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Steve-o, No! Mudslide Almost Engulfs Steve Ballmer's Vacation Home

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(Photo: Giant Bomb) Sad news out of the Pacific Northwest today: Geekwire reports that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer almost had his beautiful vacation home destroyed by a rampant mudslide. Why do bad things always happen to good people? The house, situated on Whidbey Island off the coast of Washington, narrowly...
Steve-o, No! Mudslide Almost Engulfs Steve Ballmer's Vacation Home
Microsoft’s Ballmer: Yammer’s ‘viral adoption model’ is key to $1.2B deal
Failed HP Slate 500 behind Microsoft's Surface tablet ambitions

Apple's iPhone Business Alone Is Now Bigger Than Microsoft

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Tech writer MG Siegler just noted a remarkable fact: Apple's iPhone business alone is now bigger than Microsoft. Think about that. The iPhone did not exist five years ago. And now it's bigger than Microsoft.  Not Windows. Not Office. Microsoft. The iPhone also appears to be considerably more profitable...
Apple's iPhone Business Alone Is Now Bigger Than Microsoft

Microsoft CEO Ballmer touts Windows 8 momentum

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer kicked off the company's annual Build developer conference emphasizing the momentum of the company's new Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 operating systems. "In just the last three days, we have sold 4 million Windows 8 upgrades," Ballmer said Tuesday at the conference in Redmond,...
Microsoft CEO Ballmer touts Windows 8 momentum

Microsoft Badly Wants to Rock Your Face off With its New Times Square Store

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The store in all her glory. (Photo: Joe Zaga on Instagram) Does employee training at Microsoft now just consist of watching CEO Steve Ballmer flipping his shit on loop? After attending the opening of the company’s new store in Times Square, we can’t help but wonder. The store itself–the first...
Microsoft Badly Wants to Rock Your Face off With its New Times Square Store

Microsoft Earnings Come in on Target

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Microsoft has a lot riding on the success of its new Windows 8 operating system and Surface tablet, so the company’s financials for the second-quarter — the first period to reflect the October launch of those products — are the first real indicator of how its so-called “re-imagining of Windows...
Microsoft Earnings Come in on Target
Microsoft sees Windows 8 as ‘rebirth’

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Here's the news: Apparently Microsoft kept its PC partners in the dark about the Surface tablet until just three days before the big media event on Monday. Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer took a potshot at Google in a leaked memo about the tablet's launch. "We made search more...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

How Google, Yahoo and Microsoft Think About Real-Time Search

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Perhaps inspired by the speed of the medium, the integration of real-time tweets and other updates into major search engines has happened more quickly than I might have expected. It’s pretty amazing that raw Twitter posts already show up by default right on Google search results pages (they’re a little...
How Google, Yahoo and Microsoft Think About Real-Time Search

Microsoft Admits Surface Tablet May Anger Manufacturers, Endangering Windows 8

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CEO Steve Ballmer and Steven Sinofsky, president of Microsoft's Windows division, have so far refused to say that, and have even discounted it in public....
Microsoft Admits Surface Tablet May Anger Manufacturers, Endangering Windows 8

Filing: Microsoft's Sinofsky technically an employee through end of the year

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Steven Sinofsky in Anaheim in September. (Microsoft photo) Just in case you were worried: It looks like Steven Sinofsky will still get his employee discount on Microsoft products for the holidays.  A Microsoft filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission gives the official word on the Windows president’s departure, saying...
Filing: Microsoft's Sinofsky technically an employee through end of the year

Steve Ballmer's Pitch For Windows 8: 'Touch! Touch! Touch!' (MSFT)

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Asked what business customers like about Microsoft's new Windows 8 operating system, CEO Steve Ballmer had a simple answer: "Touch! Touch! Touch!" Even with Windows 8's touchscreen-friendly user interface, though, he conceded that business customers are "going to be slow adopters," he said in an interview with LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman...
Steve Ballmer's Pitch For Windows 8: 'Touch! Touch! Touch!' (MSFT)
Microsoft writes off most of its 2007 $6.3B ad business bet

Microsoft Invents New Kinect Feature Called the "Seekbar"

