Steve Ballmer archive

  • Ballmer: Xbox isn't a gaming console
    Gaming

    Ballmer: Xbox isn't a gaming console

    By 17 January 2011

    You can always rely on Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to drop a few brilliant soundbites when he opens his mouth, and his latest revelation is a corker. Because you know that Xbox 360 that you've got sitting under your TV? You know, the device that you'll...

  • Kinect coming to PC
    Gaming

    Kinect coming to PC

    By 7 January 2011

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has confirmed in an interview with the BBC that Kinect is going to be PC-compatible. When asked if we'd eventually be able to plug the Kinect into a PC he replied: "We'll support that in a formal way, in the right time." Before...

  • Facebook streaming for Microsoft CES 2011 keynote
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    Facebook streaming for Microsoft CES 2011 keynote

    By 5 January 2011

    Fancy watching a bald man get excited on stage in Nevada? Well, tough luck because Elton John's Red Piano show isn't on at the moment. But there is another follically-challenged gent who'll be appearing on stage in Vegas this week - Microsoft's CEO Steve...

  • Microsoft to show off a slew of tablets at CES
    Tablets

    Microsoft to show off a slew of tablets at CES

    By 14 December 2010

    Who knew that the collective noun for a group of tablets was a "slew"? Not us, but that's the word that The New York Times has gone with when it describes just how many slate devices Microsoft will be showing off at CES in January. The report quotes a...

  • Ballmer: Windows tablets "job one urgency"
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    Ballmer: Windows tablets "job one urgency"

    By 30 July 2010

    Steve Ballmer has re-iterated what he stated during his keynote at Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference - that Windows based tablets are a priority for his company and that we should be seeing some devices in the market before the year is up. "They'll...

  • Windows 7 tablets incoming
    Tablets

    Windows 7 tablets incoming

    By 12 July 2010

    We've seen a few demoed, in particular those by Asus and MSI at Computex, and there is of course the Archos 9, but we're still waiting for the mass release of Windows 7 tablets. But that wait could soon be over with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer declaring...

  • Rumour smashed: Steve Ballmer not speaking at Apple WWDC
    Phones

    Rumour smashed: Steve Ballmer not speaking at Apple WWDC

    By 27 May 2010

    You know how we reported earlier about a rumour that Microsoft's Ballmer was to speak at Apple WWDC. Well turns out it was all made up by the analyst Trip Chowdhry at Global Equities Research, presumably to trick us and everyone else who fell for it...

  • Microsoft's Ballmer to speak at Apple WWDC?
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    Microsoft's Ballmer to speak at Apple WWDC?

    By 27 May 2010

    You may have just seen the story regarding Apple overtaking Microsoft as the world's biggest tech company. Well, maybe Apple is feeling sorry for its nemesis, as rumours persist that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is going to be given a 7-minute slot during...

  • Ballmer lauds iPhone App Store
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    Ballmer lauds iPhone App Store

    By 10 March 2010

    Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer has issued a rare pat on the back to arch-rivals Apple, complimenting it for the job it's done on the App Store. The CEO said: "Apple's done a very nice job that allows people to monetize and commercialize their intellectual...

  • Steve Ballmer heading to Mobile World Congress
    Phones

    Steve Ballmer heading to Mobile World Congress

    By 10 February 2010

    Microsoft has confirmed that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, will be giving Microsoft's keynote speech at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona suggesting big things will be on the cards for the Redmond based company. The rumour mill has been driven by comments...

  • Microsoft keynote teases with HP Slate
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    Microsoft keynote teases with HP Slate

    By 7 January 2010

    Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer used his keynote speech at CES to debut three tablet, or Slate PCs, as he calls it, made by HP, Archos, and Pegatron.  The unveiling came after a range of tech publications played panto as to what Ballmer was going to announce. ...

  • Ballmer says Windows 7 is "simply the best"
    Phones

    Ballmer says Windows 7 is "simply the best"

    By 20 November 2009

    At a recent shareholders meeting Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer told attendees that "Windows 7 is simply the best PC operating system that we or anyone else has ever built". As part of his opening speech Ballmer stated that the new OS was off to a "fantastic...

  • Blu-ray not coming to Xbox 360... yet
    Gaming

    Blu-ray not coming to Xbox 360... yet

    By 23 October 2009

    Kids, Steve Ballmer is lying to you. Yesterday we brought you the news, straight out of the man's mouth, that the Xbox 360 would be getting Blu-ray accessories. Today, Microsoft's PR team has swung into action to try and say they don't exist without explicitly...

