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Steve Ballmer is "Super-Glad" Microsoft Built Surface, Thinks Windows 8 Adoption is "Perfect"

Steve Ballmer is "Super-Glad" Microsoft Built Surface, Thinks Windows 8 Adoption is "Perfect"

Maximum PC

Steve Ballmer sat for a spell with MIT Technology Review to discuss the Windows 8 ecosystem. It’s no easy task to gauge the impact Windows 8 is having on the industry, in part because the industry is changing. The traditional desktop is taking a backseat in popularity to mobile form factors, like notebooks, tablets, and hybrids. Windows 8, as you know, is an attempt to bring all these...

Microsoft Parts Ways With Windows Head Steven Sinofsky Amid Reports of Personality Clash

Microsoft Parts Ways With Windows Head Steven Sinofsky Amid Reports of Personality Clash

Killian Bell

Microsoft has announced the immediate departure of Windows executive Steven Sinofsky. Julie Larson-Green, who has worked at Redmond-based company since 1993, will now take control of Windows software and hardware engineering, while CFO Tami Reller will be in charge of Windows business. Microsoft did not give a reason for Sinosfky’s sudden and surprising departure, which comes less than...

RIM Under Mounting Pressure to Divide Company, Partner With Microsoft Following BB10 Delay

RIM Under Mounting Pressure to Divide Company, Partner With Microsoft Following BB10 Delay

Killian Bell

Research in Motion announced yesterday that its long-awaited BlackBerry 10 operating system had been delayed until 2013 — much to the dismay of increasingly frustrated BlackBerry fans the world over. With the Canadian company counting on this operating system — and the devices that will run it — to turn its fortunes around, the delay hasn't been well received by anyone. Reuters is now...