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VC Roger McNamee slams Android's 'profitless prosperity'

"The threat to Apple is that they forget their power and success comes from selling hardware. If Android gets too much unit volume, it's a mistake," McNamee says.

By December 12, 2012


McNamee's 'Beyond Social' talk (photos)

At the Always On Silicon Valley Innovation Summit, investor Roger McNamee spells out how mobile wins--and Google loses.

9 Images By July 28, 2011


McNamee says behavior on Facebook IPO is 'criminal'

The tech investor takes the Nasdaq stock exchange and Morgan Stanley to task on Bloomberg TV over the dissapoint opening day.

By July 12, 2012


Roger McNamee: Apps will rescue Web from Google

At a Silicon Valley conference, the often-hyperbolic Roger McNamee explains how the app experience spells danger to indexed search. And by that he means Google.

By July 28, 2011


Palm distances itself from investor's boasting

Elevation Partners' Roger McNamee is a smart man, but his comments regarding Palm's Pre smartphone have forced the company to disavow its lead investor.

By March 10, 2009


Leahy's perennial data privacy bill gets another shot

In the wake of the Target stores' credit card hack, Sen. Patrick Leahy reintroduces a data privacy and protection law that he's wanted Congress to pass since 2005.

By January 8, 2014


Microsoft CEO identifies new business models

During a conversation at the Churchill Club moderated by Roger McNamee of Elevation Partners Ballmer outlined three new business models that he says will provide the framework as his company takes on its wide range of competitors. Ballmer focused on how his company is preparing to take on Google in the ad space.

November 1, 2007


Ballmer: MSBlast hits home

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer tells a packed house at Silicon Valley's Churchill Club how "terrible" he felt at hearing the news of MSBlast. In conversation with Roger McNamee, Co-founder and Managing Director of Silver Lake Partners and Integral Capital Partners, Ballmer talks openly about emerging markets, Linux and stock options and has compliments for Google, Apple and IBM.

November 1, 2007


Ballmer looks out at the next 5 years

At a Churchill Club event in Santa Clara, Calif., Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer tells moderator Roger McNamee of Elevation Partners there will be no overnight transformations but that his company is persistent and will offer healthy competition in the ad space. When asked about whether there is anything about Google that makes him think they're nuts, he says "yes".

November 1, 2007