The big stories on ZDNet this week: August 30, 2013

The big stories on ZDNet this week: August 30, 2013

Summary: We take a look back at some of the major stories that broke August 26-30 — including Steve Ballmer's retirement aftermath, VMworld, the Twitter 'hack,' software patents, and more.

TOPICS: Tech Industry

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Topic: Tech Industry

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  • luis river

    The history will never know it, but when Neelie Kroes of European commission proposed the maximum of share of Microsoft ten years ago it should be 50% of the market and that they would take measures to achieve it, it can have influenced in the situation in which Microsoft is at the moment. Ballmer is not Jobs, he will be judged more by what has not made that for what has made (it has allowed to pass many opportunities) but it is a type that at least to me, he falls me well.
    luis river
  • Killer Job Available

    I think it would be fairly easy to follow Ballmer. Just makes some customer satisfaction tweaks here and there, keep Office and XBox team happy, and sweet talk the shareholders. Lots of opportunities to make small changes with big impacts.

    Following Steve Jobs is a nightmare. Poor Tim Cook just cant perform. He seems to have the attitude "leave it be or else it will break". He is not a risk taker and eventually will fall way behind.
    Sean Foley
  • Soory but...

    I tried to follow the story but the photo gallery and re-loading every page with all the ads takes far too long.