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Topic: Steve Ballmer

Microsoft considering Ericsson CEO to replace Steve Ballmer

01/16/2014, 10:01 am

In its ongoing effort to find a replacement for outgoing chief executive Steve Ballmer, Microsoft is now said to be considering Hans Vestberg, CEO of Swedish telecommunications company Ericsson.

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Steve Ballmer boasts profitability, reveals personal living room push in Microsoft exit interview

12/11/2013, 10:12 am

With Steve Ballmer's days left at Microsoft dwindling down, the outgoing CEO has participated in a new interview reflecting on his legacy, in which he boasts how profitable he made the company's business, and takes credit for the company's buzz-generating, but not particularly profitable, Xbox division.

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Poor Windows 8, Surface RT performance means pay cut for Ballmer

10/05/2013, 08:10 pm

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer saw his pay docked this year as a result of the disappointing performance of the company's Windows Division over the past year.

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In last company meeting, Ballmer calls Apple 'fashionable,' says Microsoft about 'doing more'

09/27/2013, 09:09 am

Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer may be on his way out soon, but he's not leaving without taking a few more swipes at Apple, Amazon, and Google.

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Set to depart Nokia, Stephen Elop eyed as top candidate for CEO of Microsoft

09/03/2013, 11:09 am

Some motivation behind Microsoft's purchase of Nokia's handset division may be to tap CEO Stephen Elop as the successor to outgoing Chief Executive Steve Ballmer, observers have speculated.

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Uncertainty at Microsoft sparks concern about retaining current employees

08/27/2013, 03:08 pm

With Chief Executive Steve Ballmer set to retire and Microsoft undergoing major structural changes, employees at the software giant are said to be spooked, sparking concern that retaining current workers could be a challenge.

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Battle of the billion dollar buybacks: Apple, Inc. vs Microsoft Corporation

08/16/2013, 03:08 am

Over the past fifteen years, both Apple and Microsoft have invested in Apple, while Microsoft has also invested in itself. Here's a look at how those investments worked out, with particular attention to stock buybacks, a panacea certain billionaire investors are prescribing for Apple.

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Steve Jobs's $1.1 billion AAPL windfall & Steve Ballmer's $11 billion MSFT blunder

08/14/2013, 04:08 pm

After taking over as Microsoft's chief executive in 2000, Steve Ballmer presided over the liquidation of Apple's stock his company had acquired three years earlier in its $150 million investment in Apple. In retrospect, that was a fantastically bad idea.

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer personally visits Hollywood to sell studios on Xbox One

06/04/2013, 03:06 pm

In an effort to sell television studios on his company's forthcoming Xbox One game console and media center, Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer personally paid a visit to Hollywood last week.

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Steve Ballmer hints Microsoft plans to build more hardware

11/15/2012, 08:11 am

Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer has signaled that his company will likely build more devices following the release of the Surface tablet, in an Apple-like manner of designing both the hardware and software.

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Gates' support of Ballmer led to Microsoft ouster of Sinofsky - report

11/13/2012, 11:11 am

Microsoft decided to oust Windows head Steve Sinofsky after former CEO Bill Gates reportedly expressed his support for current CEO Steve Ballmer.

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Microsoft's Steve Ballmer dismisses Apple as a 'low-volume player'

10/30/2012, 01:10 pm

As Microsoft revealed that the company sold 4 million upgrades to its new Windows 8 operating system in its first four days, CEO Steve Ballmer dismissed Apple as a "low-volume player" in markets like PCs and smartphones.

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Steve Ballmer says Microsoft plans to compete with Apple in every market

07/10/2012, 04:07 pm

Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer has said in a new interview that his company is "not going to leave any stone unturned" in competing against Apple.

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CES: Live report on the Steve Ballmer Keynote

01/09/2012, 09:01 pm

Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer launched this year's Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show tonight in what will become the company's last of a long, unbroken string of keynotes kicking off the show.

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Microsoft shuffles Windows Phone management to build momentum

12/13/2011, 02:12 am

Microsoft has rearranged its management team for Windows Phone, shifting division head Andy Lees to a "time-critical opportunity" to build momentum for its Windows Phone and Windows 8 operating systems, a move that some have viewed as a sign of failure.

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Microsoft Board criticizes CEO Steve Ballmer for weakened smartphones, Windows

10/04/2011, 02:10 am

After conducting an annual performance review of Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, the software giant's Board of Directors took him to task for poor sales of its Windows Phone 7 operating system, dampened Windows revenue and the "need for further progress" with new form factors, awarding him just half of his maximum yearly bonus.

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Microsoft CEO pans Apple's Mac sales, admits 'very small' Windows Phone sales

07/12/2011, 10:07 am

Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer this week boasted that sales of Windows PCs continue to vastly outperform the Mac, but also conceded that his company's mobile phone business has not done much to improve its market share.

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Prominent hedge fund manager calls for Microsoft's Ballmer to step down

05/26/2011, 01:05 am

Influential hedge fund manager David Einhorn called Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer "the biggest overhang" on the company's stock at an investment conference on Wednesday, saying he should step aside and "give someone else a chance."

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Microsoft retracts Ballmer's Windows 8 in 2012 comments

05/25/2011, 02:05 am

After Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer appeared to confirm earlier this week that the next generation of Windows will arrive next year, a spokesperson has clarified the comments as "a misstatement."

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Microsoft says next-gen Windows systems coming next year

05/23/2011, 09:05 pm

Speaking at a developer forum in Tokyo, Japan on Monday, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer confirmed plans for a 2012 launch of the "next generation of Windows systems," which will include Windows 8 slates and tablets.

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