Ford CEO Alan Mulally Live at D8

Ford CEO Alan Mulally has come to D8 to take the hot seat, a position he should be used to after steering Ford through the recent financial crisis. Ford recently released SYNC, a voice-activation package on some models that integrates the content and functionality of mobile devices with the car itself. SYNC also adds apps to the car, though it’s not clear what these features will mean for the future of American automakers.
Alan Mulally

D8 Video: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on the iPad

Apple CEO Steve Jobs says the iPad is an entirely new category of device. But to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, it’s just another PC. After the jump, his comments on Apple’s latest device, the tablet form factor and the evolution of the PC.

HTC CEO Peter Chou Live at D8

HTC, a company which once built devices for other brands, is today a powerful brand itself. And CEO Peter Chou is largely responsible for that. Over the past few years, he has transformed HTC from a contract handset manufacturer into a smartphone powerhouse, a company that ranks behind only Nokia, Research in Motion and Apple in global smartphone shipments.
Peter Chou

D8 Tech Demo: Wordnik

What does it all mean? For nine million words of the English language, Wordnik claims to have the answer. Founded by Erin McKean, the former editor in chief of The New Oxford American Dictionary, Wordnik claims to have the word’s most complete map of the language you are currently reading.

D8 Video: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on Windows Phone and Mobile Leadership

A few years back, Microsoft was ahead of the game in the mobile space. Today, it’s seriously lagging. How did this happen and what’s the company doing to change it? Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer answers these questions in the video after the jump.

AOL CEO Tim Armstrong Live at D8

Good news for AOL CEO Tim Armstrong: His predecessor, AOL founder Steve Case, thinks the Google veteran has a chance to turn around the company. The bad news: He has a very long way to go.
Tim Armstrong

D8 Video: Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer and Ray Ozzie on Cloud Computing

Is the current shift toward Web-based applications and cloud computing a threat to Microsoft? Or is it an opportunity? During their D8 appearance today, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie argue that the company can move into the cloud and still protect its legacy software businesses.

D8 Tech Demo: OnLive

On-demand streaming has crept into nearly every media space, and today, OnLive hopes to open the last door and bring high-end games to users, streamed from the cloud.

Demand Media’s Richard Rosenblatt and ProPublica’s Paul Steiger Live at D8

What’s the future of the media business? Demand Media, the Google-savvy “content farm” that generates thousands of computer-assigned, low-cost Web items a day? Or ProPublica, a nonprofit that produces deep-dive investigative pieces and publishes them on its own site and in the pages of high-profile partners? Good guess: Some of both. But let’s allow both parties to make their own case.
Richard Rosenblatt and Paul Steiger

Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer and Ray Ozzie Live at D8

As an indicator of the headwinds facing Microsoft and its CEO, Steve Ballmer, today, two pieces of news last week are worth considering. The first, that Apple had overtaken Microsoft as the world’s most valuable technology company, would seem to signal Microsoft is no longer quite the driving force in technology that it once was, particularly in the consumer space. The second, word of a restructuring that will give Ballmer greater oversight of Microsoft’s Entertainment and Devices Division, indicates the company is scrambling to change this.
Steve Ballmer and Ray Ozzie

Google Explains Its Invite Media Buy