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Steve Ballmer Says Smartphones Broke His Relationship With Bill Gates

Steve Ballmer said his decision to push Microsoft into the hardware business contributed to the breakdown of his relationship with longtime friend and company co-founder Bill Gates. Ballmer’s only regret: not doing it sooner. Ballmer, who was chief executive officer of Microsoft for 14 years, told Bloomberg Television that if he could do it all again, he would have entered ... Read More »

Former Microsoft CEO Ballmer Does About-Face on Linux Technology

Fifteen years after calling the open-source operating system Linux a “cancer,” former Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer has softened his position. Speaking on Wednesday night at a dinner hosted by Fortune magazine, Ballmer said the position was right for the time, but the threat from Linux was now “in the rearview mirror.” “The company made a ton of money ... Read More »