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Microsoft Surface Sales are Taking Off

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CEO Steve Ballmer told French daily Le Parisien that sales of the company's first tablet "are starting modestly." Ballmer also said that the supply shortages were a "good sign." He added that Microsoft will "fix this problem quickly" as the company increases capacity, which is part of its overall strategy.


Windows 8: Make-or-break moment for Microsoft CEO

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer can't afford to be wrong about Windows 8. On Thursday in New York, Microsoft unveiled a dramatic overhaul of its ubiquitous Windows operating system. It will go on sale Friday, fused into more than 1,000 PCs and other devices. If it flops, the failure will reinforce perceptions that Microsoft is falling behind competitors such as Apple, Google and Amazon as its stranglehold on personal computers becomes less relevant in an era of smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices.


CES: A Look At The Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone

One of the bigger, if expected, events at today’s CES Press Day was the announcement (three times) that AT&T will offer the Microsoft Windows-based Nokia Lumia 900 smart phone. AT&T announced the news Monday morning at a meeting for developers – with a hand from Nokia CEO Stephen Elop and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer; Nokia then discussed it at their own event; and then Ballmer discussed the launch again at his keynote Monday night.

Senh: I'm not sure if the Windows Phone will ever catch up to Android or the iPhone. It might be too little too late.


Microsoft CEO bonus cut for Kin flop, lack of iPad rival

A new Microsoft SEC filing published late Thursday revealed that the company punished its CEO Steve Ballmer for his inability to turn around the company's struggling mobile efforts so far. The proxy statement notes that his total compensation of $1.35 million, including a $670,000 base salary and a matching bonus, was lower than in 2008 due to the "unsuccessful launch of the Kin" and "a loss of market share" for Windows Mobile. The Compensation Committee singled out the absence of a real Windows tablet rival through a need to "take advantage of new form factors."


CES 2010 gets its mojo back

CES 2010 gets its mojo back

The 2010 Consumer Electronics Show features alot less gloom than last year. At last year's Consumer Electronics Show, even Microsoft essentially admitted to a droopy feeling, as chief executive Steve Ballmer acknowledged a sense of "reduced expectations" in his industry.


Microsoft generates little buzz in CES opener

Microsoft generates little buzz in CES opener

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s enthusiastic keynote address at the Consumer Electronics Show was hampered Wednesday night by a power failure and a lineup of announcements that did little to generate buzz for the company.


Microsoft boss sees weak growth

Software giant Microsoft's boss Steve Ballmer says he believes that the world will be in a period of slow growth for "years".


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