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Topic: Steve Ballmer

Steve Ballmer praises Apple for creation of iPhone App Store

03/08/2010, 03:03 pm

Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer recently had positive words about Apple's success with the iPhone and its App Store, adding fuel to rumors of a potential alignment between Apple and Microsoft to bring Bing search to the iPhone.


Offbeat: Steve Ballmer signs MacBook Pro - running Windows, of course

01/22/2010, 11:01 am

While on a visit to Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tenn., this week, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer put his John Hancock on a MacBook Pro, and the event was captured on video.


Steve Ballmer: Safari a 'rounding error,' Mac losing market share

09/30/2009, 09:09 am

Microsoft executive Steve Ballmer went on the offensive against Apple in a recent interview, stating that Windows has gained market share on OS X, and that the browser Safari is a "rounding error."


Ballmer teases iPhone-toting employee; iTunes LP comic book

09/11/2009, 11:09 am

A Microsoft employee who snapped a photo of Steve Ballmer at a company meeting was given a ribbing by the company executive; and the first iTunes LP e-book is for sale in the form of a comic with multimedia extras.


Steve Ballmer calls Apple's Mac growth a "rounding error"

07/31/2009, 09:07 am

Speaking to a group of market analysts this week, Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer repeatedly mentioned Apple, including a suggestion that a growing rate of Mac adoption is statistically insignificant.


Steve Ballmer laughs off Google's Chrome OS threat

07/14/2009, 10:07 pm

Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer ridiculed Google's browser-based PC operating system which is slated for shipment next year, using a tone remarkably similar to that used to blow off the potential of the iPhone two years ago.


Ballmer changes tune on iPhone, says no Zune phone

01/12/2009, 12:01 pm

Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer, who once laughed off the iPhone, has now conceded to Apple's edge in the market while hinting at a very different future for his company's Zune players.


Microsoft intros Windows 7 beta, Songsmith app at CES

01/08/2009, 07:01 pm

In Las Vegas to lead his first CES keynote yesterday, Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer announced a free Windows 7 public beta, available for download tomorrow, and a new piece of song composition software akin to Apple's GarageBand.


Microsoft plans to embrace Apple's App Store format

11/10/2008, 10:11 am

Microsoft is less interested in adopting WebKit for a future version of Internet Explorer than in its plans to replicate another Apple-driven technology: the direct-to-customer software distribution model pioneered by the App Store.


Microsoft considers adopting WebKit for Internet Explorer

11/06/2008, 09:11 pm

Addressing a developer conference in Sydney Australia, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said the idea of using WebKit as the rendering engine within its web browser was "interesting" and added "we may look at that."


Ballmer changes tune while dancing around Apple's success

09/26/2008, 05:09 pm

Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer, who's watched his company's PC business come under immense pressure from Apple, used a forum this week to discount the Mac maker's potential for future share gains and designate its mobile phone business as a doomed initiative that will "lose out" in the long run.


Ballmer: you can buy Vista and downgrade to XP for free

06/04/2008, 08:06 pm

While Apple is encouraging its install base to upgrade to the latest version of the Mac OS X operating system, a new sales pitch by its Redmond-based rival to the north recommends that customers unhappy with Vista take a step in the opposite direction 'for free.'


New 10.5.3 seed; custom Intel iMac chips, MacBook Air SSDs

04/28/2008, 06:04 pm

Apple on Monday asked its developer community to begin testing yet another build of its 10.5.3 Leopard update, which packs a slew of new fixes. Meanwhile, Intel has once again tweaked some of its processors at the Mac maker's request. And STEC will reportedly supply flash drives for the next MacBook Air revision.


Microsoft makes $44.6B bid for Yahoo

02/01/2008, 08:02 am

In its latest bid to challenge Google's dominance in the online search and advertising markets, Microsoft on Friday issued a hostile takeover offer for Internet staple Yahoo valued at $44.6 billion.


Briefly: Apple Expo, Apple TV at Costco, Ballmer on iPhone

04/30/2007, 02:04 pm

The dates are set and pre-registration has opened for the annual Paris-based Apple Expo and conference. Meanwhile, Apple TVs have turned up at Target as well as at another popular discount chain. And Microsoft headman Steve Ballmer is running his mouth again -- this time over iPhone.


Zune incompatible with Windows Vista

11/14/2006, 08:11 pm

Apparently, Microsoft has been so focused on getting Zune out the door in time for the mad holiday rush that it hasn't gotten around to supporting the player under its next-generation operating system.


Ballmer claims Microsoft won't lose money on Zune

10/11/2006, 05:10 pm

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer says his company will not lose money on the sale of its Zune digital media players this holiday shopping season, but admits it won't make much money either.


Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates to step down

06/15/2006, 06:06 pm

Microsoft Corp. on Thursday announced a two-year transition process that will ultimately end with the departure of chairman Bill Gates, who founded the company along with Paul Allen back in 1975.