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FWD.us adds Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates to lobbying group

Mark Zuckerberg’s immigration reform group has a lot of very well known technology faces, including web developers from Dropbox, Google, Facebook and has nabbed Sean Parker, co-founder of Napster, Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo and Reid Hoffman, the founder of LinkedIn. Now the group has nabbed the CEO and ex-CEO of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer and

Microsoft Surface Pro Tablet reportedly slated for January 2013 release

Software giant Microsoft has just acquired another windfall following the successful debut of its new system, Windows 8, and first hardware entry, Surface RT, late last month. Surface RT tablet has just attained a huge backer in the person of the legendary philanthropist, Oprah Winfrey. Outlined among other things in the official list of “Oprah’s

Ballmer: Microsoft Now A ‘Device and Services’ Company

Microsoft has officially become a devices and service company as stated by the company’s Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer in his letter to the shareholders last Tuesday. Ballmer, who assumed the top executive post for one of the world’s biggest tech conglomerate since 2000, said Microsoft has already started its transition from software-concentrated giant to

Is Bill Gates Looking For A Steve Jobs Esque Return To The Top

Granted Bill Gates wasn’t forced out of the company that he founded, he took retirement and let Steve Ballmer take over. Ballmer had been with Gates essentially from the start of Microsoft, we’re sure Gates thought it was in good hands. Right now it appears that Microsoft is struggling with their mobile strategy. They’ve also

Android Helps Drive Smartphones To Outsell PC’s

The master plan is coming together and now thanks to the trusted research firm IDC, you can see it in plain sight.  Everyone always hears that Android is free, and it is. Android doesn’t charge their OEM partners anything to license Android.  It’s also free in open-source, but we know our beloved Google wouldn’t do

Apple Wants Their Cloak Of Secrecy To Extend To Succession Of Steve Jobs

Don’t go getting all rowled up just yet.  It’s perfectly normal for major publicly traded companies to require a succession plan for key executives including CEO’s.  These companies, Apple and Google included, typically have succession plans that are kept heavily guarded or remain secret.  With the current triumvrate at Google, which actually continues after the