Tag: Steve Ballmer
Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer this week boasted that sales of Windows PCs continue to vastly outperform the Mac, but also conceded that his company’s mobile phone business has not done much to improve its market share.
Microsoft Corp plans to buy Internet phone service Skype for $8.5 billion, a rich price as it seeks to regain ground on growing rivals such as Google Inc.
Microsoft’s interest in the money-losing but popular service highlights a need to gain new customers for its Windows and Office software. Skype has 145 million users on average each month and has gained favor among small business users.
Nokia and Microsoft announced today the signing of a definitive agreement for a partnership that will lead to a new global mobile ecosystem, the use of highly complementary assets of both companies. Completed ahead of schedule, the final agreement is consistent with the joint announcement made on 11 February.