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Clippers’ season of high hopes ends with a disastrous loss to Nuggets in Game 7

Montrezl Harrell #5 of the LA Clippers drives to the basket over Mason Plumlee #7 of the Denver Nuggets during the second quarter in Game Seven of the Western Conference Second Round during the 2020 NBA Playoffs at AdventHealth Arena at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on September 15, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images) Kawhi Leonard #2 of the LA Clippers drives the ball against Monte Morris #11 of the Denver Nuggets during the fourth quarter i...
Tags: Sports, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Steve Ballmer, Nba, Miami, Espn, Denver, Southern California, Douglas, Oklahoma City, Paul George, George, Nuggets


Clippers secure land for $1.8 billion arena in Inglewood, open wait list for season tickets

The Los Angeles Clippers received final approval from the Inglewood City Council on Tuesday for a $1.8 billion basketball arena and will move forward with construction next year near the site of the city’s new NFL stadium. The project is slated to break ground next summer and open in time for the start of the 2024-25 NBA season. The team’s owners are so confident in their timeline they opened a wait list for season tickets and “other arena experiences.” Murphy’s Bowl, the developer backed by Cli...
Tags: News, NFL, Los Angeles, City, Sport, Soccer, Steve Ballmer, Nba, City Council, Local News, Los-angeles-clippers, Federal Aviation Administration, Lax, Madison Square Garden, LA Clippers, Inglewood


The richest people in America, ranked

Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters The 16 richest Americans in the Bloomberg Billionaires Index and Forbes Billionaires List are collectively worth more than $1 trillion. While tech moguls continue to dominate the top ranks, inherited wealth, like in the Walton family, also makes a strong appearance in the list.The four richest people in America are also the richest people in the world.On August 31, Elon Musk became the third-richest person in the world after Tesla stock split, causing shares to sha...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Board of Directors, Money, Microsoft, Washington Post, Life, Stanford, India, Satya Nadella


A history of the 30-year feud between Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, whose love-hate relationship spurred the success of Microsoft and Apple (MSFT, AAPL)

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates and Apple cofounder Steve Jobs began building their companies right around the same time, and it was a natural catalyst for their rivalry.  While the two founders had periods of civility, at other times, they were at each other's throats.  Jobs insulted Gates' taste and imagination, while Gates once described Jobs as "weirdly flawed as a human being." But the two execs appeared to get along better later in life, and when Jobs died in 2011, Gates said that they "s...
Tags: Apple, Elon Musk, Jobs, Microsoft, Mac, Steve Jobs, Washington, Trends, Macintosh, Xerox, Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer, Playboy, Bill, Pbs, Jeff Bezos


Microsoft-TikTok: On Global ambitions, Geopolitics, IPO plans, Big Tech and the splinternet

It’s official: Microsoft is in talks to buy the TikTok business from ByteDance in four countries: the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. This comes a day after US President Donald Trump told reporters on-board Air Force One that “As far as TikTok is concerned, we’re banning them from the United States”. President Trump was not in favor of a US company buying Tiktok, but and was considering an executive order to ban it. However, as per Microsoft’s statement (reproduced in full belo...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, UK, News, Supreme Court, Microsoft, China, India, Satya Nadella, US, Social Media, Linkedin, Eu, Bloomberg, United States, United Kingdom


NRA-ILA: Everytown Continues Billionaire Fundraising

Billionaire hoplophobe and soda-hater Michael Bloomberg teams up with other billionares to force their will upon the American public. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- News broke this week that former Microsoft CEO and current owner of the Los Angeles Clippers NBA franchise, Steve Ballmer, has donated $7 million dollars to Michael Bloomberg’s gun control umbrella group, Everytown for Gun Safety. Put another way, a tech and sports titan reportedly worth over $72 billion is giving a media tita...
Tags: Guns, Microsoft, Steve Ballmer, Washington State, Michael Bloomberg, IMG, Ballmer, Los Angeles Clippers NBA, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA


