Steve Ballmer

  1. Nokia Stocks Rise, Microsoft Stocks Fall Following Acquisition News (Updated)

    September 03, 2013 2:59 PM EDT Updated 2:55PM -- Microsoft Corp. is buying Nokia Corp.'s line-up of smartphones and a portfolio of patents and services in an attempt to strengthen its fight with Apple Inc. and Google Inc. to capture a slice of the lucrative mobile comput ...

  2. Read Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's 'One Microsoft' Memo, Promises 'Deep Entertainment Experiences,' 'Serious Fun'

    July 11, 2013 12:29 PM EDT Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer today released a detailed memo ( click here ) under the headline "One Microsoft," in which the tech giant laid out plans for an organizational realignment and promised to provide "deep entertainment exp ...

  3. @CES 2011: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's Keynote Address Focuses on Kinect, Mobile Apps. Tablets Take Backseat

    January 06, 2011 12:00 AM EST Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer led off his CES keynote tonight with a little bit of gaming and a little bit of mobile, touting impressive momentum for two of the company's larger initiatives of the last year. On the gaming side, Ballmer proudly ...

  4. Microsoft Announce Tablet Plans

    July 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft Corp set out its ambitions to dominate the consumer electronics market on Thursday with Windows-powered tablet computers and smartphones designed to beat back advances by Apple Inc and Google Inc. New tablets will be available as soon as ...

  5. Microsoft CEO Unconcerned With Apple Market Cap

    May 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft Corp chief Executive Steve Ballmer was unperturbed a day after rival Apple Inc shot past his firm as the world's biggest tech company by market value and said his aim was to develop a good product line and earn more profits. Microso ...

  6. @CES: Ballmer's CES Keynote - Natal, Tablets, Not Much Else

    January 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST Microsoft CES Steve Ballmer took the keynote stage at CES last night - his second time since replacing Bill Gates as the face of the company - but ultimately offered very little in the way of new products or services. But a few tidbits emerged tha ...

  7. Microsoft Makes Gains With Bing

    June 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft Corp's Bing search engine won more market share from rivals last week, according to new industry data, but still trails Google Inc and Yahoo Inc. Challenging market leader Google -- which in turn is looking to break into Microsoft&# ...

  8. Zune Phone Announcement Coming?

    December 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST Is the much-rumored Zune phone finally to see the light of day? A report in Barrons' cites Trip Chowdhry of Global Equities Research predicting that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will unveil a device combining the Zune music player with the rec ...

  9. Microsoft Offers $44.6B For Yahoo

    February 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST Microsoft Corp. has pounced on slumping Internet icon Yahoo Inc. with an unsolicited takeover offer of $44.6 billion in its boldest bid yet to challenge Google Inc.'s dominance of the lucrative online search and advertising markets. The surpr ...

  10. Microsoft Exec Addresses Apple iPhone

    April 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Perhaps the only person not impressed with Apple's pending iPhone launch is Microsoft's Steve Ballmer. In an interview printed in USA Today , Ballmer shrugs off the impact of the iPhone, saying it's high price will limit its appeal ...

  11. Top Executives To Meet In London

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cross-sector initiative to fight global piracy. Chief executives from companies representing a broad range of industry sectors will gather in London tomorrow (Oct. 4) to devise a global strategy against counterfeiting and piracy. Attendees include ...

  12. Microsoft, Google Trade Salvos Over Top Exec

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer vowed to "kill" Internet search leader Google in an obscenity-laced tirade, and Google chased a prized Microsoft executive "like wolves," according to documents filed Sept. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Micr ...

  13. Microsoft Forms Media/Entertainment Tech Group

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft has formed a new unit, the Media/Entertainment & Technology Convergence Group, which will oversee the computer giant's strategies for home entertainment, media and personal-computing tec Microsoft has formed a new unit, the ...

  14. EC To Set Antitrust Sanctions Vs. Microsoft This Week

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Commission, the European Union's executive authority, this week will announce antitrust sanctions against Microsoft, as well as confirm fines totaling up to $300 million. BRUSSELS--The European Commission, the European Union' ...