Ballmer says Microsoft can survive crisis
While the technology industry is not immune to the troubles facing the
U.S economy, it is positioned to weather a
downturn, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said in a talk last week in
"As I travel and talk to people in the industry, I would say given the
current circumstances, people still see a certain
buoyancy in the market," he said.
Ballmer said the industry is global, shielding it in part from the
crisis in the United States. In addition, he said, the
consumer side of the market has been less hard hit than the business
Ballmer spoke at the Churchill Club's annual dinner, moderated by
venture capitalist Ann Winblad.