Personal relationships are always tricky, but they're even trickier when they revolve around running a business worth billions of dollars. Just ask Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates!
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NBA franchise owner Steve Ballmer goes through life behaving like hugely endearing caricature of himself. It makes him a splendid subject for Photoshops. And, my word, Bloomberg Businessweek nailed it with this cover. This is Steve Ballmer.
Briefly: Our pal Jason Howie asked Cortana, Microsoft's answer to disembodied smartphone voice assistants like Siri and Google Now, what she thinks of recently-departed Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Turns out Cortana's not afraid to poke a little fun at Microsoft's sweaty, revved-up champion of developers.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is an able champion for his brand, but even he couldn't muster up much enthusiasm over sales of his Surface RT tablet in a recent interview with a French newspaper. Unless something was seriously lost in translation, sales of Microsoft's slate have been "modest" so far -- but just you wait until its big brother gets here.
Steve Ballmer just wrote a letter to Microsoft shareholders about the future of Microsoft and to update them on how much money they're printing with Office and the Enterprise market. The letter is mostly a bore fest, but Ballmer points Microsoft's future towards devices. Microsoft believes in making actual stuff.
We're well into tablet season with the release of the new Kindles and the almost-certain release of the iPad Mini next month. Microsoft's Surface is in the game too, although we know very little about it. In an interview with the Seattle Times, CEO Steve Ballmer was kind enough to mention the "sweet spot" for Surface pricing. Unfortunately, it's $US500-wide.
Steve Ballmer, CEO of a little company called Microsoft, isn't one to mince words. He's loud, he's excitable and he's got a lot to say. Today, he's declaring war on Apple, talking about where we might be able to buy the Microsoft Surface tablet when it comes out and if we'll ever see a Surface smartphone.
Microsoft had one of the biggest product announcements in the company's history last night: the pair of Surface tablets that will take on the iPad and the MacBook Air simultaneously. But since only a handful of tech journalists were invited -- and since we're guessing you don't have an hour to watch the full thing -- we've chopped a video of the whole thing down to just the good bits.
"Steve Ballmer has an 80-inch Windows 8 tablet in his office. He's got rid of his phone, he's got rid of his note paper. It's touch-enabled and it's hung on his wall."
The man at Microsoft's helm, Steve Ballmer, is an optimistic guy. So optimistic, in fact, that he plans for a significant proportion of the world's population to be using Windows 8 by the end of 2013.
Microsoft's in the middle of an attempted renaissance, and leading the way is ol' sweatstains himself, Steve Ballmer. Ashlee Vance at Businessweek has a nice, sprawling feature that's as much about the tongue-wagging chrome dome as it is about the company he leads.