Steve Ballmer

Ex-Microsoft CEO Ballmer on GOP tax reform: Middle-class families will be better off

Former Microsoft CEO and LA Clippers owner Steve Ballmer’s latest project is USAFacts, a non-profit organization designed to keep the government on its toes by shedding a light on how it’s truly spending taxpaper money.<p>Ballmer weighed in on how the Republican tax plan will potentially impact …

Social Justice

For a prominent California consumer group and savvy political consultants, documents reveal a close financial relationship

If there’s a clear mantra for Consumer Watchdog, one of California’s most visible and vocal advocacy groups, it’s that hidden financial relationships shouldn’t shape politics and public policy.<p>The Santa Monica-based nonprofit has spent more than three decades reprimanding politicians and interest …

Corruption

LA Clippers vs Phoenix Suns

Event Info<p>Follow<p>First 10,000 fans in attendance will receive a CLIPPERS HOLIDAY SCARF Presented by Kia<p>Follow<p>tickets<p>Select from our great ticket …

Basketball

Apple Preparing To Stop Selling Music Through iTunes

There are indications, coming from Apple staffers who have leaked information, that the company is planning to shift their entire music business away …

Microsoft

Satya Nadella wishes Microsoft had got into the public cloud business sooner

• Amazon announced its core computing and storage resources two years before Microsoft did.<br>• Nadella cited Jeff Bezos when asked who he most looks up to …

Microsoft

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Boogie, Z-Bo reach out and punch someone

<i>The NBA has started a new hotline for its players to talk about the officials. It’s a phone number they can call to express concerns and complaints</i> …

Sports

Is the NBA Destined to Catch NFL Fever?

Driving football diehards away from the NFL is a tall task, but this season proved to be up to the challenge. The chaotic rate of nonsensical …

Culture

Microsoft may soon be worth $1 trillion

Take that, Apple and Google? One Wall Street analyst thinks that Microsoft could be worth $1 trillion by 2020 -- if not sooner.<p>Evercore ISI analyst Kirk Materne made the prediction in a report last week. Materne and his team argue that Microsoft (MSFT) can hit the trillion dollar mark thanks to …

Business

Bitcoin is the S&P 500, Ethereum is the Russell 2000 and Litecoin is Yahoo

I sat on the trading desk of a large hedge fund on California Street in San Francisco in late 1998, contemplating our position in Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) …

Digital Currency

NHL to Seattle; Microsoft’s new cricket grounds; MLS Cup predictions; and more from the week in sports tech

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Sports Technology

Rumor: LeBron James and Nerlens Noel plotting teaming up, maybe with Lakers

Nerlens Noel looks unhappy in Dallas.<p>He rejected a contract from the Mavericks last summer that would have paid $17.5 annually to take his qualifying …

NBA

DeAndre Jordan's Decision to Hire Agent Has NBA Trying to Guess His Next Move

In the aftermath of clumsily changing his mind about signing with the Dallas Mavericks in 2015, DeAndre Jordan fired his agent. That was hardly the surprising part; his decision to leave the Los Angeles Clippers for Dallas, only to back out of the deal, was a train wreck from start to finish.<p>What …

Basketball

Are These Cheap Tech Laggards Worth a Buy?

These two technology stocks are cheap, but are they worth an investment?<p>Technology led the stock market out of the Great Recession. Since it …

Stocks

Mark Penn’s Stagwell Acquires Digital Marketing Agency Forward3D

The deal is the latest effort from the digital marketing investment group in its bid to shake up Madison Avenue<p>By<p>Lara O’Reilly<p>Lara O’Reilly<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@larakiara<p>lara.oreilly@wsj.com<p>Stagwell Group LLC, the digital marketing investment group founded by Mark Penn, a former Bill and …

Advertising

3 Risks Microsoft's Management Wants You to Know

Although new CEO Satya Nadella has put Microsoft's lost decade to rest, there are three concerns investors should be aware of.<p>It's a new era for</b> …

