Steve Ballmer

Latest Headlines

Latest Headlines

Spotlight: Steve Ballmer says Microsoft employees would leave for Amazon only to return

There and back again: Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said the situation at Amazon in the early 2000s was such that his employees would leave for new jobs at Jeff Bezos' company only to quickly return.

The old Microsoft is dead

Sometimes I wonder what parallel universe I've accidentally stumbled into. Microsoft executives aren't talking like the company's executives of old. They're using phrases like "open source" and words like "Linux." And they're saying good things about both.

Ten years on, Patch Tuesday still going strong

On the tenth anniversary of Patch Tuesday, Microsoft is providing a full plate of security updates, including four critical and four important bulletins.

Spotlight: Glass coffee table almost shattered Microsoft-Nokia megadeal

Microsoft's $7 billion acquisition of Nokia's mobile phone business was almost undone by a glass coffee table. That's right, a coffee table.

Exit Ballmer, stage right. Who cares?

On Friday, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced that he will retire within the next 12 months, once his successor has been chosen. Microsoft's stock rose seven percent on the news. Although...

Microsoft's mobile missteps contributed to Ballmer's resignation, say analysts

Steve Ballmer's decision to step down as CEO of Microsoft was likely motivated by a series of Microsoft missteps, including missteps in the mobile arena, judged a number of analysts.

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer retiring within next 12 months

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced he will retire within the next 12 months, once a successor is chosen.

Microsoft restructuring shifts emphasis to mobile, cloud

The major reorganization of Microsoft announced on Thursday is focused around mobile and cloud computing, areas where the PC software behemoth has lagged far behind competitors.

Bill Gates admits Microsoft's early mobile strategy was 'clearly a mistake'

Microsoft co-founder and chairman Bill Gates admitted the company failed to execute on its early mobile strategy, calling its initial efforts to dominate the smartphone market "clearly a mistake."

Microsoft inches toward Apple model

Microsoft is edging closer to emulating its epic rival Apple, according to CEO Steve Ballmer. The Redmond, Wash., software behemoth is moving further into the hardware and Internet-based services niches, Ballmer told shareholders in his annual letter to them, reports Bill Rigby at Reuters.