Ballmer is still Bing on the money since parting ways with Bill ...

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Ballmer is still Bing on the money since parting ways with Bill Gates

The former Microsoft chief executive was never likely to retire quietly

James Titcomb

Steve Ballmer is hunched over an iPhone, punching letters into the browser’s search box. We are well over the time allotted for our interview and I am starting to grow nervous that Ballmer, who sticks to a strict schedule, will be whisked away before my photographer has time for the shoot.

“What do you use, do you use Bing or Google?” he asks, interrogating the PR representative whose phone he is gripping as he searches for an old quote he is fond of.

When she concedes that the phone defaults to Google’s search engine, he exhales: “I always find it on Bing!”..

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