Steve Ballmer

CEO
Microsoft

Ballmer is CEO of Microsoft Corporation, the world's leading manufacturer of software for personal and business computing. He joined Microsoft in 1980, the first business manager hired by his former classmate at Harvard, Bill Gates. Variously described as ebullient, focused, hard-charging and energetic, Ballmer grew up near Detroit, where his father worked as a manager at Ford Motor Co. After Harvard, he worked for two years at Procter & Gamble, as an assistant product manager, after which he attended the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He did not create a startup in his garage while there, but he has done well nonetheless.

Posts With Steve Ballmer

Microsoft Director Says CEO Choice Will Not Be Made Until Early 2014

Over 100 choices to 20 to a handful to, well, who knows?
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Will Microsoft Name Its CEO Before the New Year? Weary Employees Hope for Even Sooner. (Poll)

All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth — and a new leader.
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AllThingsD Week in Review: Nokia’s Android Phone, Bitcoin Funding and Facebook the Newspaper

The Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week, in one convenient post.
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Qualcomm Taps Steve Mollenkopf, Rumored as Microsoft Successor, as Its Next CEO

The move comes a day after a news report said he was in the running to be the next Microsoft CEO.
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A Techsgiving Feast (Comic)

Here is the latest comic from our Joy of Tech friends at Geek Culture, Nitrozac and Snaggy. Joy of Tech appears three times a week in the Voices section of this site.
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AllThingsD Week In Review: AppSung 2, Internet Funneling and Inside Microsoft’s CEO Search

The Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week, in one convenient post.
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Skype Marketing Exec Steele Heads to Jive in Top Strategy and Marketing Role

The social business platform grabs former Microsoft and Yahoo vet.
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Nokia Shareholders to Approve Microsoft Deal

As expected.
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Ballmer on Ballmer: His Exit From Microsoft

“Maybe I’m an emblem of an old era, and I have to move on,” the 57-year-old Mr. Ballmer says, pausing as his eyes well up.