Microsoft to Give New Tablets, Phones to Employees


Microsoft will be giving its employees a new Surface RT tablet, a new Windows PC and a Windows Phone 8 device, company chief Steve Ballmer revealed at Microsoft’s annual employee meeting in Seattle Thursday.

Microsoft has more than 90,000 full-time employees, and they should be receiving the tablet and the phone by late December. As far as the PC goes, employees will have the possibility to choose between a desktop, laptop, ultrabook and tablet.

The meeting was not open to the public, but some employees shared the good news on social networks such as Twitter. Some even compared Steve Ballmer to Oprah, who is known for giving away presents to its studio audience.

Microsoft is known for making sure its employees are using the latest company software and hardware. The company did something similar back in 2010, when it gave all its employees a Windows Phone 7 device.

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‘You dweeb’: Here’s a dead ‘giveaway’ that Matt Yglesias doesn’t know how tax cuts work

At least in the World According to Matt Yglesias:

Brilliant stuff as usual, Matt.

If anyone needs us, we’ll be slamming our heads against the wall. Because that’s still less painful than Matt’s stupidity.

Also, “giveaway”? Really?

We’re positive he doesn’t know what it means.

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