Ballmer Says Bill Didn't Like Smartphones

Steve Ballmer was recently interviewed by Bloomberg and he talked about his time at Microsoft and how the push into mobile cause a bit of a strain between himself and Bill Gates. Bill wanted to stay software strong, while Steve wanted to ride the curve into the mobile era. In the end, their delay meant Microsoft got in too late and they've never been able to capture much market. More details at the link below.

"There was a fundamental disagreement about how important it was to be in the hardware business," Ballmer said. "I had pushed Surface. The board had been a little -- little reluctant in supporting it. And then things came to a climax around what to do about the phone business."

Source: Bloomberg