HP Slate vs. Apple iPad: which is best for business?

The Apple iPad has only been physically available to the general public for a few weeks, and the HP Slate is still a prototype waiting for a launch date, but that hasn't stopped

Published on: May 4th, 2010 Tony Bradley

Microsoft moments — good, bad and ugly

The year is 1975. Gerald Ford is in the White House, South Vietnam falls, Muhammad Ali defeats Joe Frazier in the "Thrilla in Manila" world championship boxing match, the late-night comedy show NBC's

Published on: March 25th, 2010 Preston Gralla

Should Ballmer take a hike in 2010?

Will 2010 be the year the Ballmer era ends at Microsoft Corp? That subject has been swirling around the tech media world after Newsweek predicted that Ballmer will get the boot in 2010.

Published on: January 5th, 2010 Jeff Radecki

OS showdown – Snow Leopard beats Windows 7 hands down

Last week's release of Windows 7 had Microsoft Corp. executives from CEO Steve Ballmer on down confident that this version of Windows is everything Vista wasn't. The launch of Windows 7 followed the

Published on: November 3rd, 2009 Michael DeAgonia

Canadian professionals greet Windows 7 with cautious optimism

At the Windows 7 launch event in Toronto this morning Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer acknowledged the availability of Windows 7 is significant, at least in part because Vista was not warmly received. Ballmer

Published on: October 21st, 2009 Brian Jackson

The truth about Microsoft SharePoint’s ‘explosive’ growth

Guessing what eye-popping growth figures Microsoft Corp. will trumpet for SharePoint, its popular portal and collaboration app, has become an annual parlor game for fans and detractors alike. At Microsoft's first global conference

Published on: October 21st, 2009 Eric Lai

Ballmer’s pep talk makes grads feel better about their future

It's a tough time to leave school and start a business but Steve Ballmer did his best on Wednesday to make a hall full of Stanford University students feel better about their future.It

Published on: May 8th, 2009 James Niccolai

3,000 Microsoft employees let go, Ballmer warns more cuts possible

Microsoft Corp. has laid off 3,000 workers, the second wave of a major reduction the company announced in January. And in a memo to employees, CEO Steve Ballmer said more cuts are possible.

Published on: May 7th, 2009 Eric Lai

Ballmer’s Mac gibes make Apple lovers livid

It can't be easy having nearly every word you say in public quoted and scrutinized. But such is the life of Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Redmond's oft-ridiculed head honcho has been known to

Published on: April 16th, 2009

‘Vista Capable’ lawyers want Microsoft CEO to give deposition

Lawyers for the plaintiffs in the Vista Capable class-action lawsuit want to grill Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for three hours to find out what he said to top executives at Intel Corp., Hewlett-Packard

Published on: November 24th, 2008 Gregg Keizer

Microsoft stays in Eden with bite out of Apple

Microsoft's CEO said Wednesday that his company hopes to steal a page from Apple's playbook and change how it works with hardware makers in an attempt to duplicate its rival's success. In a

Published on: July 28th, 2008 Gregg Keizer and Carl Jongsma

The unvarnished facts about the iPhone

Read Part 2 of this story: Candid answers to all your iPhone questions...and then some We're coming up on the one-year anniversary of the iPhone 's release, so people who feel strongly about

Published on: June 3rd, 2008 Michael DeAgonia

We don’t take kindly to threats, Yahoo tells Microsoft

Yahoo's board of directors told Microsoft Corp. that it would consider the software company's unsolicited takeover bid, but only if it makes a big higher than the initial US$44.6 billion offer. In a

Published on: April 8th, 2008 Linda Rosencrance