Posts Categorized: Microsoft
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 »
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 »
(via broadsheet, via @hhockx)
Iteration is completely reasonable – if you’re the leader – otherwise you need to step up the game and get a home run on the first try. Owen Williams nails it.
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 »
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 »
Microsoft just made the best Apple advert that Apple will never make.
It’s been a long standing opinion of many (including myself) that Microsoft is a huge monolithic company that has the capability to do seriously stunning things in the world. But they keep tripping up, and the crux of their issues lies at the man at the top, Steve Ballmer – who replaced Bill Gates as… Read more »