Hell Bent

Ballmer: "We are hell-bent to absolutely become a powerhouse in the ad business." (Infoweek) With deals from Digg (an FM partner, and now, FM is partnering with Microsoft), and EA, as well as buying AdECN and aQuantive, it's clear we're out of the "playing around" phase and into the…

Carrier

Ballmer:

“We are hell-bent to absolutely become a powerhouse in the ad business.” (Infoweek)

With deals from Digg (an FM partner, and now, FM is partnering with Microsoft), and EA, as well as buying AdECN and aQuantive, it’s clear we’re out of the “playing around” phase and into the “we’re not f*cking around” phase.

The aircraft carrier is turning, Mountain View….

Author: John Battelle

A founder of NewCo (current CEO), sovrn (Chair), Federated Media, Web 2 Summit, The Industry Standard, Wired. Author, investor, board member (Acxiom, Sovrn, NewCo), bike rider, yoga practitioner.

6 thoughts on “Hell Bent”

  1. YES! MS is again hell bent!
    Whoopee!

    Can anyone say ZUNE! XBOX! VISTA!

    This bloated pile of rotting flesh and overwhelming stupidity is again hell bent!

    Yawn…..more failure.

    When will the shareholders profit?

    MSFT is starting to look like an excellent short.

  2. Now if content creators can make decent advertising dollars by creating video content as opposed to using video content to make money from being web publishers.

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