Ballmer last night during an interview with Reid Hoffman: Ballmer called the Android ecosystem “wild,” “uncontrolled” and susceptible to malware. This coming from the man that’s in charge of the most virus- and malware-infected operating system in the world. Perhaps … Continued
CNET got their hands on Steven Sinofsky’s memo to employees announcing his departure. They also received a copy of Steve Ballmer’s memo to employees.
Ballmer doesn’t exactly gush with emotion for the man that lead the Windows team and has been with the company since 1989. Word on the street is that Sinofsky wanted Ballmer’s job as CEO, but it doesn’t look like that was going to happen.
Sources have said the move came amid growing tension between Sinofsky and other top executives. Sinofsky, though seen as highly talented, was viewed at the top levels as not the kind of team player that the company was looking for.
Interesting times when Apple and Microsoft will let top executives like Sinofsky and Forstall walk or be forced out.
“In every category Apple competes, it’s the low-volume player, except in tablets.’
Oh, and that iPhone thing that’s as big as your entire company. Stay classy Ballmer.
“But we are not going to let any piece of this [go uncontested to Apple],” shouted Ballmer. “Not the consumer cloud. Not hardware software innovation. We are not leaving any of that to Apple by itself. Not going to happen. Not on our watch.”
But that already happened on your watch.
In a joint statement, Nokia and Microsoft announced Nokia will henceforth adopt Windows Phone 7 as its “primary smartphone strategy.” The two companies are seeking strategies that will keep them relevant in the smartphone market as Apple and Android continue … Continued