Posts Tagged ‘Balmer’

July 22nd, 2015 - 8:57 am § in The Ave Scene

Balmer’s Blunder Costs Microsoft $7.6 Billion!

Job cuts, write-off tag Microsoft’s Nokia purchase as $7.6B mistake So … howsit that Balmer ends up a wealthy man after making a $7,600,000,000 mistake?[...]

July 21st, 2014 - 3:47 am § in The Ave Scene

The Microsoft Layoffs

In 1995 Bill Gates wrote, “The Internet is a tidal wave. It changes the rules.”  That memo was all too correct. The consequences of Steve Balmer’s failure to rise to the challenge are now in the hopefully agile hands of  CEO Satya Nadella.   Nadella was expected to lay off five or six t[...]

July 18th, 2014 - 10:40 pm § in Misc.

What hath Balmer Wrought?

As part of a streamlining effort following its buyout of cell-phone maker Nokia, Microsoft announced on Thursday that it was closing the Nokia plant in Komarom, northwest Hungary, local wire service MTI reported.[...]

June 24th, 2014 - 12:20 pm § in Hypocrisy

Balmer not moving, plans to grow old and die in Seattle

The local recipients community is relieved, Balmer says he is staying in Seattle. This seems a bit odd, given that he is buying a  a professional basketball franchise in LA.  Even for an uber wealthy guy, one wonders how often he wants to take the family Lear on a 3 hour trip to watch his team? [...]

November 18th, 2013 - 4:27 am § in Misc.

Sould the UW Privatize and Leave Washington? Ask Mr. Balmer

Tim Egan’s has a very critical comment on Boeing’s decision to have other sates build on a lace tom build the 777x.  His comment was inevitable once Boeing moved its home offices to Chicago.  Boeing is now a global entity with no more loyalty to Washington State than it does to buil[...]

November 6th, 2013 - 3:48 am § in Misc.

The Media Pretends They Do Not Know That Alan Mulally is the Next CEO for Microsoft

CNET: Microsoft chops CEO shortlist to a handful of candidates Ford’s Alan Mulally, Nokia’s Stephen Elop, and a couple of internal candidates reportedly make the cut to become the tech giant’s next CEO. They really ought to read THE-Ave.US.[...]

October 29th, 2013 - 4:19 am § in The Ave Scene

BALMER BLUES: Chromecast: Another Missed Opportunity for Microsoft

Remember Web TV? Why can’t Microsoft market? The company has placed its toes into the TV market at least since  it s purchase of Web TV in 1996.  This history is a long one … with promises, showy purchases, set top boxes, creation of MSNBC, and claims the X Box would dominate the livin[...]

October 17th, 2013 - 11:34 am § in Misc., The Ave Scene

Balmer Blues: Windows 8.1 … C-.

Microsoft’s release of 8.1 is a near failure. The biggest single issue for most users was the Start Menu … IT IS STILL NOT THERE! C- is a generous score! What Balmer’s buddies did is insulting to users who wanted the Start Menu to .. START PROGRAMS! Instead the bunglers at MS have [...]

October 16th, 2013 - 10:13 am § in The Ave Scene

Balmer Blunders: Who writes their ads?????


October 13th, 2013 - 10:36 pm § in The Ave Scene

BREAKING NEWS: CEO of Microsoft is Alan Mulally

        The Ave.US has learned from contacts in Detroit, at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and staff working for the board of the Broadmoor Golf Club that Alan Mulally has been chosen as the new CEO of Microsoft.   Mr. Mulally was the choice of many because of three things.  Fir[...]