Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer bids farewell to Don Mattrick

Steve Ballmer

Microsoft boss sends email to entire company detailing Mattrick’s move – read it here.

Former exec hits out at Microsoft’s ‘lame duck board’ and its CEO Steve Ballmer

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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 announces Surface

Microsoft announces Surface

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 Xbox division loses $229 million

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.

CES: Microsoft keynote

CES: Microsoft keynote

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.

CES: Xbox 360 sells 66 million, Kinect 18 million

Microsoft has sold more than 66 million Xbox 360s, and over 18 million units of the Kinect motion sensor.

Microsoft admits Windows Phone 7 is struggling

Microsoft admits Windows Phone 7 is struggling

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.

Xbox Music to launch this autumn – report

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

Ballmer Hints At Official Kinect PC Support

Ballmer Hints At Official Kinect PC Support

“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.

Microsoft Hails Kinect Sales Figures

Microsoft Hails Kinect Sales Figures

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.