No Taylor Today, but SoFi continues to rise

Today — Saturday, July 25 — should have been a day for Inglewood to rock out, roll open the doors and show off SoFi Stadium. Stop the music, sayeth the pandemic: Amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, popczarina Taylor Swift was forced to to cancel her opening-day performance at the $5 billion palace on Prairie Avenue, a sky’s-the-limit project all knotted up in the dreams of two pro football teams and their fans, scores of developers and investors and a city dreaming of economic revitalization. N...
Tags: Business, News, Taylor Swift, California, White House, Sports, Sacramento, Sport, Ap, Things To Do, West, Soccer, Dallas Cowboys, Steve Ballmer, Nba, Chargers


No Taylor Swift, but SoFi Stadium continues to rise

Today — Saturday, July 25 — should have been a day for Inglewood to rock out, roll open the doors and show off SoFi Stadium. Stop the music, sayeth the pandemic: Amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, popczarina Taylor Swift was forced to to cancel her opening-day performance at the $5 billion palace on Prairie Avenue, a sky’s-the-limit project all knotted up in the dreams of two pro football teams and their fans, scores of developers and investors and a city dreaming of economic revitalization. N...
Tags: News, Taylor Swift, California, White House, Sacramento, Sport, Ap, West, Soccer, Dallas Cowboys, Steve Ballmer, Nba, Chargers, Associated Press, Kansas City Chiefs, Donald Trump


Inglewood approves environmental impact report for Clippers’ new arena

Construction of an arena for the Los Angeles Clippers in Inglewood cleared a key hurdle Tuesday, July 21, with the City Council unanimously approving its environmental impact report. Related links Have Rams tickets? Team is canceling them and offering new options Whicker: Will SoFi Stadium be The Last Manse in sports? Los Angeles makes its World Cup 2026 host pitch Inglewood’s James Butts hands over reins of Metro board to LA’s Eric Garcetti PETA says new Clippers arena in Inglewood will b...
Tags: Business, News, California, La, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Development, Soccer, Forum, Basketball, Steve Ballmer, Nba, NHL, City Council, Peta


A startup CEO and ex-Microsoftie shares the 'unbelievable' moment Satya Nadella changed Microsoft: 'We're not in Kansas anymore' (MSFT)

Microsoft was once notorious for cutthroat competition and prioritizing its Windows operating system over the rest of the company. Former CEO Steve Ballmer once even called competing operating system Linux a "cancer." Current CEO Satya Nadella changed that sentiment early on in his tenure in a moment longtime Microsoft veteran Joe Duffy told Business Insider was an "unbelievable, 'we're not in Kansas anymore'" moment. Nadella's leadership of the company will be under a microscope this week as ...
Tags: Apple, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Trends, Steve Ballmer, Kansas, Signal, Duffy, Joe Duffy, Nadella, Ballmer, Satya, Ashley Stewart, Azure Microsoft, Facebook Gaming, Microsoft Duffy


Meet 14 top Microsoft execs and other power players who left the company since Satya Nadella took over as CEO — and where they are now (MSFT)

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has helped transform the company into a $1.6 trillion cloud powerhouse. Part of that effort included cultivating new talent, even as much of Microsoft's old guard departed for greener pastures. Business Insider compiled a list of 14 of the most significant executive departures since Nadella took over as CEO – and what those executives are doing now.  Business Insider has been exploring the cultural change led by Nadella within Microsoft since he became CEO in Februa...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Nordstrom, Microsoft, Washington, Ebay, China, Nokia, Satya Nadella, Cortana, Trends, Linkedin, Hillary Clinton, Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer, Microsoft Office


Clippers owner Ballmer closes $400M deal to buy The Forum

Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer on Monday completed his purchase of The Forum from Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. for $400 million. Newly created Forum Entertainment LLC will continue operating the building that opened in 1967 as a concert venue. The current management team will remain in place and report to Gillian Zucker, president of business operations for the Clippers.
Tags: News, Sports, Steve Ballmer, Los Angeles Clippers, Clippers, Ballmer, Gillian Zucker, Forum Entertainment LLC, Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp


Clippers’ purchase of the Forum becomes official

The owners of the Los Angeles Clippers completed their purchase of The Forum concert venue in Inglewood on Monday for $400 million as part of a settlement agreement with Madison Square Garden Co. The Clippers’ owners will continue to operate the Forum — the former home of the Los Angeles Lakers and Kings — as a music venue and have offered to hire all of current employees, according to a press release from the team Monday. The settlement, announced in March, ended a years-long legal war that thr...
Tags: Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Forum, Steve Ballmer, Nba, Chargers, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, MSG, Madison Square Garden, Inglewood, Clippers, Los Angeles Rams, Zucker


Former Sun Micro CEO Scott McNealy, known for his provocative quotes, says Trump is doing a 'spectacular job' amid the coronavirus crisis. That's not how many tech experts see it.

