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Steve Ballmer calls Microsoft revenue numbers ‘bulls***’

Ex-CEO of Microsoft Steve Ballmer and still the company’s biggest share-holder, has called the numbers Microsoft revealed as part of its recent annual shareholder meeting, “bulls***.” Although Microsoft released its run rate – extrapolating results from a single point throughout the year – Ballmer wants to see real revenue numbers, …

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Microsoft sold 4 million Windows 8 upgrades, says Ballmer

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Current CEO of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer, has announced that over four million Windows 8 upgrades have been sold already. His follow up statement said that the interest in the new operating system had been “stunning.” This announcement was made at Microsoft’s Build Developer’s conference at the company’s main campus in …

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Microsoft give employees Windows 8 tablets, handsets and PC’s

Microsoft don’t want their staff using competitor products. Steve Ballmer, their colourful CEO recently held their annual employee meeting and announced a series of freebies that Microsoft employees will be getting. 90,000 Microsoft employees worldwide will be getting a new Surface RT tablet, a new work PC with Windows 8 …

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Steve Ballmer receives $682,500 bonus

Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer isn’t best known for his shy and retiring personality, however he has had to settle with a modest $682,500 salary bonus this year. This matches his annual salary, and while a lot of money for everyone else, is only half the amount it could have been …

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Steve Ballmer to remain at Microsoft until 2017

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has never been a ‘run of the mill’ leader. When he took over the reins at Microsoft, many people thought he wouldn’t make an ideal figurehead. Debates across the industry always center on the fact that there are people more skilled within the company to take …

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Microsoft quarterly earnings rise 31 percent to $5.2 billion

Microsoft announced a very healthy quarterly earning report which show a 31 percent increase to $5.2 billion. This fiscal third quarter report has exceeded analyst estimates. While the figure is very positive for Microsoft, there is a rather negative aspect to the report, this is the second straight quarter that …

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Microsoft give employees pay rise to stop head hunting

Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO sent out an internal email to 90,000 employees to let them know that they will be receiving a pay increase. This is to help make sure that employees feel valued, especially as other technology companies are head hunting for talent. The pay increase was announced yesterday …

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Steve Ballmer rated worst CEO by own staff

The latest results from Glassdoor might not surprise many of our readers, but Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO has been voted the worst CEO by employees of his own company. The employees were evaluated for a full year before the final scoring was released. Google employees rate Eric Schmidt highly as …

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Steve Ballmer selling $2 billion in Microsoft stock

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer plans to sell $2 billion in stock to ‘diversify his holdings’ and to help with tax planning before the end of the year. Either that or he just spotted a tropical island, fancy new cruiseliner and beach mansion for those cold winter months. Ballmer has held …

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Microsoft proud of Windows Phone 7 UI – more productive

Microsoft are proud to announce that the Windows Phone 7 smartphones can help users get more done in fewer steps than their rivals. Microsoft say that their Windows Phone 7 products deliver greater efficiency, requiring up to 20% less steps to perform common tasks. What is this based on you …

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Windows 7 sales hit 240,000,000 – breaks records

Microsoft have announced that over 240 million copies of Windows 7 have been sold since releasing the operating system over a year ago. This is now officially the fastest selling OS in their history. Vista was never warmly received, although at KitGuru we think some of the uneducated press damaged …

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