Microsoft over the years has developed a reputation for producing wacky internal videos that are intended for Microsoft’s eyes only. One of the wackiest internal videos to sneak out of Redmond has to be the ‘Bill Gates as Austin Powers’ video.
With a cast of Microsoft insiders we join Dr Evil plotting another scheme of unbelievable evil before the spy that shags everyone returns to save the day with the utterance of those magic words ‘Ow Behave’. Produced in 2009 before Gates and Ballmer handed the helm over to the new generation this may be the last remnants of the old Microsoft visible to us the general public.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the video that is as strange as it is funny. While the videos titles may suggest Gates is the star we all know the real star is Steve Ballmer as Dr Evil, this may be the role he was born to play. Sit back relax and prepare to swing wildly between cringe worthy moments and laughing out loud.
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The Surface tablet is already entrenched in the hot new Windows 8 eco-system but Microsoft has left the destiny of its Smartphone in the hands of Nokia, Samsung and HTC. The Wall Street Journal has this week reported rumours that plans are afoot to change this, and soon.
While Steve Ballmer may be unwilling to comment on Microsoft’s future products whispers are being heard around factories in Asia. Insiders have suggested that Microsoft is in talks with Asian manufacturers, on the hunt for a partner to manufacture the new 4 to 5 inch WP8 Smartphone.
During the recent interview with the WSJ Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was his usual evasive self, not wanting to comment on the possibility of an MS branded WP8 Smartphone.
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The end of an Era. Microsoft has drawn the curtain on an industry institution, The Microsoft Keynote at CES. For the past 15 years they have had a grip on the podium that kicks off America’s largest consumer and electronics show. This is the show that every Technoid worth his weight in silicon attends. Like Mecca it is every noids duty to make the journey at least once in their life time.
With Steve Ballmer and Ryan Seacrest taking center stage for Microsoft’s final keynote address to the CES the attending Technorati seemed to have given the final show a collective Meh. Still Ballmer did his best to emulate a living human being with an intact sense of humor.
In honor of this auspicious occasion Australian techno – doff doff – remix masters Pogo have pulled together a salute to the partnership. It’s funny, it’s moving and it will get you tapping your toes. Sourced from the highlights of 15 years of keynote events presented in 120 seconds Pogo have packed in the memorable moments.
With enough source material to give the best reality TV show an entertaining run for its money Pogo selected from 11 Bill Gates speeches – blue screen of death included -, 4 speeches from pre-eminent monkey man Steve Ballmer, 8 celebrity guests – including the Rock – and far too many interview sweaters to count.
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