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Ballmer: Saving Apple in 1997 was ‘craziest thing’ Microsoft ever did

Microsoft infamously invested $ 150 million in archenemy Apple in 1997 as the company was facing bankruptcy right after the return of Steve Jobs, and according to former CEO Steve Ballmer, it was the craziest thing the Windows-maker ever did. Ballmer spends more of his time on the basketball court now than working on the next […]

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Steve Ballmer will force Los Angeles Clippers to throw out their iPads

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. No surprise, then, that our favorite sweaty iOS hater is banning iPhones and iPads on the court. According to a new report from Reuters, Ballmer plans…Read more ›

Steve Ballmer will force Los Angeles Clippers to throw out their iPads

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. No surprise, then, that our favorite sweaty iOS hater is banning iPhones and iPads on the court. According to a new report from Reuters, Ballmer plans…Read more ›

Steve Jobs’ widow competes with Steve Ballmer for L.A. Clippers

Steve Jobs and Steve Ballmer were competitors during their time as CEOs of Apple and Microsoft respectively, and now it seems that the Jobs vs. Ballmer competition continues in an altogether different arena. The competition in question concerns a quest…Read more ›

Steve Ballmer Confirms Office Will Come To iPad When It’s Ready For The Touchscreen

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has confirmed that Microsoft Office will come to the iPad just as soon as it’s ready for devices with a touchscreen. Speaking at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Florida today, Ballmer said, “iPad will be picked up when there’s a touch first user interface.” That user interface is “in progress” Ballmer added, […]

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Microsoft Confirms CEO Steve Ballmer Will Retire ‘Within 12 Months’

BallmerMicrosoft has today announced that chief executive officer Steve Ballmer will retire “within the next 12 months.” Ballmer will continue to carry out his role while the company seeks a successor, aiding its transformation into a devices and services company — but he will depart once the process is complete. “There is never a perfect […]

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Steve Ballmer Admits Microsoft’s iPad-Killer Is A Flop

The man, the myth, the sweaty legend: Steve BallmerIt’s been no secret that Microsoft’s would-be iPad-killer has been a complete disappointment, but now its ever-optimistic CEO, Steve Ballmer, is admitting to employees that the Surface is a flop. Ballmer held a ‘rally the troops’ event on Microsoft campus yesterday where they go over the company’s quarterly earnings and boost morale, but according to […]

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Talks About Office for iPad And Dropbox

Steve Ballmer is absolutely mad, and we love him that way.

Steve Ballmer is absolutely mad, and we love him that way.

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is the anti-Steve-Jobs: a sweaty, tongue-lashing ogre of a corporate figurehead who exudes a sort of Ben-Grimm-like lovability through his orange, scaled outer shell. He often says foolish things, and that’s okay, because we love him anyway.

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As Tim Cook Prepares To Unveil iPhone 5, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Greeted By Yawns Amid Painful Annual Meeting

Have the salad days of Microsoft passed? Insiders say CEO Steve Ballmer was greeted with yawns at a recent annual meeting replete with reportedly painfully flat demos and lifeless speakers. Ballmer, who once derided the Apple iPhone market share as a rounding error, is now on the defensive, adopting the mantra Windows Cannot Lose.   At a recent annual meeting held in Seattle, droves of people left while Ballmer spoke, according  [Read More…]