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Clockwise Podcast 8: Amazon, Nokia, iPhone, and AT&T

Tech products get colorful, AT&T gets cozy with the feds, Microsoft pulls Nokia into its watery embrace, and Amazon introduces MatchBook. With guests Jonathan Seff and Mark Sullivan.

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The Macalope Weekly: The Axis of Dumb

It's the unholy trinity of Apple "analysis"!

What if Steve Ballmer ran Apple?

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Ben Thompson visits a frightening alternate universe where Microsoft's outgoing CEO held Tim Cook's job instead. The result? More money, less innovation.

The Macalope Weekly: Farewell

Adieu. Adieu. Parting is such sweet sorrow. Except in this case.

Steve Ballmer's wackiest, craziest, downright funniest moments at Microsoft

When Steve Ballmer retires from Microsoft, the tech world is going to lose a whole lot of funny.

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Microsoft's next CEO: Let's handicap the candidates

With less than 12 months to decide on a replacement for Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer, members of the company's executive committee will have their work cut out for them. Here are five possibilities to fill the CEO post.

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to retire in 12 months

Steve Ballmer plans to retire within the next 12 months, bringing his 13-year run as Microsoft CEO to an end.

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to retire within 12 months

It's the end of an insanely profitable era as Microsoft moves into a mobile-tinged future.

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How Windows, OS X, and Ubuntu are slowly turning your PC into a smartphone

All the desktop operating systems are integrating mobile features, but they're using very different methods.

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One device to rule them all? Microsoft and Apple face off

Microsoft espouses a philosophy of one device for every task, while Apple champions different devices for different scenarios. John Moltz explores the gulf between the two approaches.

Microsoft updates Skype with HD for iPhone and iPad, adds mobile BI app

Microsoft upgrades its Skype app to add HD video, while offering mobile users a chance to tap into its "live data" business intelligence app for Excel.

on techhive.com