Scott McNealy, former CEO of Sun Microsystems who was famous for his provocative statements, praised President Trump's handling of the coronavirus crisis saying, "He's doing a spectacular job." McNealy also said he is glad a business leader is in charge, arguing that, "The worst CEO is 1,000 times better than the best politician." McNealy also expressed concerns about the duration of the shelter-in-place policy in California where he lives, arguing it could lead to the erosion of individual ri...
Tags: Apple, New York, Hollywood, Microsoft, California, Stanford, White House, New York City, US, Trends, Bill Gates, Larry Ellison, Steve Ballmer, Peter Thiel, US Senate, Silicon Valley


Ballmer to buy Forum, clearing way for new Clippers arena

Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is buying the Forum for $400 million, ending the billionaire's legal fight with the Madison Square Garden Company and clearing the way to build a new arena for his NBA team down the street in Inglewood, California. Ballmer, the former Microsoft executive, and Clippers vice chairman Dennis Wong are making the transaction through CAPSS LLC, a newly formed entity that will continue to operate the Forum as a live music venue. ''This is an unp...
Tags: News, Microsoft, Sports, Steve Ballmer, Nba, Los Angeles Clippers, Clippers, Madison Square Garden Company, Inglewood California, Ballmer, Dennis Wong, CAPSS LLC


Clippers owner Steve Ballmer donates millions during coronavirus outbreak

Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is pitching in to help communities weather the coronavirus outbreak, both in L.A. and elsewhere. The Ballmer Group contributed $250,000 to the Los Angeles County Office of Education to help distribute food and resources such as diapers, formula, cleaning and medical supplies, and to provide for online/distance learning and communications to needy students and their families, LACOE announced Thursday. The same day, the Ballmer Group joined the Anthony and Jeanne Pritz...
Tags: Matthew Mcconaughey, Microsoft, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Steve Ballmer, Nba, NHL, Staples Center, Anthony, Lakers, Adam Silver, United Way, Clippers, Los Angeles Unified School District, Bloomberg Billionaires Index


The strange love-hate relationship between Bill Gates and Steve Jobs (MSFT, AAPL)

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates and Apple cofounder Steve Jobs began building their companies right around the same time, and it was a natural catalyst for their rivalry.  While the two founders had periods of civility, at other times, they were at each other's throats.  Jobs insulted Gates' taste and imagination, while Gates once described Jobs as "weirdly flawed as a human being." But the two execs appeared to get along better later in life, and when Jobs died in 2011, Gates said that they "s...
Tags: Apple, Elon Musk, Jobs, Microsoft, Mac, Steve Jobs, Washington, Trends, Macintosh, Xerox, Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer, Playboy, Bill, Pbs, Jeff Bezos


Meet 13 significant execs who left Microsoft under Satya Nadella as the old guard departed – and find out what they're doing now (MSFT)

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has helped transform the company into a trillion-dollar cloud powerhouse. Part of that effort included cultivating new talent, even as much of Microsoft's old guard departed for greener pastures. Business Insider compiled a list of 13 of the most significant executive departures since Nadella took over as CEO – and what those executives are doing now.  Business Insider has been exploring the cultural change led by Nadella within Microsoft since he became CEO in Febr...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Nordstrom, Microsoft, Washington, Ebay, China, Nokia, Satya Nadella, Cortana, Trends, Linkedin, Hillary Clinton, Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer, Microsoft Office


CASE STUDY: How Satya Nadella overhauled Microsoft's cutthroat culture and turned it into a trillion-dollar 'growth mindset' company

