Latest Steve Ballmer Stories

Microsoft CEO Heads To Hollywood
2013-06-05 10:20:33

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Steve Ballmer is no Steve Jobs. He made this much clear during a developers conference several years back when he broke into a clap chant of “developers, developers, developers” as he sweated profusely. Yet the Microsoft CEO is reported to be taking a page from the Jobs playbook by visiting with entertainment executives personally to sell them on his newest product, the Xbox One. According to Deadline Hollywood,...

Microsoft Windows RT Surface Has Little Presence At CES
2013-01-11 19:47:09

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online How does one explain just how large the 2013 International CES is? It covers the entire expanse of the Las Vegas Convention Center´s 3.2 million square feet. It also spills out into the parking lot, offering exhibitors, media, food trucks, and a few other booths a place to set up. There´s also an entire wing in the Las Vegas Hotel (what was once the Las Vegas Hilton) AS WELL as a few levels worth of meeting rooms...

Microsoft Announces Windows Leadership Changes
2012-11-13 10:13:47

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In the wake of a new operating system, a launch of a new smartphone OS and new hardware, and their very first tablet, Microsoft has been able to make even more waves by firing Steve Sinofsky. In a move which many have already compared to Apple´s firing of Scott Forstall, Steve Ballmer sent a memo yesterday to employees explaining the former Windows president would be replaced by Julie Larson-Green, a demo expert and user...

Microsofts Ballmer Hints At New Hardware
2012-10-25 12:07:51

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Microsoft´s Surface tablet will finally be released tomorrow, just days after Apple announced 2 new iPads and days before Google is expected to announce a revision to their Nexus 7 tablet. It would appear as if interest in this new Microsoft tablet is strong, as pre-orders for the tablet sold out after 5 days of availability. So, in the days leading up to the Surface´s debut in the marketplace, Microsoft´s CEO...

Advertisers Upset With Microsoft
2012-10-03 18:34:14

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online When Microsoft announced this summer that the version of Internet Explorer which will be packaged with Windows 8 will enable a Do Not Track feature by default, they ruffled a few feathers; Namely, the feathers of advertisers. These ad distributors use tracking software in order to target specific users. If, for instance, a user is searching for new apartments in Manhattan, these advertisers could serve up ads for cable Internet...

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