Microsoft's Former Software Guru Wants to Reinvent Phone Calls

Ray Ozzie, former Chief Software Architect at Microsoft, has decided that voice communication — in other words, the venerable phone call — is broken, and he's going to fix it. With an app. » 9/23/14 3:00am 9/23/14 3:00am

Fake Steve Perfectly Summarizes Microsoft Chief Software Architect's…

Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie may have been a man standing alone at Microsoft, daring them to be ready for a post-PC world. But his goodbye memo is an epic screed. Fake Steve handily summarizes it: "We suck. I quit. Goodbye." » 10/25/10 2:06pm 10/25/10 2:06pm

Microsoft's Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie Is Going Bye Bye

Microsoft's Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie was Bill Gates' hand-picked successor to the role, and now he's leaving. What's curious is that Steve Ballmer doesn't plan on refilling the role. The email Steve sent out to employees: » 10/18/10 4:47pm 10/18/10 4:47pm

Steve Ballmer Language Analysis: He's A "People" Person Too

Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer and Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie spoke at the All Things D D8 conference. In the spirit of fair comparison, we did some thinking about their language, just as we did for Steve Jobs before. » 6/04/10 12:40am 6/04/10 12:40am

Microsoft's Ray Ozzie: "Apps Don’t Make Your Phone Special"

Microsoft's chief software architect Ray Ozzie was discussing smartphones at Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference earlier. Apparently, we just don't get what is and what isn't important in the smartphone battle, because according to him, apps don't really matter. » 11/17/09 7:42pm 11/17/09 7:42pm

SeaDragon Mobile: Microsoft's First Ever iPhone App

Yesterday evening, Microsoft quietly added the photo displaying app SeaDragon Mobile, its first-ever iPhone application, to the App Store. Could Microsoft Office for iPhone be far behind? Probably not, but this is a start. » 12/14/08 2:00pm 12/14/08 2:00pm