microsoft Announcements from CES
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The Consumer Elecronics Show (CES) in Vegas has already been a big event for Microsoft, and it doesn’t even end until January 9. CEO Steve Ballmer reflected on the past year, and introduced some elements of where the company is headed. 

Can Microsoft Compete with the iPad?
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Reports indicate that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is expected to unveil some new slates from Samsung and Dell at CES next month that are designed to compete with Apple’s incredibly popular iPad. 

The company has not confirmed, and the sources of the info are unnamed, but evidently trusted by the New York Times, which reports

Rumor: Steve Ballmer, Dick Costolo Met For Breakfast
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Brace yourself for another round of rumors about acquisitions, partnerships, and funding possibilities.  Steve Ballmer and Dick Costolo supposedly met for breakfast this week, and it’s a rare person who will imagine all they discussed was the fat content of donuts.

To be fair: no one’s claimed that they observed the CEOs of Microsoft and Twitter signing a single document or even talking shop.  Plus, the source of the rumor hasn’t been cited.

Microsoft Lands Huge NYC Cloud Computing Deal
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The most populous city in America has decided to turn for Microsoft for a cloud computing solution.  New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer met in person to announce a partnership-in-the-making earlier today.

Microsoft Tablets To Launch Before Christmas
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Microsoft said today it would launch a tablet computer before the Christmas shopping season in an effort to take on Apple’s iPad.

Steve-Ballmer "You’ll see new slates with Windows on them. You’ll see them this Christmas," he told an audience of students, staff and journalists at the London School of Economics.