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RPA Ushers in New Era for Los Angeles Clippers - Posted October 29, 2014
In early September, the Los Angeles Clippers named Santa-Monica based RPA as its lead creative agency following a review launched in August. N... [GalleyCat]

Steve Ballmer Gets a Little Excited About His New Basketball Team - Posted August 19, 2014
A clip we somehow missed at EOD yesterday has helped us realize why Steve Ballmer may not have been the best fit for his former employer, Microsoft. While Ballmer didn't quite succeed in his ongoing attempt to make the tech dinosaur "cool", he definitely convinced the folks in the crowd at yesterday's... [FishbowlDC]

Microsoft Might Just Be Done with Former Clinton Flack - Posted February 28, 2014
When we searched Mark Penn's name yesterday on Bing, using our Surface tablets (psych!) and saw this headline we wondered, "Why would anyone want to fire this guy? His track record is just as spotless as his ethical record!" Remember the Wall Street Journal column ... [FishbowlDC]

Mark Zuckerberg Discusses Going Public, NSA Controversy, Home, 'Moving Fast' At TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2013 - Posted September 12, 2013
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg discussed a variety of topics w... [AllFacebook]

Bing It On: The New World Of Windows 8.1 Search And Intelligent Services - Posted June 27, 2013
Bing was a big factor on Wednesday at the Microsoft Microsoft Build Conference. For starters, CEO Steve Ballmer announced that Windows 8.1 Preview now is available for developers and users, and, as Microsoft disclosed about a month ago, Bing's bringing a new way to search to Windows 8.1-powered devices. It's been a... []

Facebook To Debut Apps For Windows 8, Windows RT - Posted June 26, 2013
Microsoft CEO ... [AllFacebook]

Mark Zuckerberg-Led Adds Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer, Brad Smith, Sean Parker - Posted April 26, 2013, the political advocacy group spearheaded by Face... [AllFacebook]

Internet Takes Some of the Show Out of CES Show-and-Tell - Posted January 7, 2013
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), set to temporarily swell the Las Vegas downtown populace by 25% January 8 through 11, is no longer your grandfather's CES. Heck, it's not even your father's CES. Take Microsoft. In 2001, they used CES to unveil Xbox; this week, they ha... [FishbowlLA]

Monday Odds and Ends - Posted November 12, 2012
  -McCann Buenos Aires has promoted four-year vet and managing director Enrico Campochiaro to chief growth officer for Argentina. link -TBWA\ global creative president ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Is Microsoft 'Cool' Now, or Was This Just a Big Stunt? - Posted October 26, 2012
A couple of weeks ago we poked fun at Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for his brilliant plan to make the tech dinosaur "cool" despite th... [FishbowlDC]

Thursday Odds and Ends - Posted October 25, 2012
-BBH New York/Heat alum Mark Lawson joined San Francisco agency Mortar as creative director. -Toronto agency john st. emphasizes protecting the kids in a new PSA for War Child (above). -Red Door Interactive was named digital AOR for BSH Home Appliances, which includes brands ... [GalleyCat]

Thursday Odds and Ends - Posted October 25, 2012
-BBH New York/Heat alum Mark Lawson joined San Francisco agency Mortar as creative director. -Toronto agency john st. emphasizes protecting the kids in a new PSA for War Child (above). -Red Door Interactive was named digital AOR for BSH Home Appliances, which includes brands ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Ballmer's Brilliant Plan: Make Microsoft 'Cool' - Posted October 12, 2012
When you try to think of the most groundbreaking "devices and services" company in the world today, the first name that comes to mind is...Microsoft, right? No? Well, CEO Steve Ballmer wants to change all that, and he's got a ... [FishbowlDC]

Goodbye to Steve Jobs - Posted October 5, 2011
On the same day of the iPhone 4S announcement, about 5 p.m. Pacific time, the tech world suffered an immeasurable loss in the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs... [GalleyCat]

Goodbye to Steve Jobs - Posted October 5, 2011
The day after the iPhone 4S announcement, at about 5 p.m. Pacific time, the tech world suffered an immeasurable loss in the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs... [FishbowlDC]

Dell Targets IT Pros with October Event - Posted September 6, 2011
  From October 12 through 14, Dell World 2011 will host IT decisionmakers at an inaugural conference in Austin, TX aimed at this niche group. While some conferences, tech-specific or otherwise, tout their colossalness with attendance figures in the tens of thousands, this conference is purposely sta... [FishbowlDC]

