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j. allard


If nothing else, Microsoft's keeping business consultants busy

So Steve Ballmer announces a reorganization to bring more focus to Microsoft. It's almost an annual event.

By July 11, 2013


Meet the design guru trying to make Windows Phone relevant

Former Nike designer Albert Shum joined Microsoft five years ago to infuse design thinking into the software giant's product development process.

By April 8, 2013


Steven Sinofsky: Microsoft's controversial Mr. Windows 8

The software giant asked the exec to deliver a new, quality operating system and do it on time. This week, we'll find out if his sharp elbows and turf fighting were worth it.

By October 21, 2012


Former Microsoft Courier team members launch iPad apps

Former execs associated with the nixed Courier dual-screen tablet project are resurfacing at companies doing Courier-inspired apps for Apple's tablet.

By March 29, 2012


The iPad app that will remind you of Microsoft's old Courier project

Apple approves Tapose, a content creation app inspired by the features offered by Microsoft's canceled Courier tablet.

By March 27, 2012


Reporters' Roundtable episode 100: 11 predictions for 11/11/11

Special guest Tom Merritt joins Rafe Needleman on the 100th episode of the Roundtable to argue over 11 tech predictions for the next 11 years.

By November 11, 2011


How Windows 8 KO'd the innovative Courier tablet

There was plenty of innovation in Microsoft's ill-fated Courier tablet. The project ultimately died when Microsoft decided to bet solely on Windows for tablet computing.

By November 2, 2011


How Bill Gates killed Microsoft's iPad rival

Remember Courier, the dual-screen Microsoft tablet? Here's the story of how it was abandoned.

By November 1, 2011


The inside story of how Microsoft killed its Courier tablet

Microsoft's decision to cancel its innovative Courier tablet computer a year and a half ago reverberates today, as the software giant plots strategy to catch the market-leading iPad.

By November 1, 2011


Scoop: Microsoft closes consumer skunkworks unit

The software giant shuts Pioneer Studios, a group created to breathe creativity into the design process of the company's consumer electronics offerings.

By May 19, 2011