Tag Archives | Steve Ballmer

Kinect Coming To Windows February 1st – Preorder Now!

It seems like a long time ago that I was reporting on a hacker winning a prize fund after he created a driver that allowed him to use Microsofts Kinect…

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Ballmer Touts 4 Windows 8 Features

Steve Ballmer was showing off more Windows 8 features last Friday at the Dell World conference. He focused on features of Windows 8 such as the new lock screen, the metro UI and Windows Server 8

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500,000 Downloads Of Windows 8 In 12 Hours

Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer made a surprise appearance yesterday as Microsoft’s Build conference continued. Personally I was wondering where he was and expected him to show up at some stage, after all I would have thought it’s a pretty big deal announcing a new Windows OS to the world, so surely the man in charge should be present.

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Why Apple Should Fear Steve Ballmer

Steve Ballmer has been at the head of Microsoft for over 10 years. During that time, Microsoft has grown a lot and added three new operating systems. Still it pales…

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Steve Ballmer To Deliver CES 2012 Keynote

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is set to deliver the keynote for CES 2012 once again more than likely it will be full of Windows 8 news.

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Microsoft Announces Coming WP7 Features at WMC

Steve Ballmer announces some upcoming features pointing toward the direction of Windows Phone.

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Ballmer Considering a Shakeup at Microsoft

Let’s face it there is only one Steve Jobs. Even Bill Gates, as smart as he is, was never as creative as Jobs; richer, sure; more domineering, yes. But, more…

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Should Ballmer Go?

Now in his eleventh year, is it time for him to go? Most Wall Street analysts would say no, resoundingly. He keeps the company profitable. Every quarterly statement is in the black. However, if you were to compare him to Steve Jobs, you can see that he doesn’t measure up. And that is the source of the problem.

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The PC is Still Microsoft’s Best Asset, says Ballmer

Microsoft’s numbers in its recent earnings call were outstanding – $16.20 billion in revenue means that the first quarter of fiscal 2011 is up 25 percent over last year. These…

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Steve Ballmer, Windows 8 Will Be Riskiest Product

Steve Ballmer said that Windows 8, or to be more precise, the next release of Windows, would be Microsoft’s riskiest upcoming product when interviewed at the Gartner Symposium. No additional…

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Windows Phone 7 Keynote Video Available

Both Steve Ballmer and Joe Belifore took the stage to discuss and display the next generation of Mobile software and hardware

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Kin Failure Cuts Ballmer’s Bonus

That Microsoft’s Kin phone, which was launched in May and discontinued in July, was an embarrassment to the company is not newsworthy – it’s water under the bridge. What is…

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Microsoft on Slate Computing

Form factors are undoubtedly important, but a slate is more than that. There are the apps, longer battery life, an instant on/off feature, plus a kind of app store that consumers will rave about, with not just the usual business apps, but also consumer-focused apps and games. There must be an aura that goes beyond the device.

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Ballmer To Partners – Microsoft Committed to Tablet PC

Maybe what Ballmer is trying to say is that Microsoft is tired of listening to critics who are calling Microsoft a legacy company. Good tools…but no vision. So when they killed the Courier or the Kin it was because the technologies were legacy when they were released, and so enough already.

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150 Million Windows 7 Licenses Sold – 7 Copies A Second

We all know how successful Windows 7 has proven to be since it was released last October and in those 8 months since it’s release, Microsoft have managed to sell an impressive…

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Gates Vs Ballmer

The story of technology over the last 50 years, but especially over the last 20, is that tech changes very fast, (a cliche, I know). But it is also a truism that the companies that can adjust to the change will succeed. By the way, have any of you reading this bought an IBM PC lately?

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Ballmer on Vista: We Aimed Too High

Looking back on the Longhorn days, it seemed that so many things were tried; different UI changes were being tossed around. Things like WinFS never even made into Vista’s final code.…

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Microsoft At a Crossroads … The Beginning of The End?

Ballmer is a good manager, but a visionary, no he is not. His stockholders are probably very happy with him, in the same way that the stock holders at GM or Ford were happy for decades. But innovation is the one element that must be maintained, or you are selling typewriters over and over again.

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