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Ballmer says Microsoft a "two-trick pony", working on a third

Microsoft’s former chief executive Steve Ballmer said he’s sorry he didn’t combine hardware and software development sooner after the company missed out on Apple’s smartphone success.

5th March, 2014
Steve Ballmer's silhouette is cast at a press conference before he stepped down as boss of Microsoft.

Microsoft’s former chief executive Steve Ballmer said he’s sorry he didn’t combine hardware and software development sooner after the company missed out on Apple’s smartphone success.

“The thing I regret is that we didn’t put the hardware and the software together soon enough,” Ballmer said in a talk at Oxford University’s Said Business School today. Still, “if you really want to bring a vision to market, it...

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