Steve Ballmer

Steve Ballmer Explains Why He Laughed at the iPhone

When Apple launched the iPhone in 2007, Steve Ballmer, who was Microsoft's CEO at the time, was one of the biggest and loudest skeptics of the device. In an interview with Bloomberg, the former CEO said he wishes he realized how Apple’s pricing structure for the iPhone would work (through carrier subsidies). He said: “I...

Steve Ballmer: Apple and Microsoft are Just Amazing “Two-Trick Ponies”

Speaking to students at the Oxford Union, former Microsoft CEO deemed Apple (and Microsoft) amazing companies because they are “two-trick” ponies, according to Geekwire (via Re/code): After inventing the modern PC, Ballmer said Microsoft’s second trick was working with IBM and figuring out how to incorporate microprocessors into the way businesses work. He added that...

Satya Nadella to Replace Steve Ballmer as Microsoft CEO [VIDEO]

Microsoft has today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Satya Nadella, a 46-year-old who has been at the company for 22 years, to replace Steve Ballmer as company’s Chief Executive Officer. The announcement also notes that Bill Gates has stepped up to his new role as Technology Advisor, while John Thompson has assumed the role...

Ballmer Regrets Missing Mobile Phone Opportunity, Bids Farewell to Wall Street

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, who made an announcement last month that he would step down as Chief Executive within the next 12 months, told investors and analysts in an annual meeting yesterday that Microsoft had "a bright future despite missteps" under his 13-year tenure. According to Reuters, Ballmer acknowledged that under his leadership, the company was too focused...

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Will Retire Within The Next 12 Months

After 33 years at the company, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has said today that he will retire within the next 12 months. Until a successor is chosen, for which the company has already created a special committee that also includes Microsoft founder and Chairman Bill Gates, Ballmer will continue to act as CEO (via MarketWatch). The news apparently...