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The Smartest Bet Steve Ballmer Ever Made (FB, MSFT)

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer gets a lot of criticism, some deserved, some not. But he made at least one decision that now looks to be pure genius. Back in 2006, Microsoft took a $240 million stake in Facebook. It also gave Facebook an implied value of $15 billion, which made a lot of people laugh at the time. Who's laughing now? Later this month, Microsoft will sell 6.56 million shares of Facebook as part of the company's IPO.
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Steve Ballmer: Here's How Michael Reacted To Our Surface PC (MSFT, DELL)

Technology / Technology Industry News : Silicon Alley Insider (2 years ago)

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer says the very first person he showed Microsoft's Surface PC to outside of Microsoft was Michael Dell. Ballmer says that Dell's reaction was "very thoughtful." We'll bet it was. Microsoft had finally done ... Read Post

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Just Rejected Steve Ballmer's Big Plan (MSFT)

Technology / Technology Industry News : Silicon Alley Insider (5 months ago)

When Satya Nadella took over as Microsoft CEO in February, he inherited a company in the middle of huge transition. Former CEO Steve Ballmer had a vision for Microsoft that involved chasing Apple's business model. Ballmer had declar... Read Post

Ballmer, Not Nadella, Gave The Go-Ahead To Ship Office For iPad, Which Has Racked Up 12M Downloads

Technology : TechCrunch (8 months ago)

Office for iPad has seen 12 million downloads to date, and former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer made the decision to pull the trigger and release the suite, according to the company. Microsoft's Office for iPad team took to Reddit tod... Read Post


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