Microsoft is a trillion-dollar company thanks largely to a culture shift led by Satya Nadella. Since Nadella became CEO in 2014, he's encouraged the entire company to adopt a growth mindset, or the belief that skills are developed through hard work and challenges are opportunities to learn. Before Nadella took over, Microsoft was characterized by competition between teams and between individual employees. Now, in keeping with a growth mindset, Microsoft evaluates employees' performance based p...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Taylor Swift, Microsoft, Stanford, Nokia, Satya Nadella, US, Trends, Paul Allen, Xbox, Steve Ballmer, Pentagon, Salesforce, Pacific Ocean


Ballmer Reportedly Close To Buying The Forum From MSG, Removing Barrier To New Clippers Arena

Steve Ballmer, owner of the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers, is close to a deal to buy The Forum from Madison Square Garden Co (NYSE: MSG), according to an ESPN report. The purchase would eliminate one of the main obstacles to Ballmer's effort to build a new arena for the Clippers. The current Forum owner, MSG — which also owns the league's New York Knicks — has been in a long-running legal battle to prevent the Clippers from building a new arena near The Forum, in Inglewood near Los A...
Tags: News, Steve Ballmer, Nba, Espn, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks, MSG, Inglewood, Clippers, Ballmer, New Clippers Arena, Madison Square Garden Co NYSE


Report: Clippers’ owner in advanced talks to buy The Forum

LOS ANGELES — Clippers owner Steve Ballmer reportedly is in advanced negotiations to purchase The Forum in Inglewood from the Madison Square Garden Company, according to ESPN. Such an acquisition would move the Clippers a significant step closer to constructing their own arena in the city. MSG, which also owns the New York Knicks, has been waging a legal battle with  Inglewood and Ballmer, who purchased the Clippers for $2 billion in 2014, for almost two years over the team’s plans to build a ne...
Tags: California, La, Sports, NFL, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Steve Ballmer, Nba, Philadelphia, Espn, NHL, Staples Center, New York Knicks, Gavin Newsom, Lakers


From Elon Musk to Tim Cook, here's where the world's most influential tech founders and CEOs went to college — and what they studied

College is where many figure out what they're actually interested in and determine the career they want to pursue. We researched the degrees and schools attended by well-known tech CEOs, many of whom launched their companies or landed on the idea for their first startup while studying at college. Here's where 52 CEOs and founders in the tech industry went to school, and what they studied. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. For new college students, choosing a major can feel l...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Elon Musk, Cook, Sweden, Maryland, Microsoft, Yahoo, Mba, Stanford, India, Satya Nadella, Trends


Read the email Satya Nadella sent to Microsoft employees on his first day as CEO: 'Our industry does not respect tradition — it only respects innovation' (MSFT)

Satya Nadella took over as Microsoft CEO six years ago on Feb. 4, 2014. He's generally credited with refocusing the company on the cloud computing market, taking it out of a long period of stagnation and turning it into the leading rival to the market-dominating Amazon Web Services. On his first day at Microsoft, this transformation was uncertain, as the company was reeling from its failures in the smartphone industry as it tried to stay relevant in a shrinking PC market.  "Our industry does n...
Tags: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Nokia, Satya Nadella, Trends, Steve Ballmer, Bill, Oscar Wilde, Amazon Web Services, Steve, John Thompson, Jim Edwards, Nadella, Ballmer, Satya Nadella Microsoft


CEO Satya Nadella says that no single Microsoft product is more important than the company's overall mission: 'There's no such thing as a canonical business' (MSFT)

Microsoft was once known for prioritizing Windows and Office over the rest of the company. That changed under Satya Nadella, under has led Microsoft with the philosophy that noi single product is more important than Microsoft's mission. Nadella explained his philosophy during an earnings call this week: "There's no such thing as a canonical business." Click here to read more BI Prime stories Under CEO Steve Ballmer, Microsoft was notorious for prioritizing its Windows and Office businesses ov...
Tags: Apple, Google, Taylor Swift, Microsoft, Office, Satya Nadella, Trends, Salesforce, Amazon Web Services, Nadella, Ballmer, Linux Microsoft, Nucleus Research, Seth Lippincott, Steve Ballmer Microsoft


