Steve Ballmer quits Microsoft board

Former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer has resigned as a member of the company’s board, ending more than three decades of involvement in the world’s biggest software maker. Ballmer, 58, is still Microsoft’s top individual shareholder. He had initially remained as a director after handing the top job over to one of his deputies, Satya…

Microsoft's Ballmer calls Apple "controlling", Android "wild"

Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer has laid into his competition in the mobile space, calling Apple's iPhone and iPad ecosystem "highly priced" and "highly controlled", while he considers Android to be "wild" and "uncontrolled". Speaking to LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman, a…

Windows 8 ready for tables and PCs in 2012 confirms Ballmer

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has confirmed that tablets and PCs will get their first taste of Windows 8 action in 2012. Speaking at the Microsoft Developers Forum in Japan, Ballmer stressed how Windows 8 was to be compatible with multiple…

RIM back Bing for BlackBerry search

Bing is to become the new preferred search engine on RIM's BlackBerry devices, the company revealed at their annual BlackBerry World conference today. The move furthers the existing enterprise-focussed partnership between RIM and Microsoft, who will now work together to…

Kinect to officially support PC and Mac soon?

Microsoft's Kinect Xbox 360 motion controller has got off to a blistering start, with sales rapidly outdoing Sony's Move and legions of new gamers being drawn to the console. In a somewhat unexpected turn of events, it's also attracting a…