“Microsoft isn’t happy about a new tax on companies foreign profits
It takes an incredibly powerful company to threaten the U.S. government in hopes of impacting a significant decision, but that’s precisely what Microsoft is doing. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer made headlines when he publicly attacked President Barack Obama’s plan to cut tax breaks on U.S. companies’ foreign profits, a plan which is currently awaiting Congressional approval.
Mr. Ballmer suggests that if [...]
Microsoft today unveiled the latest version of its Office software, the first ever designed specifically with tablet computers and Internet-based storage in mind.
The new Office responds to touch as well as commands delivered on a computer keyboard or mouse.
Launching the new release in San Francisco today, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer described the new
version as the company’s most ‘ambitious yet’.
Microsoft hopes the addition of touch-based controls will enable Office to extend its [...]
As part of its purchase of Perceptive Pixel today, Microsoft will start selling giant tablets running Windows 8.
This is the same 82-inch tablet Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was said to have hanging in his office. Now Microsoft will start selling those tablets, powered by Windows 8 of course, to business and education customers to use for presentations.
During a demo at Microsoft’s keynote at its Worldwide Partners Conference in Toronto this morning, we saw a demo of the massive tablet from [...]
Microsoft announces Surface tablet
After days of speculation and rumors, Microsoft’s major announcement has just been unveiled at a press event in Los Angeles: a Surface tablet. We suspected the company might be working on its own tablet, and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer revealed the device on stage at Milk Studios in Los Angeles today. Discussing Microsoft’s history with Windows, Xbox, and Kinect, Ballmer introduced a video of the company’s hardware products over the [...]
Zuckerberg, 27, to be worth more than Microsoft CEO Ballmer, 57
Personal stake in company worth $17.6 billion (£10.8 billion)
CEO will retain 58% of voting power
IPO potentially values Facebook at $79.3 billion, by far the biggest IPO in Silicon Valley history
Investors worried over revenue slide
Earnings: With the IPO, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will place him in the top 30 richest people in the world while retaining stock valued at $17.6 billion
by Jeremy K
Obviously you are all out of touch of the tax codes being implemented on January 1, 2011. Capital gains tax (which includes selling stocks) is going to increase from 15% to 20%. The Microsoft CEO is simply avoiding the tax hike (5% on $1.3 billion adds up to $65 million of avoided taxes.)
According to AP:
Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer [...]