Ballmer said the Nokia buy was the hardest strategic decision he made as boss, speaking at Oxford’s Said Business School
Campaign UK, in partnership with the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival, has published the first Cannes Report, which gives the complete official rankings from the festival for the first time. The 172-page publication lists the agencies, cities, countries and media that won the most awards, and includes a full list of this year's winners. The report also includes summaries of key presentations by Kofi Annan, Bob Geldof, Spike Lee, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Google CEO Eric Schmidt and other big-name speakers.
Steve Ballmer (pictured), CEO, Microsoft Corporation will be honoured with the Media Person of the Year Award at the 56th Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival.The honour pays tribute to a prominent personality who is an influential figure in the development of today's media landscape, which ultimately plays an integral part in shaping the future of the advertising industry.
Yahoo! has reported a nearly fourfold increase in net income to $542m (£272.6m), due solely to gains from its share in Chinese portal AliBaba.
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