In a wide-ranging discussion, the former Microsoft CEO also discussed his Twitter investment, his charitable work, and revealed that he meets with Satya Nadella 4 to 5 times a year to brainstorm.
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As Nadella marks his second anniversary of celebrated success, it's time for Steve Ballmer to get a second look as his big bets, like Surface, Azure and Office 365, start paying off.
When Microsoft's former CEO Steve Ballmer recently criticized the company's Windows 10 Universal App strategy, it was apparently because of comments made by Satya Nadella.
Microsoft's ex-CEO, Steve Ballmer, isn't happy with the way the company is reporting financial information. He's also critical of his former employer's efforts in the mobile markets.
Steve Ballmer, in a wide-ranging interview said that it is only Microsoft which is going after the Mac and the iPad. He further noted that no other company is even trying.
Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's former chief executive, is enjoying his time away from the company with his new project: an NBA team he bought just so he could meet Beyoncé.
Despite stepping down as Microsoft's CEO last year, Steve Ballmer maintains a close watch on the company, and today, he shared his thoughts on the announcements from its Windows 10 event.
Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's former CEO, has offered his congratulations on the purchase of Minecraft, but his statement on the dividend seems to suggest that the company may have been considering more.
Steve Ballmer, the former CEO of Microsoft, is credited with having come up with the text featured on the dreaded Windows 'Blue Screen of Death' - in fact, he personally wrote the text himself.
Bill and Melinda Gates have given $1 million to a Washington group attempting to create a new state gun safety law, and former Microsoft leaders have also donated hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Steve Ballmer has stepped down from the board of Microsoft in a move that has surprised many across the industry, and which comes only six months after he resigned as its CEO.
Steve Ballmer is now the owner of the LA Clippers and for a man who had boatloads of energy at Microsoft, it seems like he has even more now that he owns a professional basketball team.
Steve Ballmer has taken the ALS awareness Ice Bucket Challenge, becoming the third and final Microsoft CEO to complete the task. Ballmer was challenged by a player on his new team, the L.A. Clippers.
After months of legal battles, Steve Ballmer has officially purchased the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion dollars; the sale was made final this morning after a ruling in court.
The big thing most people misunderstand about Ballmer is that he's unbelievably smart. They see him going crazy on the stage and assume the man is a joke. I can assure you he's anything but.
In his email to employees for the 2015 fiscal year, Microsoft's Satya Nadella is looking to distance himself from Ballmer with a new theme for the company and more organizational changes.
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will reportedly buy the NBA's L.A. Clippers franchise for $2 billion, pending league approval and similar legal issues.
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has reported offered $1.8 billion to purchase the L.A. Clippers pro basketball team, which if accepted would be the second largest price for a U.S. sports team.
A new report claims former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has had a meeting with the owners of the Los Angeles Clippers NBA basketball team in an effort to acquire the franchise.
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was asked if it matters that products being announced by Satya Nadella came to fruition under him, but he said he doesn't care as long as the company succeeds.
As expected, Bill Gates sold off more of his Microsoft stock options this week and with that action is no longer the biggest shareholder in the company he helped to found.
A Microsoft shareholder has filed a lawsuit against the company's board of directors, claiming mismanagement in dealing with the IE error that caused the EU to fine Microsoft for breaking an agreement
Microsoft's Office for iPad team has taken to Reddit to conduct an AMA and is providing new details about it's future plans for Office including Android plans and a new version of Office for OS X.
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is quoted in a new article as saying he's not sure how long he will remain on the company's board of directors, while also praising the work of his CEO replacement.
According to a new report, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, current CEO Satya Nadella and former Skype leader Tony Bates all initially opposed the company's acquisition of Nokia's smartphone unit.
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said in a presentation at Oxford University today the company would have a "stronger position in the phone market today" if he could get a "redo" of his time.
Microsoft announced it will pay its new CEO Satya Nadella between $14.4-18 million annually, based on his new salary and stock bonuses, which is more than what Steve Ballmer was paid.
Microsoft held a company rally today at its Redmond, Washington campus where employees got a chance to see all three of the company's CEOs (Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer and Satya Nadella) at once.
Microsoft has published the letter sent to all of its employees by its now former CEO Steve Ballmer, who has now officially left as leader of the company after 14 years.
A new story claims, via unnamed sources, Microsoft's board of directors is in discussions to replace co-founder Bill Gates as chairman and repeated rumors that Satya Nadella will be its new CEO.
A new report claims that Microsoft could finally name its new CEO next week and that Satya Nadella, the current head of the company's cloud services, is the most likely to get the gig.
Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates spoke briefly on television about the company's search for a new CEO, but added that he won't be returning to the company on a full time basis.
A new report claims Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will likely step down from his position on the company's board when a new chief executive is announced, possibly as early as the end of the month.
A new rumor claims that Microsoft's CEO selection committee has added Ericsson's president and chief operating officer Hans Vestberg to its list as a candidate for Steve Ballmer's job.
Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff said in a new interview Microsoft needs "to push the reset button on vision" and any new CEO will have to deal "with two CEOs looking over their shoulder."
A new report claims that Ford CEO Alan Mulally actually thought about taking the Microsoft CEO gig before Steve Ballmer announced he would retire from the company in August.
A new report claims Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates will be "much more involved" with Microsoft when a new CEO is chosen, though that allegedly won't happen in January because of Gates' commitments.
Ford CEO Alan Mulally has finally said he would like to "end the Microsoft speculation", confirming that he won't be leaving Ford until the end of 2014, removing himself from Microsoft's CEO spot.
Microsoft chairman Bill Gates could finally become the company's second biggest shareholder sometime in 2014 if he keeps selling his stock at the rate that he has for the past several years.
Microsoft had an incredibly busy year and today we take a look at the top 10 news stories that were the most important and influential for employees and watchers of the company in 2013.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer stated in a new portion of an extended interview, "Nobody ever buys Windows. They buy Windows PCs" as a way to help explain why the company is now making Surface tablets.
Microsoft has stated that they will not be naming a new CEO in 2013, defying speculation that the board wanted to make the announcement before the end of the year.
A new report quotes unnamed Microsoft employees as saying they want the company to name a new CEO to replace the retiring Steve Ballmer soon, hopefully before the end of 2013.
Qualcomm has named current COO Steve Mollenkopf its CEO as of March 4, effectively taking him out of the running for the same position at Microsoft.
A new report claims, via unnamed sources, that current Qualcomm COO and president Steve Mollenkopf is now in the running as one of the many candidates for Microsoft's CEO spot.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has revealed some of his top management tips in a new portion of an interview that was conducted in late November but which is being posted this week.
A new report, via unnamed sources at Microsoft, claims that Ford CEO Alan Mulally may no longer be the front runner to take over the Microsoft CEO gig, due to a number of factors.
In a interview published today, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said that Longhorn, the much delayed Windows OS that was released as Windows Vista in 2007, was "the single biggest mistake I made."
Steve Ballmer has given another interview in what might be his last as the company's CEO, and it provides new insight into the tough decisions he has made.
Satya Nadella, the current leader of Microsoft's cloud services business, said in a new interview he plans to stay at the company no matter who is picked to be Microsoft's new CEO.