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Topic: Steve Ballmer

Mark Cuban: Here Are My 6 Pieces of Advice for Clippers Owner Steve Ballmer

Lessons from a guy who's been there

Microsoft's former CEO Steve Ballmer bought the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion this summer after the NBA ousted his predecessor, Donald Sterling, for life. Ballmer has taken on a…

Despite Promises to Advertisers, Microsoft Disbands Xbox TV Studio

But Halo project is still in the works

Microsoft's digital TV strategy is toast, with its Los Angeles studio closing during this massive round of layoffs. Microsoft confirmed today that Xbox Entertainment Studios is shutting down, potentially undermining…

Microsoft Announces Largest Ever Round of Layoffs

Company plans to cut up to 18,000 jobs by next year

Microsoft plans to cut up to 18,000 jobs by the middle of next year, as part of "a restructuring plan to simplify its organization and align the recently acquired Nokia…

Microsoft Invests $15M in Foursquare

Companies grow close with licensing deal, too

Microsoft’s new CEO comes with a fresh deal with Foursquare, boosting the young mobile app company and creating stronger ties between the companies. The two had been growing close, and there…

Apple Takes Shots at Microsoft With iPad Air, Software

Execs say what they really think of rivals

Apple lobbed a barrage of Air to surface missiles in Microsoft’s direction today. Apple executives—led by CEO Tim Cook—at today’s keynote event to unveil the iPad Air took every opportunity to…

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to Step Down in 12 Months

Leaves following major reorg as software giant braces for rapidly shifting PC market

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer plans to step down within the next year after his successor is named, the company announced on Friday. “There is never a perfect time for this type…

Microsoft Advertising Should Survive Reorg, for Now

Insiders bracing for changes

Will Microsoft Advertising survive the company’s impending reorganization? Probably. But insiders are bracing for staffing reductions and reshuffling, with many wondering whether this shake-up will lead to CEO Steve Ballmer…

Crashing Steve Ballmer, Paper-Thin Tablets, Clear TVs: It's CES

A report from Day One of the tech extravaganza

My first official experience of CES was technology not working properly. The cab driver tried to unlock the door six times before he finally let me into his sedan to…

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