Microsoft via Twitter: No Ballmer for WWDC!

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Microsoft CEO Steve BallmerDespite one analyst’s prediction, Microsoft said Thursday that CEO Steve Ballmer (seen giving a thumb up to the left) will not be appearing at Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference in June.

As we reported earlier on Thursday, Global Equities Research analyst Trip Chowdhry said in a research note that Mr. Ballmer would appear at this year’s WWDC to announce that developers will be able to compile native iPhone apps with Microsoft’s Visual Studio.

In a Twitter post first noticed by our friends at The Loop, Microsoft said that this was not to be. More specifically, the company took the opportunity to clear up any other possible rumors: “Steve Ballmer not speaking at Apple Dev Conf. Nor appearing on Dancing with the Stars. Nor riding in the Belmont. Just FYI.”

Mr. Chowdry had hedged his bets by saying that if Mr. Ballmer couldn’t appear, the company’s server and tools business manager, Bob Muglia, would appear in his stead. While that may or may not be the case, as of this writing, Mr. Muglia is also not scheduled to appear on Dancing with the Stars.

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3 Comments

Intruder

Based upon his previous statements about the iPhone and iPod, there is no way he would be humble enough to attend anything related to Apple. While Bill Gates could (and often did) admit that Apple does some good work, Ballmer treats Apple with utter disdain. To his peril, I might add.

b0wz3r

Why would he bother?  Monkey-boy would be so far out of his intellectual league by even the most green interns at WWDC that his stupidity would outshine a supernova!

Is it any wonder M$ is the new Roman Empire of the technology world?  Nero Ballmer fiddling while the city burns.

WetcoastBob

There is no point to Ballmer showing up.  Microsoft is about the boring enterprise and its IT hierarchy.

Apple Inc is about innovation and there is little of this at Microsoft.

Ballmer, at best a second hand car salesman, will be totally out of his league.

b0wz3r:  you got it right.

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