Microsoft turns 30 today, and what a joyous occasion it is. Windows is once again a force to be reckoned with, and all it took was Windows 10 not being a complete dumpster fire of a UI. As the operating system has changed, so has Microsoft’s approach to sales—from one strain of crazy to another.
Bloomberg Businessweek's new cover is the best Ballmer Photoshop of all time.
Microsoft announced today that Steve Ballmer would be retiring within the next 12 months, after decades of service to the company—including the last several as CEO. Ballmer did a lot to and for Microsoft, but the man's greatest legacy might just be this Photoshop contest we originally ran back in 2009.
Steve Ballmer rules and now he rules even more because he's supposedly about to buy the Sacramento Kings and move them back to Seattle. We'll now open the floor to team name ideas.
Microsoft had one of the biggest product announcements in the company's history last night: Surface, the pair of tablets that will take on the iPad and the MacBook Air simultaneously. But since only a handful of tech journalists were invited—and since we're guessing you don't have an hour to watch the full…
Ballmer knows the fastest way to get people talking about Microsoft is if he slags off the competition, which is exactly what he did yesterday. Boasting, he compared 350m sold PCs in the last year with their rival selling just 20m.
Two years on from taking over Old Billy Gates' role, and Steve Ballmer's not doing too badly. WP7 has got people excited, and Windows 7 is actually being used. Yet, he got half the usual bonus last year.
According to an intern tipster, when Ballmer was asked, at an "Intern Talk" earlier today, if Microsoft interns would also be receiving free Windows Phone 7 phones, he replied, "Recruiting doesn't have the budget, but I do. So, Yes!..."
You've seen Steve dance before. Today, if you are using Windows, sending emails from your Hotmail account, or even editing Excel spreadsheets, I insist you do a little monkeyboy dance in your seat. For Ballmer—the ever-entertaining CEO.
Ritual Steve Ballmer humiliation isn't just for blogs anymore! Nope, now even Microsoft's corporate class—in this case Microsoft Developer Division VP Scott Guthrie—is in on the joke. Way in.
While he was talking about cloud computing yesterday, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer made a casual remark about the future of the Xbox. Apparently there might be new form factors, options, and price points coming: