Watch Microsoft's Surface Unveiling in 90 Seconds

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 thing—we've … » 6/19/12 10:20am 6/19/12 10:20am

Microsoft Talks Up Windows Sales, and "Very Small" Windows Phone 7 Sales

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. » 7/12/11 4:10am 7/12/11 4:10am

Ballmer Promises over 500 New WP7 Features in Mango Update

Windows Phone 7 is not what we hoped it would be—yet. But the more we hear about its first major update, the better. And according to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Mango's going to be all kinds of juicy. » 5/23/11 11:58am 5/23/11 11:58am

Seth Meyers Shows Us All the Ways Technology Makes Life Awkward

Click to viewIn this video, shown before Ballmer took the stage at last night's keynote, SNL head writer and Weekend Update host Seth Meyers introduced him with this little video about all the ways technology has, uh, improved our lives. [CNET] » 1/07/10 5:06pm 1/07/10 5:06pm

PC Makers May Have Too Much Stock, Deals On the Way?

Sounds like PC makers might have missed Ballmer's call for tempered Windows 7 expectations. There's a chance that they're sitting on a glut of inventory now, is there any hope that excess stock will translate to even better holiday deals? » 10/17/09 12:30pm 10/17/09 12:30pm