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  • Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Unveils Initiative for Gov't Data Accessibility - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Unveils Initiative for Gov’t Data Accessibility

    Steve Ballmer, a former CEO of Microsoft, has launched an initiative that aims to boost the accessibility of government data on tax revenues, expenditures and spending outcomes. The USAFacts project works to collect data from approximately 130 government statistical databases to create products such as a document modeled after the 10-K form that companies file with the Securities […] More

  • Steve Ballmer to Buy Los Angeles Clippers for $2B - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Steve Ballmer to Buy Los Angeles Clippers for $2B

    Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has agreed to purchase the Los Angeles Clippers from the Sterling family trust for $2 billion, ESPN reported Friday. Shelly Sterling, sole trustee of the Sterling family trust, inked the sale agreement with Ballmer on Thursday, according to the report. “We have worked for 33 years to build the Clippers […] More

  • Microsoft Cloud Services Chief Satya Nadella to Continue with Firm - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Microsoft Cloud Services Chief Satya Nadella to Continue with Firm

    Satya Nadella, cloud services chief at Microsoft, plans to stay with the company after outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer retires, Bloomberg reported Sunday. Marie Mawad and Caroline Hyde write that Nadella told Bloomberg TV in Paris that he “absolutely” wants to remain with the company for the long term. Bloomberg reports Nadella is among the favorites on a […] More

  • Microsoft, ValueAct Capital Ink Agreement for Joint Executive Meetings; Mason Morfit Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Microsoft, ValueAct Capital Ink Agreement for Joint Executive Meetings; Mason Morfit Comments

    Microsoft has reached a cooperation agreement with ValueAct Capital to hold regular meetings between executives at both companies. Mason Morfit, president of ValueAct Capital, will meet with Microsoft's management team and attend that company's quarterly board meetings immediately after the 2013 shareholders meeting, Microsoft said Friday. San Francisco-based ValueAct holds $12 billion in managed assets and […] More

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    Microsoft, Oracle Form Cloud Computing Partnership; Steve Ballmer, Mark Hurd Comment

    Oracle has partnered with Microsoft for an undisclosed value to help customers run software on Windows platforms, aiming to extend cloud computing services for clients. The partnership intends to help Oracle customers deploy Java, Oracle Database and Oracle WebLogic Server in Windows Server Hyper-V and in Windows Azure with support services, Microsoft said Monday. Microsoft […] More

  • Microsoft Completes $8.5B Skype Acquisition, Welcomes New Team - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Microsoft Completes $8.5B Skype Acquisition, Welcomes New Team

    Skype will become a business unit of Microsoft Corp. after the board of directors of each company agreed on the terms of an $8.5 billion acquisition. Microsoft said the move will accelerate the companies’ efforts to transform real-time communications for consumers and enterprise customers. In the long term, Microsft will integrate Skype into many of its products “to broaden […] More

  • Microsoft Teams with Toyota in Telematics Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Microsoft Teams with Toyota in Telematics Program

    Microsoft Corp. and Toyota Motor Corp. announced this week plans to form a partnership to create a global platform for Toyota's telematics services based on Window's Azure platform. Telematics combines telecommunications and IT technologies in vehicles. It includes GPS, energy management and multimedia capabilities. “Today’s announcement of our partnership with TMC is a great example […] More

  • Microsoft Hits Mark with New Windows Devices at CES - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Microsoft Hits Mark with New Windows Devices at CES

    Microsoft revealed several new devices at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show, ranging from a new Surface device, to new avatar capabilities on Xbox, a new multitouch mouse and numerous new Windows form factors. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was the keynote speaker at the event, which took place in Las Vegas. “The best is yet to […] More

  • Execs from VMWare, Intel, HP Ranked Most Influential IT Leaders - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Execs from VMWare, Intel, HP Ranked Most Influential IT Leaders

    An annual list ranking the top 100 most influential movers and shakers has named executives from VMware, Intel and Hewlett-Packard among the top 10 most powerful IT leaders. Everything Channel‘s CRN recognizes the executives who have changed the way the channel does business through engineering blockbuster acquisitions, developing breakthrough technology initiatives and spearheading aggressive channel […] More

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