Posts Tagged ‘Steve Balmer’

November 21st, 2016 - 1:52 am § in Misc.

Steve Balmer’s Failures

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer told CNBC on Friday that he tried to buy Facebook when it was “itsy-bitsy” for $24 billion. Ballmer left Microsoft in 2014 and is now the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers and an investor in Twitter. Facebook fielded a lot of offers in its early days, a[...]

May 20th, 2016 - 9:46 am § in The Ave Scene

Balmer’s Legacy

CNET reports that Microsoft is unloading  its low-end Nokia phone operations for $350 million to a Finnish startup and a unit of Taiwan’s manufacturing giant Foxconn,. U nder Steve Balmer, Microsoft bought Nokia’s mobile devices business for $7.2 billion (yes, billion) in 2014. Balme[...]

September 13th, 2014 - 1:58 pm § in The Ave Scene

Ballmer: Teacher at Stanford

Professor Ballmer! Ex-Microsoft CEO to teach Stanford MBA class ‘Leading Organizations’ by Taylor Soper on August 20, 2014August 20, 2014 at 2:14 pm1 Comment Steve Ballmer certainly learned a lot from leading Microsoft for 14 years. Now, he’ll pass on that knowledge to MBA students. Ballmer, w[...]

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? [...]

March 19th, 2014 - 3:02 am § in The Ave Scene

Can Hillary’s 08 Campaign Manager Screw Up Microsoft?

 A source close to Microsoft reports that  “Mark Penn is NOT departing Microsoft.” Who is Mark Penn? He was the ultimate political operative during the Clinton years before he managed to bungle Hillary’s campaign for President.  David Korn reports at Mother Jones that Hillary’s su[...]

January 1st, 2014 - 3:42 pm § in Misc.

WASTATE’s New Laws for a New Year Make Sports Better!

The crime of riot was changed  to criminal mischief, making it easier to charge people who participate in such activities if the Seahawks win the Superbowl. The New  sports license plates will raise money for charity. Money collected from selling the Sounders plates will go toward a veterans’ or[...]

November 29th, 2013 - 12:31 pm § in The Ave Scene

BARGAINS: awesomeness Hauunukah Gift from Microsoft

  Surface RT Tablet (32GB) for $169.99 shipped. with  keyboard-enhanced Touch Cover for $39.99 (just scroll down ). full one-year warranty. Awfully tempting![...]

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 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[...]