4 Things We Know About iPad Usage (So Far) - Posted August 10, 2011
Ever since Apple released the first iPad in April 2010, critics and consumers have been buzzing. It's a whole new type of device for consuming media, thought some. It's just a large iPod Touch, lamented others. There were those who ... [10,000 Words]

Tools Round Up: MyMediaInfo, Cision, ContentAide, and Skype - Posted May 10, 2011
MyMediaInfo has added an international media database to its offerings. The database includes information about journalists and other media contacts in Europe, Asia, South America, Australia, and Africa. The ... [FishbowlDC]

New Media Index: McCain Op-Ed Praising Obama's Arizona Memorial Speech Was Top News Link Shared by Bloggers - Posted January 27, 2011
An op-ed piece in The Washington Post by Sen. ... [WebNewser -]

New Media Index: Tucson Shooting Dominates Blogs; Google Tops Tight Twitter List - Posted January 20, 2011
The Jan. 8 shootings in Tucson, Ariz., dominated news links shared by bloggers, while new offerings from Google accounted for the most-Tweeted news links, according to the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism's ... [WebNewser -]

Windows Phone 7 Is Here to Save Us, Says Microsoft - Posted October 11, 2010
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Wednesday Morning Stir - Posted October 6, 2010
-The ban-happy ASA put the kibosh on the above baby milk ad. link -Publicis Groupe signed an agreement to acquire a 49% stake in Brazilian-based Talent Group. ... [GalleyCat]

Burson-Marsteller Brass to Deliver Keynote on Politics, Social Media at BlogWorld & New Media Expo 2010 - Posted September 30, 2010
Two top executives from public-relations and communications firm Burson-Marsteller will deliver a keynote present... [WebNewser -]

Ballmer On Bing - Posted May 29, 2009
ABC's Charlie Gibson fired up his Webcam to interview Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer about his company's new search engine Bing. (Here's the CNet review). Ballmer was only cautiously optimistic that Bing can top Google at its own best game. But Ballmer says he's c... [WebNewser -]

CES Isn't the Only Show in Town - Posted January 8, 2009
So, in addition to CES, there's this other conference going on in Las Vegas this week. In fact, CES is sharing some of the same space, the Sands/Venetian Expo Center, with the Adult Entertainment eXpo. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer brought it up last night at the start of his keynote. Ballmer... [WebNewser -]

Microsoft Takes Wraps off Windows 7 Beta - Posted January 7, 2009
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, his first time at CES, gave the pre-opening night keynote at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. Since we haven't followed the intricacies of Microsoft (except when it was the MS in MSNBC) we'll leave it to VentureBeat to give... [WebNewser -]

AllThingsD: Microsoft-Yahoo Deal 'Total Fiction' - Posted December 2, 2008
Internet exec Ross Levinsohn has called a recent Times of London report that Microsoft and Yahoo signed a $20 billion deal for the latter's search business "total fiction," according to... [ThinkMobile -]

Microsoft CEO to Yahoo: We've Moved On - Posted November 7, 2008
Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer said last night while in Australia that a Yahoo acquisition is no longer under consideration—and that's no matter what ... [ThinkMobile -]

Microsoft CEO: I Don't Like Not Being No. 1 - Posted September 26, 2008
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said that in the end, his company may be the only one with a chance to rival Google in search over the long term, although he also acknowledged it will take "several more years and a whole lot of money," accor... [ThinkMobile -]

Google Slams MSN in Latest Search Results - Posted August 14, 2008
According to new data from Hitwise, Google continued to grab Internet search market share at a record pace during the month of July, with Microsoft's MSN search engine taking the biggest hit as a result, Macworld reports. Despite ... [ThinkMobile -]

Fortune: Microsoft Will Win Yahoo - Posted July 8, 2008
A Fortune piece by senior editor David Kirkpatrick said that in the end, Microsoft is almost surely going to end up owning Yahoo's search business. And "even what does seem like erratic behavior on the part of Microsoft CEO ... [ThinkMobile -]

Microsoft Looks to Restart Yahoo Talks - Posted July 7, 2008
And the saga continues. Microsoft Corp on Monday said it would be willing to reopen talks to buy all or part of Yahoo, Reuters reports, but only if a new Yahoo board is elected—which is exactly what investor Carl Icahn has been pushing for. Microsoft, "which broke off talks in early May... [ThinkMobile -]