  • Blu-ray coming to Xbox 360
    Gaming

    Blu-ray coming to Xbox 360

    By 22 October 2009

    Steve Ballmer has told Gizmodo in an interview that soon you'll be able to watch Blu-ray movies on your Xbox 360. Microsoft's CEO made the admission when asked whether Blu-ray was coming to the console, and gave the surprising answer: "Well I don't know...

  • Microsoft Project Natal not just for the boardroom
    Gaming

    Microsoft Project Natal not just for the boardroom

    By 5 October 2009

    Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's CEO has echoed comments by Bill Gates earlier in the year saying that Project Natal could make it in to the boardroom. In an interview with the BBC's business editor, Robert Peston, Ballmer told how "customers" are already asking...

  • Ballmer expresses Windows Mobile frustration
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    Ballmer expresses Windows Mobile frustration

    By 25 September 2009

    Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's CEO, has admitted that Microsoft "screwed up", according to attendees. He made the comments at Microsoft's Venture Capital Summit in Mountain View, California. Ballmer expressed regret that Windows Mobile 7 hadn't yet launched,...

  • VIDEO: Microsoft and Yahoo announce search deal
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    VIDEO: Microsoft and Yahoo announce search deal

    By 29 July 2009

    Microsoft and Yahoo have finally announced an agreement that will see the two giants team up against Google on web and search. "In simple terms" the companies say Microsoft will now power Yahoo search via Bing, while Yahoo will become the exclusive worldwide...

  • Microsoft's Ballmer and Bill Gates on Chrome
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    Microsoft's Ballmer and Bill Gates on Chrome

    By 15 July 2009

    Microsoft's previous and current bosses have chimed in with their comments on Google's recently announced Chrome operating system. Former Microsoft boss Bill Gates effectively told Cnet that it was just another Linux variant, nothing new, and that lack...

  • MediaGuardian 100 top ten dominated by tech
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    MediaGuardian 100 top ten dominated by tech

    By 13 July 2009

    The MediaGuardian has announced its "100" for 2009, with the top ten dominated by personalities from the world of tech. The list is described as the annual guide to the most powerful people in television, radio, newspaper, magazines, digital media, media...

  • Microsoft gets confused, denies new console
    Gaming

    Microsoft gets confused, denies new console

    By 19 June 2009

    Despite Steve Ballmer being quoted by numerous sources as saying that "a new Xbox 360 will hit the store shelves in 2010", Microsoft's Director of Product Management for Xbox 360 and Xbox Live, Aaron Greenberg, has come out saying "there will be no console"....

  • Xbox 360 Project Natal coming in 2010
    Gaming

    Xbox 360 Project Natal coming in 2010

    By 19 June 2009

    "Project Natal", Microsoft's answer to the Nintendo Wii's popular motion controlled gaming, will be with us in 2010, it's been revealed. No timescale had previously been put on the system, currently at prototype stage, until now, with the confirmation...

  • Ballmer to head Microsoft's MWC press conference
    Phones

    Ballmer to head Microsoft's MWC press conference

    By 20 January 2009

    Microsoft has confirmed its presence at this year's Mobile World Congress event with the news that Steve Ballmer, the CEO of Microsoft, will be taking the stage for a press conference. Mobile World Congress takes place in February in Barcelona - this...

  • Five best technology quotes from 2008
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    Five best technology quotes from 2008

    By 31 December 2008

    2008 has seen some bon mots - and some not so bon mots - pour forth from the mouths of execs in the tech industry. Here is our top five of what we think are the most memorable quotes of the year, but five is a short list, so feel free to add any that...

  • Microsoft plays down Yahoo deal rumours
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    Microsoft plays down Yahoo deal rumours

    By 10 November 2008

    After its ad deal with Google fell through, Yahoo's CEO Jerry Yang admitted that a deal with Microsoft may be the best thing for the company. But Microsoft doesn't seem all that keen, perhaps bruised after so many months of wrangling and rejections. Microsoft's...

  • Microsoft admits lack of internet search biz could hit profits
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    Microsoft admits lack of internet search biz could hit profits

    By 2 October 2008

    In March, Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's big boss, stood, bold as brass, before journos, and threw down the gauntlet at Google's feet. He declared at the MIX08 conference in Las Vegas - that his company will catch up with Google in online advertising and...