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Steve Ballmer To Step Down As Microsoft CEO

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Jonathan Lester
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CEO, Microsoft, Steve Ballmer

Steve Ballmer To Step Down As Microsoft CEO

"Microsoft Has All Its Best Days Ahead"

Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer will retire from his position within the year, having spent more than three decades at the company. The search for a replacement begins.

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Game Buzz | Episode 16 - Dismembering THQ

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
American McGee, Game Buzz, Microsoft, Podcast, Project X Zone, PWNCAST, Sony, Steve Ballmer, THQ

Game Buzz | Episode 16 - Dismembering THQ

This we discuss the enormous auction for THQ's assets and the sale of their top franchises; we get very excited over Project X-Zone and the Nintendo/Atlus mashup; we look a little at the recent marketing-related controversies and pick apart American McGee's recent comments; and we touch upon Microsoft and Sony's recent financial reports.

Game Buzz | Episode 16 - Dismembering THQ. Recorded 25th January, 2012.

Parental Advisory: We've tried to keep it as conversational and informal as possible, and you should be warned that there may be some instances of strong language.

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Former Microsoft Exec Slams Steve Ballmer As The Wrong Man For The Job

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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News
Tags:
Microsoft, Smack talk, Steve Ballmer

Former Microsoft Exec Slams Steve Ballmer As The Wrong Man For The Job
Former Microsoft executive Joachim Kempin has brutally laid into CEO Steve Ballmer, accusing him of stifling younger potential rivals who could have benefited the business and being too out of touch with the audience.

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Ballmer: MS "Will Leave No Stone Unturned" In The Battle With Apple

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
apple, Fighting talk, Microsoft, Microsoft Surface, MS Surface, Steve Ballmer

Ballmer: MS "Will Leave No Stone Unturned" In The Battle With Apple

Microsoft's Steve Ballmer has pledged that his company will "leave no stone unturned" when it comes to the technology battle with Apple, adamantly stating that Microsoft will look to engage in all mediums, across all platforms, to ensure strong competition.

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Microsoft To Launch Xbox Music By Year's End

Author:
Felix Kemp
Category:
News
Tags:
Microsoft, Steve Ballmer, Xbox 360
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Xbox 360

Compared to the PS3, the Xbox 360 is decidedly lacking in multi-media features. You've got Sky, sure; Netflix in North America, too; and the Zune Pass, which allows you to load and listen to music. It's not exactly streamlined, however, and a lot of it is premium; ergo, at a cost. However, it appears Microsoft is set to bolster the 360's musical options, with Xbox Music set for release at the end of the year.

[UPDATE: Microsoft has suggested that this information is "inaccurate," and that Ballmer was just referring to the existing Zune music functionality. We'll keep you posted.  - Ed]

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Microsoft CEO Ballmer Faces First Public Challenge

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Game news, Microsoft, Steve Ballmer

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Microsoft head honcho Steve Ballmer has received his first public call to stand down as CEO. Hedge fund manager David Einhorn accused Ballmer of being 'stuck in the past'. As the original Reuters report noted, there have been disapproving rumblings concerning Ballmer for some time, but this is the most public, most pointed criticism thus far.

'His continued presence is the biggest overhang on Microsoft's stock,' maintained Einhorn.

Apple surpassed Microsoft to become the biggest tech company in the USA last year and, only two weeks ago, Microsoft was overtaken again, this time in market shares by IBM for the first time in 15 years.