Steve Ballmer's loyalty to Microsoft will force LA Clippers to ditch Apple iPads



  • Reply 61 of 86
    Ballmer will do to the Clippers what he did to Microsoft.

    Stack Ranking... perfect for a team sport... yeah.
  • Reply 62 of 86
    Of course Balmer owes plenty to MS. Who else would have hired that Bozo.
  • Reply 63 of 86
    $2B on a basketball team?!!?
    Nuf said!
  • Reply 64 of 86
    haggarhaggar Posts: 1,568member
    Originally Posted by John.B View Post



    Microsoft paid the NFL US$400 million to use the Surface "iPads" for five years:



    Couldn't we also blame Apple for not making them a better offer?  It's not like Apple doesn't engage in product placement also.

  • Reply 65 of 86
    Please move you and your team out of my town.

    But in fairness, had Steve lived to retire and bought a team, don't you think he'd have them use iPads? Oh, wait, they already would have.
  • Reply 66 of 86
    jungmarkjungmark Posts: 6,924member
    haggar wrote: »

    Couldn't we also blame Apple for not making them a better offer?  It's not like Apple doesn't engage in product placement also.

    True but Apple doesn't need to spend that much for product placement. I bet most players use iOS devices anyway.
  • Reply 67 of 86
    dewmedewme Posts: 4,734member
    So this will bump Surface sales up to triple digit levels. Woo hoo.
  • Reply 68 of 86

    Those may be the only surfaces left in five years

  • Reply 69 of 86
    The team will be losers - both on and off the court.
  • Reply 70 of 86
    Absolutely petty.
  • Reply 71 of 86

    Yep - this is how you "build a winner", Baldmore.


    And, as a courtesy, Microsoft will only use the Clippers Dancers in future Surface ads...

  • Reply 72 of 86
    Stopping people from using certain products would actually increase their desire to use it more. If the products are good people will flock to it. There's no reason to enforce guidelines unless there's some sponsorship deals or contracts involved.
  • Reply 73 of 86
    Funny guy now he'll have to hire a full IT team to fix the piece of C____
  • Reply 74 of 86

    Near impossible to tell multi-millionaire athlete's what phone, tablet, headphones they can use. Especially since no one has ever tried to control that aspect of their life, ever... not a good way to bring in free agents. Not many want to play for some dictator controlling owner, when they can make big money elsewhere.


    Next thing he's going to hand out brown Zune's from his garage and not allow any other mp3 player.

  • Reply 75 of 86
    Pretty nice dividend returns on $15 billion in stock.
  • Reply 76 of 86
    Yeah, you do that, Ballmer.
  • Reply 77 of 86
    The ex mircosoft Steve CEO is asshole. So I don't like him. The government are spying the people with windows phone and tablets.
  • Reply 78 of 86
    Ballmer knows nothing about basketball and thinks he knows more about software/hardware than he does. He should just sit back in his suite and let the people who know what's up do their jobs.
  • Reply 79 of 86

    iPad-like tools for everyone :D

  • Reply 80 of 86
    After reading the article, all I can see is the monkey boy will be ensuring the clippers as a team/corporate entity will use windows products. Nothing about banning people from having their own personal items not used for team/work purposes.
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