Voices

Recent Posts by Voices

Ballmer's Bonus: Half Cash, Half Surplus Kins

Microsoft may have generated record sales in the fiscal year that ended in June, but it was a stretch during which consumer tech interest centered on mobile devices and tablets, and missteps in both those areas cost CEO Steve Ballmer half his maximum bonus. After the ill-fated venture that was the Kin phone and the slow response to Apple’s iPad juggernaut, Ballmer will collect only $670,000 in extra cash, according to an annual company filing. The bonus brought Ballmer’s total pay package to $1.34 million–up about six percent from the previous year.


Must-Reads from other Websites

Panos Mourdoukoutas

Why Apple Should Buy China’s Xiaomi

Paul Graham

What I Didn’t Say

Benjamin Bratton

We Need to Talk About TED

Mat Honan

I, Glasshole: My Year With Google Glass

Chris Ware

All Together Now

Corey S. Powell and Laurie Gwen Shapiro

The Sculpture on the Moon

About Voices

Along with original content and posts from across the Dow Jones network, this section of AllThingsD includes Must-Reads From Other Websites — pieces we’ve read, discussions we’ve followed, stuff we like. Six posts from external sites are included here each weekday, but we only run the headlines. We link to the original sites for the rest. These posts are explicitly labeled, so it’s clear that the content comes from other websites, and for clarity’s sake, all outside posts run against a pink background.

We also solicit original full-length posts and accept some unsolicited submissions.

Read more »