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Insider Q&A: Steve Ballmer on data for the people

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Steve Ballmer says he started his new venture, USAFacts, as a way to "suck out all the data" collected by government agencies and shoot it back out to the public in a digestible form. The former Microsoft CEO,...Show More Summary

Tilman Fertitta Buys Houston Rockets For NBA Record $2.2 Billion

Three years after Steve Ballmer paid what was then a record $2 billion for the LA Clippers NBA franchise in May 2014 (in a transaction that was largely seen as a tax dodge), on Tuesday morning Houston billionaire restaurateur TilmanShow More Summary

Want blockchain success? Developers, developers, developers

GUEST: There is a classic video of Steve Ballmer at a Microsoft company meeting going absolutely crazy, covered in sweat, screaming “Developers! Developers! Developers!” Many will say Ballmer did not do much right while he was CEO, but he did understand one thing: A platform is only a platform if other people leverage it. As the […]

Clippers to hire Michael Winger as new general manager, Trent Redden as assistant GM

The Clippers’ executive suite was once a lonely place, particularly during the ham-handed ownership of Donald T. Sterling. That’s all changed since Steve Ballmer initiated a restructuring of the team’s front office this summer, altering roles and hiring new people. Michael Winger will become the Clippers’ new general manager, according to an ESPN.com report Wednesday, […]

Rivers relieved of Clippers front office role

2 months agoBasketball / NBA : USAToday: NBA

Doc Rivers will remain head coach but will no longer have a front office title with the Clippers, owner Steve Ballmer told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.        

Clippers remove Doc Rivers from front-office duties so he can concentrate on coaching

2 months agoSports : The Early Lead

Changes keep coming for the Los Angeles Clippers. This time, however, it’s not about the team’s roster, but the front office. On Friday, Clippers owner Steve Ballmer revealed to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that Doc Rivers would no longer serve as the president of basketball operations and instead concentrate solely on his head coaching responsibilities. “I’ve […]

Doc Rivers Loses President Title With Clippers, Remains Head Coach

2 months agoNews : USAToday: News

Head coach Doc Rivers will no longer have a front office title with the Clippers, owner Steve Ballmer told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.        

Lawrence Frank takes over Clippers basketball operations

The L.A. Clippers announced today that they are creating separate roles for coaching leadership and basketball operations leadership. The team says the change stems from discussions between team owner Steve Ballmer and Doc Rivers. Doc Rivers will continue to serve as the team’s head coach, while Lawrence Frank takes over responsibility for basketball operations. Frank [...]

Clippers relieve Doc Rivers of his GM duties

Doc Rivers will be losing his title as president of operations and will just be the Los Angeles Clippers head coach, according to a source close to the organization. According to the source, Rivers and owner Steve Ballmer met to discuss the changes to the front office. Rivers and Lawrence Frank,...

Steve Ballmer has a big idea: to be a partisan for the facts

Steve Ballmer is the former chief executive of Microsoft, and the current owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. This is the second part of an interview with him about his website, USAFacts, which organizes data to provide information about the U.S. population, government finance and government policy. The first part is here. Both parts of the […]

Steve Ballmer believes that facts about government spending can anchor public debate. Here’s how.

Steve Ballmer is the former CEO of Microsoft and the current owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. He is also the creator of USAFacts, a website  dedicated to organizing and presenting data that allows U.S. citizens to understand the population, finances and government policy of the United States. I interviewed him two weeks ago about […]

MIB: Rich Barton on Making Information Available to All

Rich Barton was a senior Microsoft engineer working for Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer in the 1990s. His job required a good amount of corporate travel. Frustrated as a young traveling business person, his experience trying to compare options using Microsoft’s corporate travel agent were endlessly frustrating. Show More Summary

MiB: Rich Barton on Making Information Available to All

This week, we sit down with Rich Barton, the Microsoft engineer who developed Expedia while working for Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer in the 1990s. Expedia was spun out of Microsoft, and while CEO Barton took it public, before it was eventually acquired by Barry Diller’s IAC. Show More Summary

4 negotiating tricks to win a highly-competitive deal, according to Steve Ballmer — who beat out Oprah and Larry Ellison to buy the LA Clippers

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer always wanted to own a sports team. Ultimately, he bought the LA Clippers for $2 billion, out-bidding numerous other groups that wanted the NBA team, including Oprah and Oracle's Larry Ellison. Ballmer...Show More Summary

Billionaire Clippers owner Steve Ballmer shares 3 key traits you need to have if you want a successful career

Luck is a crucial key to success, according to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. But you also have to put yourself in a position to become lucky. In an interview for Business Insider's podcast, "Success! How I Did It," Ballmer said he advises younger people who are just starting their careers to find something they are really passionate about. Show More Summary

Steve Ballmer says he never actually threw a chair at that Microsoft engineer who left for Google

Steve Ballmer says he never actually threw a chair at a departing employee.  The former Microsoft CEO and owner of the LA Clippers is known for his bursts of passion, from speaking at Microsoft product launches to cheering on his basketball...Show More Summary

Clippers owner and former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer reveals how he became the world's happiest retired billionaire

Steve Ballmer, former CEO of Microsoft and owner of the LA Clippers, may be the happiest retired person in tech — or even the world. He met Bill Gates in college and joined Microsoft as the 30th employee. Now, he lives an enviable (and...Show More Summary

50 Most Powerful in SoCal Sports: No. 8 Steve Ballmer, Clippers

Steve Ballmer, 61, Clippers Owner Last Year’s Rank: 9 Three seasons into his tenure as the world’s richest owner of a sports team, Ballmer is at a crossroads with the Clippers regime, but regardless of who is on the court, the former Microsoft CEO worth north of $30 billion is moving toward constructing a new […]

Microsoft’s cloud business continues to offset weaker operations

2 months agoTechnology : Venture Beat

Microsoft’s share price has more than doubled since Satya Nadella was named CEO in February 2014. Building on an enterprise business established by his predecessor Steve Ballmer, Nadella has pushed Microsoft away from its proprietary,...Show More Summary

Twitter pops after Steve Ballmer calls it 'a very good asset' (TWTR)

Twitter has been on a tear recently. Over the last week, shares of Twitter are up 9.41%. On Friday, the stock saw a 2.23% bump after Steve Ballmer, former CEO of Microsoft, went to bat for the company. "Twitter is a very good asset," Ballmer told CNBC. Show More Summary

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