1. Steve Ballmer Reflects on Microsoft’s Ill-Fated Phone Moves, Relationship with Bill Gates

    Steve Ballmer Reflects on Microsoft’s Ill-Fated Phone Moves, Relationship with Bill Gates

    If he could do it over again, Steve Ballmer says he would have pushed Microsoft into the smartphone hardware business earlier. The former chief executive said in an interview with Bloomberg television that his decision to get deep into the hardware business, with Surface tablets and later with the purchase of Nokia’s handset business, caused a split with the company’s board of directors and strained his relationship with co-founder Bill Gates...

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    1. Since I've gone, we really have drifted a little bit.
    2. There was a fundamental disagreement about how important it was to be in the hardware business.
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