All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Steve Ballmer’

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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Windows Phone 8 Smartphones Launch Starting this Weekend

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 be personal for each of us,” said Ballmer. To that end, he showed off a variety of Windows Phone 8 …

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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 position as the lead independent director until the November meeting, at which time he will be replaced. “Reed has been …

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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 8S and the Windows Phone 8X. The devices will be available in the U.S. through AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile. Ballmer, …

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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 highly touted Surface tablets will cost: from $300 to $700 or $800. Ballmer justified the price by saying that the …

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Don’t Leave Microsoft For Google Or Else Steve Ballmer Will Throw A Chair

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 it’s a hatred most foul. This month’s issue of Vanity Fair has a wonderful-sounding story called “How Microsoft Lost Its …

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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 the company’s fifteen years of CES keynotes in two minutes. The best part? It’s a music video made from autotuned …

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