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Microsoft News Byte: Microsoft COO Kevin Turner Refuses to Lose

by Wochit 1:11 mins

Microsoft News Byte: Microsoft COO Kevin Turner Refuses to Lose

by Wochit 1:11 mins

If Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer had a twin brother, it would be his COO Kevin Turner. Like Ballmer, he stalks the stage like a hungry bear and verbally shakes the audience by the lapels into joining the war effort to beat the competition. Speaking at Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference in Houston before 15,000 attendees, Turner said: "We have high respect but no fear of competitors. ... We are doubling down and making sure we are fighting and evangelizing our story." Before Don Mattrick surprised everyone with the announcement that he was leaving Microsoft to join Zynga as its CEO, the former Xbox?boss was reportedly interested in acquiring the social gaming company. According to Bloomberg, Mattrick met with Zynga founder and then CEO Mark Pincus in 2010 about Microsoft potentially purchasing the company. Microsoft officials confirmed during the company's partner conference that they are on track to deliver Windows 8.1 by August 2013 to its PC and device partners

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