Steve Ballmer

Steve Ballmer says no one wanted him to leave Microsoft
Admits to some friction over Nokia purchase

Steve Ballmer says no one wanted him to leave Microsoft

John Callaham 92

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer stated in an TV interview today that he was not forced out of the company when he announced his resignation plans in August 2013 (he finally left in February), but did seem to admit to some heated discussions with the company's board over the acquisition of Nokia's Devices and Services division. In a live interview today on CBS This Morning, Ballmer...

‘Basket Ballmer’ is an insight into the world of Ballmer
Ballmer is ballin

‘Basket Ballmer’ is an insight into the world of Ballmer

Harish Jonnalagadda 22

As the owner of the LA Clippers, Steve Ballmer is now focusing his attention on bringing the Larry O'Brien trophy to Los Angeles. Bloomberg Businessweek is running a feature on the executive that offers a glimpse into his life after Microsoft, and his passion for basketball. Ballmer admits that there is a lot of work to be done before the Clippers can achieve success: "You've got...

Steve Ballmer will get rid of iPad for his LA Clippers team
Still a Microsoft cheerleader

Steve Ballmer will get rid of iPad for his LA Clippers team

John Callaham 156

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer acquired the Los Angeles Clippers NBA basketball team in August, but he's still a big promoter of his old company. In a chat with Reuters, Ballmer confirms that he wants his players and coaches to use Windows products. Ballmer related a recent conversation he had with LA Clippers head coach Doc Rivers, stating, "It's one of the first things he said...

Steve Ballmer reported to be bidding $1.8 billion for the Los Angeles Clippers [Updated]

Steve Ballmer reported to be bidding $1.8 billion for the Los Angeles Clippers [Updated]

Derek Kessler 203

What do Steve Ballmer, Larry Ellison, and Magic Johnson have in common? They're all interested in buying the Los Angeles Clippers from embattled owners Shelly and Donald Sterling. The auction, said to be a blind bidding process in which those bidding do not know what their competition has offered, is moving quickly, with the Sterlings looking to unload the NBA franchise after Donald's...

Report: Ballmer had board pushback on Nokia deal, originally included HERE Maps division

Report: Ballmer had board pushback on Nokia deal, originally included HERE Maps division

Daniel Rubino 184

Bloomberg BusinessWeek has a fascinating article today on the behind-the-scenes maneuvering by Microsoft on the Nokia devices acquisition. The four page article is mostly about how CEO Nadella is putting things back together, and asserting his vision, but there are some enthralling tidbits too about how the Nokia deal came to be. In the report, it’s revealed that the original deal...