Featured Articles

Apple announces its Apple Watch

Apple announces its Apple Watch

Apple has finally unveiled its eagerly awaited smartwatch and surprisingly it has dropped the "i" from the brand, calling it simply…

More...
Skylake 14nm announced

Skylake 14nm announced

Kirk B. Skaugen, Senior Vice President General Manager, PC Client Group has showcased Skylake, Intel’s second generation 14nm architecture.

More...
Apple officially announces 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus

Apple officially announces 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus

The day has finally come and it appears that most rumors were actually spot on as Apple has now officially unveiled…

More...
CEO: Intel on target for 40m tablets

CEO: Intel on target for 40m tablets

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich just kicked off the IDF 2014 keynote and it started with a phone avatar, some Katy Perry…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Friday, 01 October 2010 13:16

Microsoft CEO’s bonus cut in half

Written by Nedim Hadzic
microsoft

Now he can’t get that spaceship he always wanted
Steve Ballmer, the man that surely needs no introduction has managed to let slip half of his maximum possible bonus by making a few wrong moves. Namely, it was the Kin fiasco and failure to move fast enough to answer Apple’s iPad.  

Needless to say that the competition hasn’t quite been shaking in fear from Kin, but the other reason for the bonus cut ended up being quite important, if not even more. The company called it failure to take advantage of new form factors, which in Microsoft’s book probably means - why didn’t we nick that idea as well?

So, the “poor guy’s” bonus could’ve been anywhere from 0% to 200% of his paycheck, but he ended up getting “only” a 100%, amounting to $670,000 of “poorness”. Strangely enough, this happened despite the fact that he managed to hit record $62.5 billion in sales by launching new Windows and Office and with his efforts in cloud computing and gaming field.

More here.

Last modified on Friday, 01 October 2010 13:23

Nedim Hadzic

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments