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October 26, 2000 | ADAM GELLER, ASSOCIATED PRESS
The creator of Lotus Notes is back in business, unveiling long-awaited software designed to unlock more of the Internet's potential by allowing people to communicate and collaborate in a variety of new ways. Software developer Ray Ozzie's new platform, called Groove, links selected groups of co-workers, customers or friends in real time, without the need for a central computer server.
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June 1, 2010 | By David Sarno, Los Angeles Times
When Ray Ozzie, the creator of Lotus Notes, was hired by Bill Gates to be Microsoft Corp.'s chief technical officer five years ago, he warned his new colleagues that the software giant needed to adapt to the Internet — or else. But the company that brought personal computing to the masses in the 1980s and '90s has gone hitless in recent years, and last week it was surpassed by longtime rival Apple Inc. as the world's biggest technology company in stock market value. With no competitive smart phone or tablet computer — and with its Bing search engine slow to gain traction — Microsoft has struggled to keep pace with surging rivals Apple and Google Inc. The company last week also announced the departure of two veteran executives who led efforts to develop its forthcoming smart phones.
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June 1, 2010 | By David Sarno, Los Angeles Times
When Ray Ozzie, the creator of Lotus Notes, was hired by Bill Gates to be Microsoft Corp.'s chief technical officer five years ago, he warned his new colleagues that the software giant needed to adapt to the Internet — or else. But the company that brought personal computing to the masses in the 1980s and '90s has gone hitless in recent years, and last week it was surpassed by longtime rival Apple Inc. as the world's biggest technology company in stock market value. With no competitive smart phone or tablet computer — and with its Bing search engine slow to gain traction — Microsoft has struggled to keep pace with surging rivals Apple and Google Inc. The company last week also announced the departure of two veteran executives who led efforts to develop its forthcoming smart phones.
BUSINESS
June 17, 2006 | Dawn C. Chmielewski and Terril Yue Jones, Times Staff Writers
As Bill Gates begins the two-year process of cleaning out his desk at Microsoft Corp., the two men named to succeed him bring decidedly different experiences and personalities to the top technical jobs at the world's most powerful software company. The question: Whether Craig Mundie and Ray Ozzie can reshape computing the way Gates did.
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June 17, 2006 | Dawn C. Chmielewski and Terril Yue Jones, Times Staff Writers
As Bill Gates begins the two-year process of cleaning out his desk at Microsoft Corp., the two men named to succeed him bring decidedly different experiences and personalities to the top technical jobs at the world's most powerful software company. The question: Whether Craig Mundie and Ray Ozzie can reshape computing the way Gates did.
BUSINESS
October 28, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Microsoft Corp. unveiled a program called Windows Azure that stores and runs customers' data and programs in its computer-server farms, stepping up competition with Amazon.com Inc. and Google Inc. in software that is delivered over the Internet. Windows Azure makes it easier and cheaper for clients to manage their programs, Microsoft Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie said at a conference in Los Angeles.
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March 11, 2005 | From Associated Press
Microsoft Corp. said Thursday that it was acquiring Groove Networks Inc., whose software helps far-flung businesspeople collaborate. The company also will hire Groove founder and Chief Executive Ray Ozzie, a software veteran and co-creator of Lotus Notes. Ozzie will become one of three chief technical officers, focusing on communication and collaboration technology throughout the company's product lines. He will report directly to Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates.
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October 12, 1995 | JULIE PITTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lotus Development Corp.'s controversial chief executive, James P. Manzi, resigned abruptly Wednesday, just three months after the PC software pioneer was acquired by IBM Corp. Although Manzi had said at the time of the takeover that he would stay on to lead the company as a division of IBM, few in the software industry were surprised at his quick exit. Manzi denied there was any particular event that caused his departure.
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February 22, 2008 | Joseph Menn, Times Staff Writer
Trying to head off a European investigation of its business practices, Microsoft Corp. said Thursday that it would release an unprecedented amount of information about how its core products interact with other software developers' programs.
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November 9, 2005 | From Associated Press
The technology industry's shift to Internet-based software and services represents a massive and disruptive "sea change," Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates wrote to top-level executives in a memo aimed at rallying his troops against the new competitive threats the company faces. In an e-mail to top executives, dated Oct.
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October 26, 2000 | ADAM GELLER, ASSOCIATED PRESS
The creator of Lotus Notes is back in business, unveiling long-awaited software designed to unlock more of the Internet's potential by allowing people to communicate and collaborate in a variety of new ways. Software developer Ray Ozzie's new platform, called Groove, links selected groups of co-workers, customers or friends in real time, without the need for a central computer server.
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August 5, 2005 | Terril Yue Jones, Times Staff Writer
The world's biggest software company went shopping at the world's biggest retailer for a new chief operating officer. Microsoft Corp. said Thursday that it had hired Kevin Turner, who as president of Sam's Club led a turnaround of the warehouse chain, a unit of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Turner, who worked his way up from cashier, also served as Wal-Mart's chief information officer. The 40-year-old executive will fill a job that had been open for three years.
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September 21, 2005 | From Associated Press
Microsoft Corp. is reorganizing its corporate structure and giving one of its newest executives broader powers in an effort to better compete against its rivals, including Google Inc. and Yahoo Inc. The changes announced Tuesday also were designed to respond to criticism that the company had become weighed down by bureaucracy, leading to communication problems and product delays. Microsoft said it planned to move toward more Internet-based service offerings.
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