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"Apple is great if you've got a lot of money and live on an island. It's not so great if you have to exist in a diverse, open, connected enterprise; simple things become quite complex." -- Andy Lark, Dell global head of marketing (CIO Australia)In an interview with CIO MORE JP Mangalindan, Writer - Mar 30, 2011 10:00 AM ET
No one questions CEO Steve Ballmer's drive or intentions - but is his devotion to the company and its Windows business hurting its ability to innovate?
By Gary Rivlin, contributor
It seemed a little like love when a blogger named The Paperboy got his hands on a secret device being developed inside Microsoft under the code name Courier. With its icon-rich user interface and multitouch, stylus-friendly screens, Courier represented "an astonishing take MOREMar 29, 2011 5:00 AM ET
Starting with the fact that he's $176 million poorer on paper than he was a month ago
According to the current issue of Forbes, Steve Jobs is the 34th richest person in the U.S. and tied for 110th in the world, having climbed 40 spots in the magazine's annual list of the world's billionaires.
But where does that wealth come from, and how does it compare with other tech luminaries? Let's take MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 11, 2011 7:54 AM ET
Gordon Brown reportedly nixed a proposal to make Jobs an honorary knight
According to a report in the Telegraph, Steve Jobs was put forward for an honorary knighthood in 2009, but the proposal was blocked by then Prime Minister Gordon Brown because Jobs had declined an invitation to speak at the Labor Party's annual conference.
The Telegraph's source, an unnamed former senior member of Parliament, claims Apple (AAPL) was aware of the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 1, 2011 6:23 AM ET
Retail staff briefed Sunday on a plan to move into enterprises that aren't yet "confused"
"What I love about the consumer market, that I always hated about the enterprise market, is that we come up with a product, we try to tell everybody about it, and every person votes for themselves... With the enterprise market, it's not so simple. The people that use the products don't decide MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 28, 2011 6:12 AM ET
You could argue that it has several, depending on how you define the market
It was only a matter of hours after Steve Jobs announced the terms of Apple's (AAPL) new subscription service Tuesday morning that commentators started dropping the A word -- "antitrust."
"My inclination is to be suspect," Shubha Ghosh, an antitrust professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School, told the Wall Street Journal that afternoon. And then he MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 16, 2011 7:58 AM ET
As a giant of technology departs, it's time to start asking, what's next for Steve Ballmer's Microsoft?
When Microsoft (MSFT) announced Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie would be moving on, some viewed it as another blow to a company with a bit of a vision problem. Ozzie was only the second person to be the company's CSA -- the first being founder Bill Gates, who took the role upon retiring as MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 26, 2010 12:33 PM ET
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"If you bring something innovative to market, people will respond. I think it's going to do very well." -- AT&T CEO of Mobile Ralph de la MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 12, 2010 6:30 AM ET
How does the world's most famous entrepreneur now fill his days? Saving the world, helping startups -- and dropping kids off at school.
By Brent Schlender, contributor
When Bill Gates formally stepped away from an active role at Microsoft (MSFT) in July of 2008, he also hung up his golf clubs. His explanation was as simple as it was revealing: "It takes up too much time to get any good at MOREJun 21, 2010 3:00 AM ET
Bill Gates gave him the keys to the kingdom ten years ago. What has he done since?
There's a turning point that's hard to miss in the infographic the New York Times put together to mark the moment Wednesday when Apple (AAPL) overtook Microsoft (MSFT) to become America's most valuable technology company.
The turnaround -- one of the most remarkable in U.S. corporate history -- dates from January 2000, when Microsoft's MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 27, 2010 9:19 AM ET
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