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Intel has driven a dagger through Microsoft's mobile strategy

The Register - ‎9 hours ago‎
There have been tiffs before, but not like this - and it raises serious questions about Microsoft's mobile investments. Don't expect rebel shareholder and former CEO Steve Ballmer to intervene - he already thought the Universal Windows strategy was doomed.
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Apple Inc. (AAPL) Takes A Bruising As The Cloud Takes Over

ETF Daily News - ‎7 hours ago‎
When Steve Jobs showed the first iPhone back in 2007, he laid the foundation for one of the best businesses the world has ever seen.
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Microsoft acquires Solair, moving further into the Internet of Things

GeekWire - ‎6 hours ago‎
Microsoft cloud chief Scott Guthrie at the company's recent Build conference. Microsoft has acquired Solair, an Italian company whose technology is used by businesses to connect and monitor their equipment and devices - ranging from production lines ...
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Thiel: Seattle's priorities end Hansen's arena

Sportspress Northwest - ‎6 hours ago‎
The bailout by partner Steve Ballmer to buy another team from its racist owner?), only to die on the civic steps of the town where he was born and raised.
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The Los Angeles Clippers' Sad, Spectacular End - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Owned by Steve Ballmer, a fairly successful and highly combustible computer man, the Clips have beefed up their investment in advanced stats, recently hiring a new director of analytics, purchasing software to collect and analyze data and implementing ...
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Apple Inc. (AAPL) vs. Microsoft Corporation (MSFT): Which Is the Better Buy?

Nasdaq - ‎May 2, 2016‎
CEO Satya Nadella is doing a fine job of cleaning up the mess left behind by former CEO Steve Ballmer. While Ballmer chose to stick his head in the ground, ignore the mobile revolution and pretend that PCs were still a growth industry, Nadella is ...
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Microsoft not done reinventing itself, Nadella tells local leaders

The Seattle Times - ‎22 hours ago‎
Under Nadella, who succeeded Steve Ballmer in Microsoft's top job in February 2014, Microsoft is trying to find its second act, putting its software on devices outside its Windows comfort zone, building bridges to rivals, and trying to transition its ...
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Warriors, owner dodge Curry catastrophe

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
Just look at what happened to Lacob's rival to the south, Steve Ballmer. The Microsoft CEO paid $2 billion to join the NBA owners' club, only to see his Clippers implode in the first round of the playoffs this year when point guard Chris Paul and power ...

Miguel de Icaza on his journey from open source to Microsoft: 'It's a different company'

The Register - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
NET is now something Microsoft has adopted? “Most of the attacks on Mono really didn't come from Microsoft, they came from the open source community.
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A case study of how the ultra-wealthy spend millions to get what they want in school reform

Washington Post - ‎May 2, 2016‎
... additional money came from just six donors: Gates ($2.075 million), Vulcan, Inc. ($1.5 million), Alice Walton ($1.1 million), Mike and Jackie Bezos ($600,000), Hanauer ($600,000), and Connie Ballmer (wife of former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, $500 ...
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Microsoft should stop making phones

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
The $US9.5 billion ($A12.31bn) deal was Steve Ballmer's 137th attempt to make Microsoft relevant in consumer computing beyond PCs.
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Seattle Mariners pick wireless pioneer John Stanton as new CEO; Nintendo sells majority stake

GeekWire - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
... serving as a member of the Microsoft board of directors, in addition to joining Costco's board. It's worth noting that Stanton is also a former minority owner of the Sonics, Seattle's former NBA team, and teamed up with ex-Microsoft CEO Steve ...

Letters: Everyone has a cure for the curse of the Clippers

Los Angeles Times - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
It's hard to feel bad for a billionaire, but my heart goes out to Steve Ballmer. And I don't think there's any kind of curse.

WPP Outlines Steps to Find Successor for Founder Sorrell

Bloomberg - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Mewawalla said WPP's goal should be a successful succession like the one undertaken at Microsoft Corp., where Satya Nadella took over from Steve Ballmer in 2014. “Nadella is in charge and everyone knows that and he's gotten no overhang from Ballmer ...
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Why the Windows 10 Start screen is slowly growing on me

ZDNet - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
In fact, it wasn't clear how to find the desktop, or even get to the Start screen from the desktop. It was like you were supposed to hold your hands to your forehead and somehow channel instructions from spirit of Steve Ballmer to get anything to work.
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Clippers' playoff epitaph is written in blood, but they showed plenty of heart in loss to Portland

Los Angeles Times - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
Team owner Steve Ballmer was among those who spoke in the locker room afterward amid a hush pierced only by sobs. The realization that more than half the team could be turned over this summer in free agency was beginning to take hold.

Three Man Weave: Win or Go Home

TSN - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
... being eliminated by the surprising Portland Trail Blazers, holding the second highest payroll in the Association with a multitude of free agents to be, including Jeff Green and reigning 6th Man of the Year Jamal Crawford, can only lead to owner ...

People don't get it on CEO pay

The Adam Smith Institute (blog) - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Firstly, it has a hard time accounting for cases when shock CEO deaths or departures raise the stock price. When poor Steve Ballmer announced his resignation as Microsoft chief the company instantly got around 7.5%—or billions of dollars—more valuable.
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The craziest things that Microsoft has done in the last two years

Business Insider - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
Speaking of Ballmer, Microsoft spent much of the nineties and early 2000s aggressively competing with Linux - a free, open source operating system that anybody could download and tweak to their own needs.
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Stunning skier Lindsey Vonn proves she's over ex-boyfriends Tiger Woods and Lewis Hamilton

The Sun - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
LINDSEY VONN proved she is over ex-boyfriends Tiger Woods and Lewis Hamilton by watching the LA Clippers with new man Alexander Ludwig.