• Steve Ballmer wishes Microsoft entered cloud computing business sooner

    Steve Ballmer, chairman of the Los Angeles Clippers and co-founder of Ballmer Group, speaks during the GeekWire Summit in Seattle, Washington, U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. The summit draws attendees from across the globe to explore what’s next in tech, business, science and society.

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    Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said Thursday that he regretted not getting into cloud computing earlier.

    The remarks point to Amazon’s success in building a business around renting computing and storage resources to companies, governments and schools.

    Amazon moved into the market well before Microsoft, IBM, Oracle