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Steve Balmer

Datum narození: 24. březen 1956

Steven Anthony Ballmer je americký manažer. Od ledna 2000 do února 2014 byl výkonným ředitelem společnosti Microsoft.Narodil se v Detroitu, jeho matka je židovského původu a jeho otec švýcarský imigrant. Po Robertu Goizuetovi se stal druhým miliardářem[kdy?] na základě akciových opcí, které obdržel jako zaměstnanec společnosti, v níž nebyl zakladatelem ani příbuzným zakladatele. Podle magazínu Forbes se řadí mezi nejbohatší lidi světa, když obsadil 43. místo s celkovým majetkem 15,0 miliard USD. Je znám svojí vášní při vyjadřování svého nadšení.

„My dad said, "What the heck is software?" and my mom said, "Why would a person ever need a computer?" They said, "OK, OK, we hear you, but if it doesn't work out, you'll go back to business school right?"“

—  Steve Ballmer

And I said "Right," and I never came back.
CNBC: "How Steve Ballmer went from making $50,000 a year as an assistant at Microsoft to becoming a billionaire" https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/27/billionaire-steve-ballmer-started-out-making-only-50000-at-microsoft.html (27 July 2018)
2010s

„We've had DRM in Windows for years. The most common format of music on an iPod is "stolen."“

—  Steve Ballmer

[John, Lettice, http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/10/07/ballmer_doesnt_get_it/, Love DRM or my family starves: why Steve Ballmer doesn't Get It, Software, The Register, 7 October 2004, 2007-04-20]
2000s

„I've got my kids brainwashed: You don't use Google, and you don't use an iPod.“

—  Steve Ballmer

[Telis, Demos, http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/2006/04/03/8373041/index.htm, The sleeping giant goes on the offensive, Fortune, CNNMoney.com, 29 March 2006, 2007-04-20]
2000s

„Not the consumer cloud. Not hardware-software innovation. We are not leaving any of that to Apple by itself. Not going to happen. Not on our watch.“

—  Steve Ballmer

Steve Ballmer says Microsoft plans to compete with Apple in every market http://appleinsider.com/articles/12/07/10/steve_ballmer_says_microsoft_plans_to_compete_with_apple_in_every_market in AppleInsider (10 July 2012)
2010s

„Linux is not in the public domain. Linux is a cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches. That's the way that the license works.“

—  Steve Ballmer

" Microsoft CEO takes launch break with the Sun-Times https://web.archive.org/web/20011108013601/http://www.suntimes.com/output/tech/cst-fin-micro01.html" (1 June 2001) Chicago Sun Times
2000s

„We are in the Windows era — we were, we are, and we always will be.“

—  Steve Ballmer

Ballmer: We Will ALWAYS Be In The Windows Era http://businessinsider.com/ballmer-shareholders-meeting-2011-11 in Business Insider (15 November 2011)
2010s

„I don't really know that anybody's proven that a random collection of people doing their own thing actually creates value.“

—  Steve Ballmer

Ballmer says Google's hiring pace is 'insane', Bloomberg News, 16 March 2007, 2007-04-20 http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/307730_msftgoogle16.html,
2000s

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„Whatever device you use… Windows will be there. … Windows will be everywhere on every device without compromise.“

—  Steve Ballmer

Live from Microsoft's CES 2011 keynote http://engadget.com/2011/01/05/live-from-microsofts-ces-2011-keynote in Engadget (5 January 2011)
2010s

„Google’s not a real company. It's a house of cards.“

—  Steve Ballmer

2005 court records as quoted by Kurt Eichenwald in Microsoft's Lost Decade http://vanityfair.com/news/business/2012/08/microsoft-lost-mojo-steve-ballmer Vanity Fair (August 2012)
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„All the consumer market mojo is with Apple and to a lesser extent BlackBerry. And yet, the real market momentum with operators and the real market momentum with device manufacturers seems to primarily be with Windows Mobile and Android.“

—  Steve Ballmer

Ballmer sees Mac as a main competitor, iPhone as just buzz http://appleinsider.com/articles/09/02/24/ballmer_sees_mac_as_a_main_competitor_iphone_as_just_buzz.html in AppleInsider (24 February 2009)
2000s

„I think fully accepting that things are not the way they need to be, and going to work on those issues in a way that people understand you are serious about, as opposed to the tech industry generally appearing arrogant, I understand that.“

—  Steve Ballmer

Business Insider: "Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has advice for Facebook and Google: Don't make the mistake we did" http://www.businessinsider.com/ex-microsoft-ceo-steve-baller-tech-industry-work-with-regulators-2018-6?r=UK&IR=T (23 June 2018)
2010s

„I don't think anyone has done a [tablet] product that I see customers wanting.“

—  Steve Ballmer

Here's Why Surface Beats Apple's iPad: Ballmer, 25 October 2012, 2014-02-28, CNBC's Squawk Box http://cnbc.com/id/49551054,
2010s

„Let's face it, the Internet was designed for the PC. The Internet is not designed for the iPhone. That's why they've got 75,000 applications — they're all trying to make the Internet look decent on the iPhone.“

—  Steve Ballmer

Ballmer: "The Internet Was Designed For The PC. The Internet Is Not Designed For The iPhone" http://businessinsider.com/henry-blodget-ballmer-the-internet-was-designed-for-the-pc-the-internet-is-not-designed-for-the-iphone-2009-10 in Business Insider (21 October 2009)
2000s

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