Microsoft boss sends email to entire company detailing Mattrick’s move – read it here.
Former Microsoft sales executive Joachim Kempin has told Reuters that Microsoft needs “a big change in management”, and has also suggested that CEO Steve Ballmer retains control of his empire by forcing out anyone who challenges his authority.
Microsoft has announced Surface, a 10.6" tablet computer with a built-in kickstand, cover and multitouch keyboard, running Windows 8 or Windows RT.
Microsoft's entertainment and devices division, which includes its Xbox business, lost $229 million (£143m) in the three months ending March 31 after sales of Xbox 360 fell by almost half.
Despite hopeful speculation to the contray, no new hardware was announced at Microsoft's keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) last night. Instead, the company said Xbox 360 was "changing" and highlighted its new-found strengths as an all-purpose media box, powered by Kinect, with heavy emphasis on Windows Phone 7 and the upcoming Windows 8.
Microsoft has sold more than 66 million Xbox 360s, and over 18 million units of the Kinect motion sensor.
Speaking at Microsoft's annual Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in LA CEO Steve Ballmer admitted that Windows Phone 7 has struggled to make an impression on smartphone consumers.Though reticent to discuss actual figures, Ballmer claimed that Microsoft has sold millions of phones since the launch of the operating system.
In a speech at the Microsoft Partner Conference yesterday, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer reportedly announced plans to launch a new service called Xbox Music this autumn. Presumably based on the Zune Marketplace, Business Insider says Xbox Music will play home to over 11 million songs, and that Kinect users will be able to search for… Continue reading
“When we have an announcement to make we’ll make it”, Microsoft CEO tells BBC.Microsoft has dropped its strongest hint yet that it may formally introduce PC support for its motion sensing peripheral Kinect.Ballmer made the revelation in an interview with the BBC at last week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
Sales of 8m in two months smash sales targets; video chat app Avatar Kinect incoming.Microsoft has said that its motion-sensing peripheral Kinect has sold 8m units worldwide since its launch in November.