Inside ‘Bedlam,’ a card game created by a Microsoft employee all about what it’s like to work there — including all the inside jokes and daily frustrations (MSFT)

A Microsoft employee developed a "Cards Against Humanity"-style game for company insiders and fans alike, called "Bedlam." The game was created in 2014 and has since been played by an estimated 10,000 people, often in Microsoft team events. You can download it for free, too, if you want to play it. The game's creator – 20-year Microsoft veteran and creator of Microsoft's "unofficial mascot" ninjacat KC Lemson – shared cards from the latest edition with Business Insider. Lemson estimates she's ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Nokia, Satya Nadella, Trends, Steve Ballmer, Seattle, Bing, Cards Against Humanity, Microsoft Research, Redmond, Tay, Google Bing, Ballmer, Devices Group


Heisler: Steph Curry changed the way the game’s played, LeBron James changed the system

Thinking in decades as we step way back to see who and what happened in the NBA and why: Ten years ago … LeBron James, once the most-hyped teen in the game’s history, was 25, an Akron, Ohio native seemingly set with his hometown team in nearby Cleveland … a year from leaving as the most notorious free agent of all time as his fans papered over his billboards and burned his merchandise. Kobe Bryant was 31, en route to his fifth title that spring – one more than Shaquille O’Neal, he would note – s...
Tags: Sport, Indiana, Soccer, Spurs, Michael Jordan, Steve Ballmer, Nba, Dallas, Miami, Tim Duncan, Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Cleveland, Baltimore, Memphis, Curry


Heisler: NBA enters a prosperous new era – here’s why

Thinking in decades as we step way back to see who and what happened in the NBA and why: Ten years ago … LeBron James, once the most-hyped teen in the game’s history, was 25, an Akron, Ohio native seemingly set with his hometown team in nearby Cleveland … a year from leaving as the most notorious free agent of all time as his fans papered over his billboards and burned his merchandise. Kobe Bryant was 31, en route to his fifth title that spring – one more than Shaquille O’Neal, he would note – s...
Tags: Sport, Indiana, Soccer, Spurs, Michael Jordan, Steve Ballmer, Nba, Dallas, Miami, Tim Duncan, Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Cleveland, Baltimore, Memphis, Curry


This is the question Satya Nadella asks himself to guide how he runs Microsoft (MSFT)

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella asks himself "If Microsoft disappeared tomorrow, will anybody miss us?" and whether the "core sensibility" Microsoft represents would be lost. Nadella told reporters on Monday he's rethinking the meaning of the company's mission statement with that question in mind. He's determined that the company's "core sensibility" is thinking about business as people and institutions, rather than as either consumers or enterprises. This blurring of the lines between consumer an...
Tags: New York, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Trends, Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer, Nadella, Microsoft Microsoft, Ballmer, Nicholas Carlson


Clippers leaning on Patrick Beverley as a point man

LOS ANGELES — The Clippers are 5-5 in games that Kawhi Leonard misses. And they’re 4-4 when Patrick Beverley isn’t on the court. After Beverley missed three consecutive games with a sprained right wrist, his presence on the court clearly was appreciated in Sunday’s 135-132 victory over the New York Knicks. The 6-foot-1 guard delivered his usual energy and characteristic instigation, goading Marcus Morris into a technical foul — one of four first-half techs assessed to increasingly irked Knicks p...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Steve Ballmer, Nba, NHL, Rivers, James Dolan, Memphis, Staples Center, Rajon Rondo, Steve, New York Knicks, Pat, Knicks


A look back at 10 years of CES

So, here we are on the eve of CES 2020 — the supersized buffet of an annual consumer electronics show in Las Vegas, where we not only get a sneak peek of what to expect from tech companies this year, but also to take the pulse of how people are responding to what’s out there. CES is all about “the future,” and we’ll be here this week covering all the big stories and themes. But what about the past? In the spirit of 2020 hindsight, here are some of the most notable headlines and trends of last 10...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Spotify, Microsoft, China, Nokia, US, Samsung, Tech, Ces, Verizon Wireless, Netflix, Ford