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Ballmer iPhone Quote Explained

Steve Ballmer finally explains why he thought the iPhone would be a flop

November 4th, 2016

Microsoft’s former CEO Steve Ballmer had a glorious reaction to the announcement of the iPhone, a product that completely changed the mobile landscape. The interview where he lashes out against that expensive iPhone comes up time and again, proving that Microsoft failed to realize the potential of the mobile business. Since then, Microsoft tried to …

Tim Cook Vs Steve Ballmer

Is Tim Cook Apple’s version of Steve Ballmer? Not even close

October 28th, 2016

Earlier this week, I came across a widely circulated article from Steve Blank articulating why Tim Cook is effectively Apple’s own version of Steve Ballmer, which is to say that Cook is a non-visionary who is adept at increasing sales but not much else. On a superficial level, the comparison is an easy one to …

Steve Ballmer Trampoline Dunk Video

Steve Ballmer dunks off a trampoline, becomes the happiest man alive

March 1st, 2016

Former Microsoft CEO and current Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is clearly very happy to have his own professional sports franchise. The combustible tech industry icon often amuses Clippers fans by going completely nuts during games while showing the enthusiasm of the world’s happiest manchild. At a Clippers game this week, Ballmer performed a dunk off a …

Steve Ballmer Microsoft Windows Phone

Oh, the irony: Steve Ballmer rips Microsoft’s smartphone strategy

December 3rd, 2015

Steve Ballmer hasn’t been the CEO of Microsoft for a while now but he can’t seem to keep his mouth shut about how the company is being run. Bloomberg reports that Ballmer got feisty with Microsoft’s current leadership team during an annual shareholder meeting this week by criticizing the company’s smartphone strategy, among other things.

Steve Ballmer Apple

Steve Ballmer: Microsoft investing in Apple ‘might have been the craziest thing we ever did’

October 25th, 2015

Recently, former Microsoft CEO and current Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer appeared on Bloomberg TV where the former executive briefly touched on Microsoft’s monumental 1997 investment in Apple. At the time, Microsoft’s deal with Apple not only helped rescue the company from the brink of bankruptcy, it gave Apple a much-needed lifeline, affording the company room …

Worst Steve Ballmer Predictions Amazon

Ballmer’s record of being wrong about the future remains unblemished

July 14th, 2015

Even though he hasn’t been the CEO of Microsoft for a while now, that hasn’t stopped Steve Ballmer from making incorrect predictions about the future of the tech industry. Bloomberg reminds us that Ballmer just last fall told PBS’s Charlie Rose that online retail giant Amazon wasn’t even a real business because it didn’t consistently turn a profit.

Steve Ballmer Clippers Tax Break

Ballmer has 1 billion more reasons to love owning the Clippers

October 27th, 2014

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has really taken to owning the Los Angeles Clippers, as he has repeatedly vowed to make the team “hard core, baby!” Now The Financial Times reports that Ballmer has a lot more reasons to love owning the Clippers than we ever imagined — a billion more reasons, to be accurate.

Steve Ballmer Blue Screen Of Death Text

It turns out Steve Ballmer was directly responsible for developing Windows’ most hated feature

September 4th, 2014

When former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer officially bought the Los Angeles Clippers, many Twitter comedians used the opportunity to rebrand the team the “L.A. Clippies,” in honor of the much-loathed cartoon paperclip Office assistant that famously drove users crazy during Ballmer’s reign. However, it turns out that Ballmer was involved in developing something far more annoying …