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Steve Ballmer: “Obviously” Microsoft will do more hardware

Steve Ballmer: “Obviously” Microsoft will do more hardware

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has reiterated the company's new commitment to hardware, suggesting that it will "dive in" when "opportunities to set a new standard" arise. Speaking to the BBC, outspoken Ballmer confirmed what he had previously hinted at in a letter to shareholders earlier this month, a "fundamental shift" of Microsoft's attention from primarily software to a combination of that and the hardware it's used with. The first significant example of that is Surface, Microsoft's Windows RT tablet, but it won't be the last.

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Ballmer: Windows 8 launch could be bigger than Windows 95

Ballmer: Windows 8 launch could be bigger than Windows 95

There's no doubt that the last few months of 2012 are going to be pretty big for Microsoft thanks to the incoming launch of Windows 8, but now CEO Steve Ballmer says that the launch of the new OS could be bigger than most of us are expecting. Speaking in a recent interview with The Seattle Times, Ballmer elaborated on his recent comments that 2012 would be the most "epic" year in Microsoft's history, saying that the launch of Windows 8 could eclipse that of Windows 95.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: July 16, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: July 16, 2012

Welcome to the start of another fabulous week of tech, gadgets, entertainment, and everything in-between here on SlashGear! Start your morning off right with a foretelling of a tablet future for Nokia, complete with a hinge for folding over! Next have a peek at the Sony Xperia NXT series as its available in the USA this week! If you're working with Skype, you might want to keep an eye on this message leak bug that's been creeping around your software's insides.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: July 10, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: July 10, 2012

This week we're seeing quite a bit of news on the RIM front, mostly because the heads of the company have been vocal in the face of a possible incoming lawsuit that will be headed by angry investors - bits like We don't build phones in China and re-elections of the board are running wild. On a lighter note, you'll want to check out the kickstarter for Ouya if you've got a love for Android and video games - console style. There's a couple of new Motorola devices out there soon, too, the RAZR V for Canada and the ATRIX HD for AT&T in the USA.

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Microsoft Surface tablet event wrap-up

Microsoft Surface tablet event wrap-up

This week we made our way down to Los Angeles to check out Microsoft's big Surface tablet reveal, this their big move into the tablet space before Windows 8 and Windows RT have been formally introduced with 3rd party manufacturers. The likes of Acer, Lenovo, and HP were nowhere to be found at this event, with Microsoft speaking only for themselves here in their rare appearance in the hardware manufacturing realm. After a quick drive down memory lane from the Microsoft Mouse to the Xbox all the way forward through the original Microsoft Surface (the big table version), Microsoft brought on the fire with their first big-time tablet for Windows 8's Windows RT and Windows 8 Pro.

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Steve Ballmer shows off Windows Phone LTE for AT&T

Steve Ballmer shows off Windows Phone LTE for AT&T

We're having a fabulous time listening to the above-average voice levels of Steve Ballmer of Microsoft as he speaks on how excited they all are that AT&T will be the first group to offer up Windows Phone on their network, the first time Windows Phone will be available on LTE anywhere. The devices he showed off were all new, prepared to be running on the LTE network right out of the box, and would all be out by mid-2012.

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Microsoft Grabs Android Patent with OEM General Dynamics Itronix for Future Wins

Microsoft Grabs Android Patent with OEM General Dynamics Itronix for Future Wins

As you may recall from back in May 2011, a story broke on the fact that HTC, one of the biggest manufacturers behind the wave of Android devices that has been sweeping the world since the inception of Google's mobile OS, is paying Microsoft $5 for every single Android device the company sells. Keeping that in mind, note that Microsoft is now agreeing on a patent licensing deal with another OEM by the name of General Dynamics Itronix. Is this the first block to fall in a wall of signings with groups like Microsoft that collapses the concept of a Free and Open Android?

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Microsoft board refuses Ballmer roust

Microsoft board refuses Ballmer roust

Despite calls for Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to be toppled, the company's board of directors are apparently standing behind the outspoken exec. According to a source close to the board talking to Reuters, the nine-strong directorial team - which includes ex-CEO and current chairman Bill Gates - all support Ballmer; earlier this week, notorious hedge fund manager David Einhorn led demands that Ballmer be replaced.

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Microsoft CEO must go demands influential investor

Microsoft CEO must go demands influential investor

An outspoken and influential hedge fund manager made waves at an investor conference yesterday by calling for Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to step down. Suggesting Ballmer's "continued presence is the biggest overhang on Microsoft's stock," Greenlight Capital chief David Einhorn insisted it was time to "give someone else a chance" at the helm. The investor - whose fund currently holds approximately 9m Microsoft shares, or around 0.11-percent of the outstanding shares - blamed Ballmer for wasting time and money on poorly considered mergers and acquisitions, as well as short-sightedly mishandling the smartphone, PMP and tablet segments.

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