Steve Ballmer Gets Another Pay Cut After Slipping on Surface

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maxeeemum

I see many saying go now but M$ isn't going to get rid of Ballmer just yet. His retirement is just a save face firing! He has done well in the past but really screwed up with Win8. They will keep him around to blame for the Win8.1 and Surface 2 failure (WP8 too). Then M$ will remove him and introduce Win9.

My opinion of course!

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HiGHRoLLeR038

America's one percent. Not shedding any tears lol

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

That should read:

"The company faced challenges due to weakness in the consumer PC market we ourselves caused by fucking up yet another release of our bread-and-butter operating system. Rather than admit a mistake and correct course, we plan to continue fucking over our core customers, until there are none left, while throwing as much cash as possible into markets we have no experience or competitive edge in. Oh, and ecosystem."

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Jaeger_CDN

don't forget the CLOUD!!

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

Oh, God, how could we forget that?!?! Marketing speak just makes me want to hit somebody. There are those certain words that should make any listener realize everything else being said is complete bullshit.

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maxeeemum

I like it RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS!!!

You too The Mac!

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The Mac

i think you mean:

while throwing as much cash as possible into markets we have no experience or competitive edge in THEN ABANDONING

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John Pombrio

My biggest issue is that when you tell the world that the president of the company has been voted off the island, that person should LEAVE and as soon as possible. Their credibility is shot, their power base is gone. That is why it is called a lame duck presidency. Go Mr. Ballmer and don't let the door hit you on the way out.

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pastorbob

I think you all need to get lives and try contributing some useful comments to this site. So many of you claim to be power users with a high degree of computer knowledge / technical knowhow but 90% of your comments center around MS and Ballmer bashing. It's like listening to the same song over and over again. Or worse yet, a crying baby that never stops.

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

Having a hissy fit because others have experiences and opinions different than your own and the ~nerve~ to express them?

Who is the crybaby? Sounds like it's you, Bob.

I think Microsoft is scared to death they won't be able to bully the discontent into submission, but may instead be forced by lost market share and revenue to fix problems of their own making.

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John Pombrio

Telling only factual information on a post and avoiding ranting about something? What is the fun in THAT?
Believe me, MPC posters are hands and feet above what is posted on most sites. That is why I keep coming here as the posts actually are KINDA well thought out. Try IGN or NEO for brainless and truly ranting posts! Even the WSJ (which I subscribe to) has been a hotbed of political rants since the shoutdown (err shutdown but I like what I mistyped!)
It's a show, PastorBob, a place to come to read and enjoy. If you actually LEARN something, it is just a bonus! It would be very boring otherwise.

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maxeeemum

@John Pombrio

Well said!

+1

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The Mac

No kidding, geez.

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Cregan89

Just so everyone here realizes how unbelievably out of touch with reality they are, especially Bullwinkle talking about "running the company into the ground", Microsoft posted 21.86 BILLION DOLLARS in NET INCOME for 2013. That's in the top 50 largest corporate net incomes in HISTORY.

"Run the company into the ground"... HAHAHAHAHA

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Bullwinkle J Moose

Sorry, but you're right

I get tunnel vision whenever I think of what they did to Windows

I'll try to refine my hate speech a bit

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Carlidan

That was your problem Bullwinke, you keep ranting the same stuff and kinda gets annoying to viewer. :) I'm sure you're a nice guy in real life.

Edited. Sorry but kind of made a little mistake.

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John Pombrio

Yeah, MS is a money machine. Has a low staff count too. Any other company would LOVE to have the troubles that MS is having.
I have to laugh when posters say that SONY is going to become rich with the PS4 outselling the XBox One in presales. SONY just made their first profit in 5 years and it is 95% less than MS normal profits. The PS4 is a money loser for SONY so that miniscule profit margin is going to take a big hit when the PS4 is finally shipped. Heck, the PS4 could actually drive the company back into non-profitability.

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Upyourbucket

Steve Ballmer, you are still here? When you going to vanish in the shadows already?

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fdhealy

He should have had to pay a penalty. CEO = "license to steal"

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Zanshi

At the very least, he shouldn't have received even half of his bonus. Windows 8 is an epic fail, Surface is an epic fail, and Microsoft is still not listening to consumers. They are only pretending with *minor* tweaks (Start button, but no classic Start Menu option? Please!)

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AFDozerman

The sooner MS jettisons Balmer and replaces him with someone competent, the sooner they can go back to ruling the market. I don't think it's too late for them.

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USraging

I think replacing him with a crash test dummy is a improvement.

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Bullwinkle J Moose

$500,000 Bonus?

For What?

Diddn't these guys already sell off most of their stock and run the Company into the ground on purpose?

Once the Company is completely ruined, they can buy the stock back at pennies on the dollar

It's a good plan, fuck everyone else....

Oh wait, ya I guess that is worth a bonus

Good going Steve-O

(Bill Gates once had 49% of the Stock and now holds 5%)

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jgottberg

You know... For 1.26 MILLION, I could be persuaded to be a raging lunatic and pimp garbage products all day long. Show me the money...