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Saturday, 12 October 2013 12:52

New Microsoft's CEO by the end of the year

According to the announcement, Steve Ballmer will withdraw from  the leading position at Microsoft by August next year, but according to new infomation it could be much earlier.

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Sunday, 06 October 2013 12:13

Ballmer will “only” get a 79% bonus

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Current Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will see weaker sales of Windows 8 and RT surface on his own salary. By the board's decision, for the fiscal year 2013 he earned smaller bonus than he did in previous years.

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According to Newton there is a reaction for every action. Now this law was intended to be applied to the world of physical objects and how they interact with each other. However it would seem that it also applies to how we interact with each other on more than just a physical level. One new example of this is that stock holders are looking to remove Bill Gates from Microsoft as Chairman of the Board. Gates was a strong supporter of Steve Ballmer during his tenure. He supported the move to a products and services company and many other moves that Ballmer took.

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Friday, 27 September 2013 22:25

Ballmer's emotional goodbye

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Steve Ballmer held his last great gathering of Microsoft's employees and in a very moving way said his goodbyes. More than 13,000 workers gathered at the traditional annual meeting to attend Ballmer's farewell. In the same way that he held his presentations so far, emotionally and with high pace, he held the last one which server as the official goodbye from co-workers.

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Friday, 20 September 2013 21:39

Ballmer Blames Vista for Windows Phone's Failure

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So you all remember Windows Vista right? It seems that Microsoft and Steve Ballmer also remember that failed OS (despite current appearances with Windows 8). In fact Steve Ballmer is using Windows Vista as an excuse for their late entry and poor performance in the mobile market. This would seem an odd thing to do as Vista was not a well thought out OS and it was one that failed for Microsoft almost as bad as Windows 8 is right now. The key problem with Vista was that Ballmer and crew tried to make the entertainment industry happy with protections against unauthorized use of movies or copying of the same.

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Microsoft’s investors are signaling that they are ready for change and they want someone who can facilitate that change to be the next CEO. You can see this desire in the suggestions that they have put forward to the Board; Ford CEO Alan Mulally while another potential replacement is Computer Sciences Corporation CEO Mike Lawrie. At least this is the going rumor after Yahoo published an article citing an unnamed source (aren’t they always?).

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Ballmer buuys nokia

It was bound to happen (and we predicted it last year), but Microsoft has gone ahead and bought Nokia’s devices and services division. The move, while not unexpected, is an interesting one for Microsoft. Although Microsoft does manufacture some of their own devices they have mostly stayed out of production until now. With the move to buy up Nokia’s production facilities including the Lumia line. This puts Microsoft in the driver’s seat for the largest manufacturer of Windows Phone devices. Will Microsoft be able to get around their apparent curse when it comes to making (and marketing) mobile devices with this move?

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Saturday, 24 August 2013 04:32

Time for Ballmer to step down from the throne

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With the words, "There is never a perfect time for this type of transition, but now is the right time“ Microsoft executive Steve Ballmer has announced his departure from the head position of the company where he arrived 13 years ago when Bill Gates announced that he has decided to retire and pursue other life goals.

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According to some financial media, the recent decline in shares of Microsoft for 11 percent, made Steve Ballmer a very unhappy person who is obviously not able to curb the situation that one of the largest technology giants is in today.

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Microsoft’s recent reorganization has been in the news for a couple of days and while everyone seems to be using the same euphoric language we have to wonder if this change is really for the good (and if it might come back to haunt Steve Ballmer). Traditionally Microsoft has existed in multiple (and separate) business units. According to insiders at Microsoft this has led to inefficiency and reproduced efforts when developing software and services. Now Ballmer wants to bring those units back together into a much more cohesive unit. The intention is to build a better, more nimble and efficient Microsoft.

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