Stocks

What Do Tax Plans Mean For Federal Budget? Steve Ballmer Has an Answer

What Do Tax Plans Mean For Federal Budget? Steve Ballmer Has an Answer<p>Want to see how the House and Senate tax overhauls would reshape federal tax revenues and spending? Steve Ballmer has you covered.<p>The former Microsoft Corp. CEO's USAFacts project has modeled the legislation's effect on total …

Microsoft

Microsoft Regional Head Leading The Company Through A Digital Revolution

Microsoft was long known for founder Bill Gate’s vision of “a computer on every desk and in every home”. Today the software company can be said to …

Innovation

Stephen Curry out with sprained ankle, to be re-evaluated in “a couple of weeks”

When it happened, everyone knew it was bad. The video of Stephen Curry spraining his ankle is the kind of thing that makes everyone watching …

Basketball

Led by Kristaps Porzingis, Knicks leave circus behind, slowly move toward respectability

NEW YORK — Carmelo Anthony is in Oklahoma City, still trying to figure it all out with Russell Westbrook and Paul George. Phil Jackson is in Montana, …

NBA

What happened to LA's status as America's basketball city?

Both of the Los Angeles teams are struggling this season. But the long-term prognosis for the famous Lakers looks better than that of the Clippers<p>Sunday was another tough night for LA basketball. The Los Angeles Lakers’ losing streak increased to five games after the Houston Rockets blew them out …

Basketball

Knicks wanted another NBA legend to replace Phil Jackson

What could have been a worse scenario for Phil Jackson after he got canned by James Dolan in late June?<p>Having his bitter enemy Jerry West replace him.<p>…

NBA

Clippers at a crossroads with prospect of DeAndre Jordan trade

LOS ANGELES – Late Thursday night, as DeAndre Jordan walked toward the Staples Center parking lot and so many glum Clippers officials headed home, a fitting song blared in the background after their one-sided loss to the Utah Jazz.<p>“Don’t let the light go out, it’s lasted for so many years,” the …

NBA

14 Smart Habits That Will Make You a Better UX Designer

Create habits that to<p><b>Habits are fundamental in shaping our lives.</b> More than 40% of your daily actions are habits rather than decisions. They also …

UX Design

Austin Rivers Fined $25,000 for Cursing-Out ‘Fair Weather-A**’ Clippers Fan

Clippers combo guard Austin Rivers isn’t having a good week. Monday, Rivers rolled into teammate Blake Griffin’s leg while diving for a loose ball, …

Basketball

Nadella Focuses On Reshaping The Leadership Of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) After Taking Over As CEO

The stock of <b>Microsoft Corporation</b> <b>(NASDAQ:MSFT)</b> closed at $84.17 gaining 1.00% in yesterday’s trading session. This company has decided to boost the …

Microsoft

Clippers continue hard-luck ways

Blake Griffin’s injury just the latest blow to franchise.

Basketball

Austin Rivers to Clippers Fan: 'Shut the F**k Up'

LA Clippers guard Austin Rivers got into it with a fan sitting courtside Thursday night, ending the conversation by profanely telling the fan to shut …

Basketball

Doc Rivers has officially lost Clipper Darrell

These are dark days for the Los Angeles Clippers. They’ve lost 12 of 20 since their 4-0 start. They’ve lost Patrick Beverley for the rest of the …

Basketball

As Bitcoin Prices Soar, Cryptocurrency 'Unicorn' Coinbase Levels Up With a New Hire

As the price of Bitcoin zooms to its highest ever heights, the cryptocurrency’s most valuable startup is preparing for adulthood.<p>Coinbase, one of the …

Cryptocurrency

Austin Rivers explicitly threatens fairweather Clippers fan

Austin Rivers already wasn’t the most popular guy in Los Angeles, and the Clippers guard didn’t do himself any favors with a fan in the front row at …

Basketball