Microsoft’s $7 billion Nokia purchase may have been inevitable, but it doesn’t exactly solve all of its problems overnight.
Editor’s Pick In spite of Ballmer’s financial successes at Microsoft, haters are hating hard, both in the blogosphere and in the public markets. “Ballmer Peak” this week is a 10 percent stock jump.
Editor’s Pick Ballmer has been part of the key decisions about Xbox since the beginning. He opposed it but didn’t kill it, and then he reaped the rewards.
Ballmer wasn’t a perfect CEO. But that one moment — the hilarious, uncalculated moment of unbridled developer-worship — that makes me love the guy.
Wishful thinking isn’t enough to shake things up at Microsoft.
Editor’s Pick “Tim just doesn’t hit me as a guy who’s excited about the future.”
Steve Ballmer, the long-time chief executive of Microsoft, has decided to retire within “the next 12 months,” Microsoft said today.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer says his company isn’t selling as many Surface RT tablets as it would like.
In the old days, Lanning’s company made $7 on a $60 console game. Now he makes $7 on a $10 digital game. And he controls his destiny.
Microsoft’s fourth quarter earnings sure look ugly, with missed analyst expectations and the company taking a $900 million charge on its Surface RT tablet inventory.
Or does it? After all, Microsoft will try to appeal to gamers and non-gamers at the same time.
Microsoft put in place its largest company reorganization ever today. So what does the senior leadership have to say about it? Something about football, I guess.
Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer revealed a massive, company-wide restructuring. Meet the new person in charge of the Xbox division.
Microsoft’s leaders have greatly reorganized the company to boost innovation and to better unify products and services being developed by its business groups.
It took it a while, but Facebook has finally come to Windows 8.
Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Apple are not just engines of technological innovation in America … they’re also the path to Forbes’ World’s Billionaires list. But there is a little catch — you gotta be a man.
Steve Ballmer is confirming which has been pretty obvious to everyone else: The Suface won’t rule the world.
We asked the experts to predict how the new Office 365 will fare in an increasingly flooded market. Analysts agree that adoption will be slow at first, but it’s a win for consumers who can access high-quality products at lower price points.
Our best pattern recognition reveals the tech trends that will be copied over and over again until someone gets it right.
It wasn’t too long into Qualcomm’s CES keynote before Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer jumped on the stage, injecting a dose of much-needed energy.
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During his trip to Stanford University, Steve Ballmer visited the headquarters of StartX, the Stanford-affiliated accelerator to play around with product demoes.
Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer says that Windows 8′s Start Screen — with its dynamic “Live Tiles” — could be a useful heads-up displays for information-hungry managers.
Sinofsky feels the need to set the record straight, saying that he had not tried to take over other executives’ divisions
No hard feelings here: Steve Ballmer waxed enthusiastic about Steven Sinofsky’s contributions to Microsoft, most recently as the head of Windows 8.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer sketched his view of technology’s future in an onstage discussion with LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman tonight in a wide-ranging discussion that covered everything from Surface to Windows Phone to Xbox to cloud services.
With news that Windows head Steven Sinofsky is out at Microsoft, it was only a matter of minutes before CEO Steve Ballmer’s letter to employees about the situation leaked out.
I guess helping to make Windows 8 a reality wasn’t enough to keep this guy around.
Editor’s Pick Cartoonist Scott Adams raises two questions: Is no-one buying Microsoft’s Surface tablets? And is Microsoft on a long slide toward irrelevance?
Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer is daring to dream when it comes to beleaguered Windows Phone sales.
Consumers are flocking to Windows 8. Microsoft has sold more than 4 million Windows 8 upgrades in its first three days, chief executive Steve Ballmer announced this morning.
Never before has Microsoft so desperately needed to prove itself — perhaps because it’s never been in such a precarious position.
Most of the features Microsoft is rolling out with Windows Phone 8 are already well-known, but the company still managed to surprise us with a handful of cool new features at its unveiling today.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced today that the first smartphones running the new Windows Phone 8 OS will begin hitting retailers and online this weekend.
Surface is just the beginning of Microsoft’s hardware efforts, CEO Steve Ballmer confirmed today.
Microsoft reveals the details behind Xbox SmartGlass and its new Xbox 360 dashboard.
Is Apple being aggressive enough on iPad Mini pricing? Well … maybe.
The iPad Mini’s potential launch date is no accident.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said in a letter to investors that hardware is core to Microsoft’s future plans.
Editor’s Pick With Windows 8, Windows Phone will finally have the support it needs to differentiate itself from iOS and Android.