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Brier Dudley offers a critical look at technology and business issues affecting the Northwest.

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August 23, 2013 at 8:38 AM

Ballmer to retire, brace yourself NBA

Microsoft’s loss may be Seattle basketball fans’ gain.

Steve Ballmer’s going to need to do something in his retirement besides mow the lawn at his Hunts Point mansion. He’s also clearly been bitten by the pro sports bug, after nearly winning an NBA franchise for Seattle over the last year.

Steve Ballmer and NBA All-Star Brandon Roy at a Seattle charity event in July. Photo by Dean Rutz, Seattle Times staff photographer.

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Comments | Topics: Billionaire techies, Microsoft, NBA

February 18, 2009 at 3:35 PM

Check out Brandon Roy’s Husky purple PS3, Obama consoles

Sony stocked the players’ lounge at last weekend’s NBA All-Star game in Phoenix with a bunch of PlayStation 3 consoles, then let players customize systems for themselves. Of course it was a publicity stunt – I saw these first on the PlayStation blog – but some of the consoles are pretty cool. Maybe these guys…

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Comments | Topics: Gadgets & products, Games & entertainment, Huskies