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BRIGHT FUTURE: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer tried to counter perceptions that the software maker's lucrative Windows franchise is in trouble because people aren't buying as many personal computers as smartphones and tablet devices reshape technology trends.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer assured analysts on Wednesday that Windows remains the software maker's financial foundation, even though slowing personal computer sales are raising worries about the operating system's ability to adapt to the new ways people and business are using technology.
As CEOs, Sam Walton, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs possessed common traits. They were tireless workers, demanding bosses and sticklers for detail. They were visionaries, too, who reshaped their respective industries.
Tuesday's announcement of the $7.7 billion acquisition of voice-over-Internet-protocol (VoIP) phone service provider Skype by Microsoft Corp. has set off all sorts of alarm bells. Aping the old grade-school game of "Telephone," rumors are flying thick and fast as to What It All Means for consumers, developers and investors.
Research In Motion will use Microsoft's Bing services on new BlackBerry smartphones.
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen defends his new book in Sunday's episode of "60 Minutes," saying it was meant as an important slice of technology history and not as revenge against Bill Gates.
In a memoir out next month, Microsoft Corp. co-founder Paul Allen details tensions in his relationship with Bill Gates, including a scene from 1982, when he overheard Gates talking to current CEO Steve Ballmer about reducing Allen's stake in the company while he was undergoing cancer treatment.
Investors have panned his shake-up strategy and employees are rankled. Now, Nokia Corp.'s Stephen Elop, the first non-Finn to lead the world's largest maker of phones, is in a hurry to justify his decision to ditch the company's smart-phone software in favor of a former employer's, Microsoft.
Now that it has hooked up with Nokia Corp. phones, Microsoft Corp. hopes to connect its phone software to the Xbox this year too. It's also planning other improvements that include a faster Web browser and quicker switching between phone applications.