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Steve Ballmer's reaction to a Joe Johnson dagger was priceless

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

Microsoft VC Summit 2007

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

Blake Griffin and Steve Ballmer were extremely sad watching the Jazz win Game 4

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

After Bill Gates Backs Open Access, Steve Ballmer Discovers The Joys Of Open Data

4 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

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

IPA’s weekly links

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.

Steve Ballmer Launches USAFacts To Track Government Spending And Taxing

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...

Can a Beautiful Website of Facts Change Anybody’s Mind?

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” …

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 […]

Steve Ballmer wants you to know how the government really spends its money

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer seemed to be following the script for retired tech billionaires. After retiring in 2014, the now 61-year-old bought a sports team (his Los Angeles Clippers are playing in the NBA playoffs). He signed on to teach a management course at a top business school. He started thinking more about philanthropy. But […]

Steve Ballmer Wants You to Know Where Your Taxes Are Spent

USA Facts, besides being the most boring name ever, is a new site that tries to educate US citizens about where their tax dollars are going. In a time when the government is […] The post Steve Ballmer Wants You to Know Where Your Taxes Are Spent appeared first on

You paid your taxes, now find out how they're spent

Tax Day 2017 is over. That means Uncle Sam has the bulk of his take from our 2016 earnings, thanks to tax bills paid on April 18 with return filings and extensions. Now what's he going to do with our money? Steve Ballmer at World Mobile Congress in 2010 talking about the Windows phone when he was still heading Microsoft. Show More Summary

We need more data! Steve Ballmer gives the people of America clear insights into how the government works

On Tuesday this week former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer released his new project into the wild: a website that gives people easy access to government data without taking them on a maze-like journey into confounding digital archives. Show More Summary

Steve Ballmer Does Country a Solid, Creates Website to Track Government Spending

Since stepping down as Microsoft CEO and board member in 2014, Steve Ballmer has gone from freaking out on stage at corporate conferences to freaking out at Clippers games. Turns out he’s been freaking out about one more thing over the...Show More Summary

Steve Ballmer Builds Database of Government Spending

On Tuesday, [Microsoft co-founder Steve] Ballmer plans to make public a database and a report that he and a small army of economists, professors and other professionals have been assembling as part of a stealth start-up over the last three years called USAFacts. Show More Summary

Ballmer spends $10M to pull government data into one site

Steve Ballmer has spent $10 million to pull together data from all branches of US government. But is it usable (and useful)? The post Ballmer spends $10M to pull government data into one site appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

Former Microsoft CEO Launches New Tool For Finding Government Data

last weekNews : The Two-Way

On Tax Day, Steve Ballmer announced USAFacts — a website where anyone can look up where government money comes from, and how it's spent, along with lots of other data.

Steve Ballmer's new initiative: Gathering data on Uncle Sam's spending

Ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has kept busy since his 2014 retirement – and we don't just mean buying the LA Clippers. His latest project, USAFacts, went live online today in beta form. The site and its reports present a comprehensive...Show More Summary

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