Ballmer

  • Ballmer explains why he invested in Twitter

    Ballmer explains why he invested in Twitter

    Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer took the stage at Code Conference on Tuesday and talked about why he owns a large position in Twitter. At one point Ballmer owned 4 percent of the company, but he declined to say how much he still owns, just referring to it as a “large percentage.” Read More

  • WTF
    Ballmer To Purge His Sportsball Team Of Those Evil Apple Things

    Ballmer To Purge His Sportsball Team Of Those Evil Apple Things

    Steve Ballmer, former CEO of Microsoft, and new owner of some sort of sports team, is still pretty serious about hardware. In an interview with Reuters, Ballmer indicated that his team, the one he paid $2 billion for, won’t use Apple tech. Nope. It’s Microsoft all the way down. Read More

  • A Look Back In Ballmer

    Yesterday, former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer exited the company’s board. It marked the end of an era for the software company, and showed, simply, how much the technology industry has changed since Ballmer first took the reins at Microsoft more than a decade ago. For a look back, I’ve compiled a number of important events and dates from Ballmer’s time at Microsoft, up… Read More

  • Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Said To Buy LA Clippers For $2B

    Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Said To Buy LA Clippers For $2B

    Steve Ballmer, best known for his long tenure as the CEO of Microsoft, is reportedly set to purchase the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team for $2 billion, according to the LA Times. Previously, he had been tipped to bid $1.8 billion for the team. The Clippers are in flux at the moment after their owner, Donald Sterling, was recorded saying a number of racist comments. The NBA fined him. Read More

  • Microsoft’s Satya Nadella On Outgoing CEO Ballmer’s Legacy, Management Style, And Vision

    Microsoft’s Satya Nadella On Outgoing CEO Ballmer’s Legacy, Management Style, And Vision

    ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley today published an interview with Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, one of its key executives and a candidate to be its next CEO. The discussion as written focuses on the legacy and style of the company’s outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer, with whom Nadella has worked closely. Given the CEO buzz about Nadella, his views, and criticisms of Ballmer matter. If you are at… Read More

  • Interview Confirms Ballmer Wasn’t Fired, But His Exit Was Accelerated

    Interview Confirms Ballmer Wasn’t Fired, But His Exit Was Accelerated

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was not forced out of his role at the company, but its board did hasten his exit, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal, whose sources include Ballmer himself, as well as a number of his lieutenants. Ballmer’s exit was not a firing over the painful reported a $900 million charge related to the Surface tablet line that was recorded earlier this… Read More

  • Ballmer’s Biggest Regret Is Missing Out On “The New Device Called The Phone”

    Ballmer’s Biggest Regret Is Missing Out On “The New Device Called The Phone”

    Wrapping its analyst meetup, Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer revealed his largest regret regarding product choices: Missing out on phones, which he claims has harmed Windows itself. If Gates was late to the Internet, Ballmer was late to phones. It’s oddly nice to hear him admit it out loud. That Vista was what cost Microsoft early aggression into phones is almost ironic. Read More

  • Microsoft’s Next CEO Will Not Spin Off Xbox, Unless They Abdicate The Company’s Larger Strategic Direction

    Microsoft’s Next CEO Will Not Spin Off Xbox, Unless They Abdicate The Company’s Larger Strategic Direction

    A story published by Bloomberg floats the idea that Microsoft might spin off its Xbox business, which it calls “more likely [following current CEO Steve Ballmer’s] exit.” The publication values Xbox at around $17 billion, a figure based on a comparative revenue multiple with Nintendo. This is precisely the sort of bilge that cavorts and pretends to be serious analysis. Read More

  • Microsoft Surrenders Ballmer Bump, Shares Up Just 2.4% Since The News Of His Exit

    Microsoft Surrenders Ballmer Bump, Shares Up Just 2.4% Since The News Of His Exit

    Microsoft announced the eventual exit of its CEO a week ago today, and its stock jumped to more past the $35 mark before settling at $34.75. At one point, Microsoft was worth $18 billion more than it was before Steve Ballmer announced his decision to step down. Since that moment, Microsoft has drifted lower. At current trading levels, Microsoft is up a mere 2.4% from its pre-Ballmer levels. Read More

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