Surface Pro and Surface RT are not gunning to be the industry’s dominant tablets, according to Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) CEO Steve Ballmer. Those comments have drawn fire from some critics. But can’t anyone read between the lines anymore?
Judgment Day for Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) CEO Steve Ballmer will arrive when the Surface Tablet running Windows 8 Pro arrives. As Surface Pro goes in early 2013, so will Ballmer’s legacy. Indeed, The VAR Guy has a sneaky suspicion that Surface Pro will be the defining moment in Ballmer’s career. But will that moment be a highlight or a low light?
Less than six weeks from debuting the Surface tablet, Microsoft’s (NASDAQ: MSFT) first branded hardware device ever, chief executive Steve Ballmer still is eerily tight-lipped on the vendor’s pricing, marketing and distribution plans.
In an interview with the Seattle Times, Ballmer called 2012 “the most epic year” in Microsoft history — referring to the plethora of updates and services
Microsoft (MSFT) CEO Steve Ballmer will retire within one year, exiting the company after the Windows 8, Surface, tablet and smartphone missteps, according to published reports. Who will be Microsoft's next CEO? And why that leader must apologize to channel partners the day he or she starts the new job.
Microsoft (MSFT) overestimated how many Surface RT tablets it could sell and its sales numbers for the device aren’t close to what the vendor wants, according to reports about remarks chief executive Steve Ballmer and chief operating officer Kevin Turner made in an internal town hall meeting last week.
At the Churchill Club in Santa Clara, two tech titans sat down to have a conversation. LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman interviewed Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer at an event with “tech influencers and innovators,” and a bunch of of us press folk.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was not forced out of his role at the company, but its board did hasten his exit, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal, whose sources include Ballmer himself, as well as a number of his lieutenants.
Ballmer's exit was not a firing over the painful reported a $900 million charge related to the Surface tablet line that was recorded earlier this year. That's a