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Steve Ballmer

Data de nascimento: 24. Março 1956


Steven Anthony "Steve" Ballmer foi presidente executivo da Microsoft desde 21 de julho de 1998 até ser substituído por Satya Nadella em 2014, e é amigo de seu fundador, Bill Gates.

Citações Steve Ballmer


„Not the consumer cloud. Not hardware-software innovation. We are not leaving any of that to Apple by itself. Not going to happen. Not on our watch.“

— Steve Ballmer
Steve Ballmer says Microsoft plans to compete with Apple in every market in AppleInsider (10 July 2012)

„My dad said, "What the heck is software?" and my mom said, "Why would a person ever need a computer?" They said, "OK, OK, we hear you, but if it doesn't work out, you'll go back to business school right?" And I said "Right," and I never came back.“

— Steve Ballmer
CNBC: "How Steve Ballmer went from making $50,000 a year as an assistant at Microsoft to becoming a billionaire" (27 July 2018)

„Google’s not a real company. It's a house of cards.“

— Steve Ballmer
2005 court records as quoted by Kurt Eichenwald in Microsoft's Lost Decade Vanity Fair (August 2012)

„All the consumer market mojo is with Apple and to a lesser extent BlackBerry. And yet, the real market momentum with operators and the real market momentum with device manufacturers seems to primarily be with Windows Mobile and Android.“

— Steve Ballmer
Ballmer sees Mac as a main competitor, iPhone as just buzz in AppleInsider (24 February 2009)


„I think fully accepting that things are not the way they need to be, and going to work on those issues in a way that people understand you are serious about, as opposed to the tech industry generally appearing arrogant, I understand that.“

— Steve Ballmer
Business Insider: "Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has advice for Facebook and Google: Don't make the mistake we did" (23 June 2018)

„[Apple and RIM] are probably restricted, in some sense, to a certain maximum. … If you want to reach more people than that, you sort-of have to separate the hardware and the software issue.“

— Steve Ballmer
Worth Watching: Steve Ballmer in the heart of Silicon Valley in ZDNet (26 September 2008)


„Linux is not in the public domain. Linux is a cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches. That's the way that the license works.“

— Steve Ballmer
" Microsoft CEO takes launch break with the Sun-Times" (1 June 2001) Chicago Sun Times

„Fucking Eric Schmidt is a fucking pussy. I'm going to fucking bury that guy, I have done it before, and I will do it again. I'm going to fucking kill Google.“

— Steve Ballmer
Attributed by Mark Lucovsky in court documents. In a statement, Ballmer described Lucovsky's recollection as a "gross exaggeration. Mark's decision to leave was disappointing and I urged him strongly to change his mind. But his characterization of that meeting is not accurate."

„We are in the Windows era — we were, we are, and we always will be.“

— Steve Ballmer
Ballmer: We Will ALWAYS Be In The Windows Era in Business Insider (15 November 2011)

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