Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer showed up briefly at Nokia’s rollout of the new Lumia smartphones based on Windows Phone 8. He used his time on stage to “rally the troops” and (attempt to) court software developers. Hi quotes: “One year from now, between Windows phones, Windows tablets, Windows PCs, we should see we should...

I love these quotes. I just wrote about the confusion that users will inevitably face if the Windows Phones they bought this year can’t be upgraded to Windows Phone 8. In response to the same issue on Wired, Gartner analyst Michael Gartenberg had this to say: “I don’t think it’s going to affect anything. This is inside...

The first Windows 8 Quote of the day has to go to Paul Thurrott of WinSuperSite fame. Here goes: Inside Microsoft, there is a related fixation on whether Windows 8 will succeed and, yes, there is a contingent of people stuck in a paradoxical position: They understand that the success of Microsoft is inexorably linked...

I read this quote today that I had to share. I think it’s a really concise, accurate quote that captures the position that Microsoft is in re: Windows 8. “The operating system has begun to be seen as largely irrelevant,” said Sid Parakh, an analyst at fund firm McAdams Wright Ragen, which holds Microsoft shares....

Microsoft’s chief financial officer, Peter Klein is responsible for leading Microsoft Corp.’s worldwide finance organization which includes overseeing acquisitions, corporate strategy, treasury activities, tax planning, accounting and reporting, internal audit and investor relations. Here’s an interesting quote about...

It’s Friday and time for the Windows 8 quote(s) of the day. Today’s champion is HP CEO Meg Whitman with her quotes from her interview with CRN. From the CEO: My son once lived in the city and commuted to a start-up in Silicon Valley. He got an iPad so he could [work on the train]. Two weeks later, he gave it back to...

Steve Jobs’s withering assessment to his biographer Walter Isaacson. “They’ve become mostly irrelevant,” Jobs said of Microsoft. He then got going on how salesmen like Ballmer and former Apple (AAPL) CEO John Sculley tend to ruin product-focused companies. “Apple was lucky, and it rebounded,” Jobs told Isaacson. “But...

Today’s Windows 8 quote of the day comes from blogger Robert Scoble. Nothing too snarky or sarcastic, i just found it interesting. For those who don’t know, Robert Scoble is an American blogger, technical evangelist, and author. Scoble is best known for his blog, Scobleizer, which became popular during his tenure as a...

The quote of the day comes from Eric Schmidt – the executive chairman of Google. “Steve Jobs was the Michelangelo of our time. A friend of mine and a unique character, able to combine creativity and visionary genius with an extraordinary engineering ability. Sometimes you find people who have one thing or another. But...

Today’s “alleged” quote of the day is from Microsoft’s Terry Myerson. TheVerge.com is alleging that: In a recent all-hands meeting, we’re told that Myerson said something to the effect of “we’re at zero percent market share for all practical purposes, and if we could get to ten percent, that’d be...