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At this year's CES, Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer revealed that Kinect was coming to the PC – and on February one they introduced Kinect for Windows. Even though we're not quite sure what Kinect for Windows will offer PC users, a new Microsoft patent application reveals that Kinect will in...
Microsoft Invents New Kinect Feature Called the "Seekbar"

Microsoft Clarifies Ballmer's Claims of Massive Windows 8 Adoption

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Reports earlier this week that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer predicted unprecedented sales of Windows 8 were wrong on multiple counts....
Microsoft Clarifies Ballmer's Claims of Massive Windows 8 Adoption

Microsoft's Andy Lees Loses President Title, Picks Up New Duties

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Andy Lees, who headed the Windows Phone team until being replaced late last year, has been given a new job as corporate vice president in charge of corporate strategy and development. In the new role he will oversee the corporate development team headed by Marc Brown and the corporate strategy...
Microsoft's Andy Lees Loses President Title, Picks Up New Duties
Microsoft's new Apple-inspired strategy means more devices, better integration

Apple co-founder Wozniak gives Microsoft props for design

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Has Steve Wozniak gone Team Microsoft? As the Huffington Post reports, the Apple co-founder said at an Entel technology press conference in Chile that he is impressed by the design of Microsoft’s new products. He said it’s as if “Steve Jobs came back reincarnated at Microsoft.” Yes, that’s really what he said....
Apple co-founder Wozniak gives Microsoft props for design

Steve Ballmer's island home on outer edge of massive mudslide

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Photo via our news partner KING5. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer nearly lost his Whidbey Island vacation home yesterday due to a scary mudslide that forced evacuations and damaged one house. About 90 minutes north of Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond, a massive 500-yard landside hit at 4:15 a.m. Wednesday morning, bumping...
Steve Ballmer's island home on outer edge of massive mudslide

This Man Is Building Microsoft's Next Multi-Billion-Dollar Business -- From Android Devices (MSFT)

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Patents have become such a big business for Microsoft that the company has outsourced its U.S. patent filing work to India, John Weresh, general manager of Microsoft's Patent Operations, told Business Insider. For good reason. Microsoft could be on track to turn patents into a multi-billion business perhaps as soon...
This Man Is Building Microsoft's Next Multi-Billion-Dollar Business -- From Android Devices (MSFT)
What To Do With Microsoft? Chop Up The Borg -- Now

Microsoft's jazzed up Office to run on tablets, cloud

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The newest version of Office will make better use of the cloud and social networks, and CEO Steve Ballmer says an uncompromised version will run on tablets. [Read more]...
Microsoft's jazzed up Office to run on tablets, cloud

It's Been A Year Since Microsoft Bought Yammer And Ballmer's Grand Vision Has Yet To Materialize (MSFT)

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Microsoft insists that things are going well for Yammer since Microsoft bought it for $1.2 billion a year ago this week.  The user base has grown by 55% to 8 million and sales of paid networks are up by 200%, it says, though Microsoft won't reveal the actual sales figure....
It's Been A Year Since Microsoft Bought Yammer And Ballmer's Grand Vision Has Yet To Materialize (MSFT)
Coming to its senses, Microsoft will expand Surface rollout to more stores

Ballmer: 4 million Windows 8 Upgrades sold, new apps

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Microsoft has sold over four million upgrades for Windows 8 in the first few days after its launch. Speaking at the Build developers event on the Microsoft campus, CEO Steve Ballmer confirmed the number in his keynote speech, alongside announcements for more Windows 8 apps, such as PayPal, Dropbox, and...
Ballmer: 4 million Windows 8 Upgrades sold, new apps

No, half a billion people won't be using Windows 8 next year

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's words were misconstrued earlier this week when a report claimed he said there would be 500 million Windows 8 users next year. [Read more]...
No, half a billion people won't be using Windows 8 next year

Zuckerberg's net worth sinks; Gates remains richest American

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Oftentimes the leader of a newly public company experiences a substantial increase in net worth, but Facebook’s shrinking share price has had the opposite effect for Mark Zuckerberg. The Facebook CEO’s net worth came in at $9.4 billion in the latest calculation by those list-keepers at Forbes, down from an...
Zuckerberg's net worth sinks; Gates remains richest American
Big Tech: Microsoft Strengthens Patent Arsenal With Purchase of Perceptive Pixel
Beneath Microsoft’s Surface is a Company in Transition
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