We all know that there have been a number of issues with Microsoft’s security. We have all been bothered by the daily ‘Windows Update Available’ alert. Steve Ballmer has stated that making their products more secure is their highest priority. Show More Summary
Clippers owner Steve Ballmer on his new website that puts government spending and taxing data at the click of a mouse.
Where does the money come from?Where does the money go?What are the results? Steve Ballmer, former Microsoft CEO, has put $10 million of his own money into discovering the answer to these questions about government spending.The result is USAFacts, a site which has wonderfully easy graphics to help us make sense of where our money goes. Show More Summary
As CEO of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer was famous for over-the-top enthusiasm. Now he’s brought that same passion to the N.B.A. — and to a pet project called USAFacts, which performs a sort of fiscal colonoscopy on the American government. The post Hoopers! Hoopers! Hoopers! appeared first on Freakonomics.
In 2014, shortly after Satya Nadella took over the mantle of Microsoft CEO, he declared the company’s strategy going forward would be “Mobile First, Cloud first”, seemingly only slightly different from Steve Ballmer’s “Devices and Services” slogan. A year later Microsoft announced its retrenchment of their Lumia division, and while the Cloud First segment went […]
Commentary: At Friday night's Game 6 between his Los Angeles Clippers and the Utah Jazz, the former Microsoft CEO offers self-expressions that might frighten some.
Good morning. We have that and more in Saturday’s NBA newsletter. If you don't love Steve Ballmer at his Devastated By Joe Johnson's Daggers you don't deserve him at his Apoplectic At Chris Paul's Genius. The Point God struck again Friday night, racking up 29 and 8 as the best player on the floor by no small measure. Show More Summary
This was hilarious! The Clippers were in an elimination Game 6 on the road to the Utah Jazz on Friday night. It wasn’t just any elimination game though, the future of the entire Clippers organization depended on it in a way. The game...Show More Summary
Oh no! The first-round series between the Jazz and the Clippers has provided plenty of excitement and plenty of Joe Johnson heroics. He hit a game winner in Game 1 and he was huge in Game 3 as well. Who shot the dagger in Game 5? Oh,...Show More Summary
The day after Microsoft’s TellMe aquisition, I was at Microsoft’s eighth annual VC Summit. Unfortunately, I missed Steve Ballmer’s opening discussion, which in my opinion, is always one of the most entertaining and informative...Show More Summary
The sad faces were contagious. The Clippers and Jazz played one competitive fourth quarter, until the Jazz started pulling away in the final minutes. In those final minutes, Blake Griffin looked sad, as he was out with an injury that’ll keep him sidelined through the rest of the postseason. Show More Summary
A few months ago, we noted that the Gates Foundation has emerged as one of the leaders in requiring the research that it funds to be released as open access and open data -- an interesting application of the money that Bill Gates made from closed-source software. Show More Summary
Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action. Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer started an initiative to make government data from all levels very easy to access. So if you’re in the middle of a Facebook debate and want to … Continue reading ? The post IPA’s weekly links appeared first on Chris Blattman.
Washington Post, Tax Transparency in the Age of Trump: Steve Ballmer, former CEO of Microsoft and current owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, is doing a significant public service. According to an article in the New York Times, Ballmer has funded a project to compile where every cent of government...
Steve Ballmer, the former Microsoft chief executive, wants to improve the national political debate with a treasure trove of facts about government. The post-truth age might not be so receptive.
TRANSPARENCY: Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer discusses USAFacts, his “10-K for government” GeekWire: Your new project is called USAFacts. You’ve described it as a 10-K for government. Can you explain what it is? Steve Ballmer: USAFacts is an initiative, if you will — which we’ll publish in PDF, we’ve got a nice website, a lot […]