Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s new CEO

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Microsoft has announced a successor to Steve Ballmer, and it’s a product guy named Satya Nadella. His time at Microsoft, so far, can be summed up with his ability to force recursive updates to platforms like Azure, while also open-sourcing a huge amount of that work to enable community engagement and better use of those… Read more »

Microsoft buys Nokia

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In a year where Ballmer is going to step down, it makes sense that speculation will focus on Elop becoming the next Microsoft CEO. Ballmer played down that thought, saying that the board is considering all parties internal & external in private, which is “the right way to do business”. The interesting part about the… Read more »

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to retire within 12 months

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From Microsoft: Microsoft Corp. today announced that Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer has decided to retire as CEO within the next 12 months, upon the completion of a process to choose his successor. In the meantime, Ballmer will continue as CEO and will lead Microsoft through the next steps of its transformation to a devices… Read more »

Why Microsoft is falling behind

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Microsoft still has some old-fashioned hardcore talented developers who can code circles around brogrammers down in the valley. These people have a keen appreciation of the complexities of operating system development and an eye for good, clean design. The NT kernel is still much better than Linux in some ways — you guys be trippin’… Read more »

Ballmer dismisses dropbox as “small startup”

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Dropbox, the internet giant with 100 million users worldwide is a phenomenon. Not only are they cool, interesting and providing a great service, competitors like Box or even iCloud can’t quite seem to catch up. Ballmer decided that Hotmail and Office are true competitors while dismissing the notion of Dropbox. This is good news for… Read more »