Steve Ballmer Blocks Apple's Poach of Its Data Center Manager?

Posted October 29, 2011 at 12:34am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 11626 views

Steve Ballmer reportedly blocked Apple's poach of Kevin Timmins, the General Manager of Datacenter Services at Microsoft since 2009, according to BusinessInsider.

Timmins was apparently unhappy at Microsoft and wanted badly to move back to California. He went to Apple and told them that he could bring down the costs of its data centers and convinced the company to hire him.

When Microsoft learned that Timmins was planning to leave they tried to convince him to stay at the company.

Eventually Timmons met with Ballmer, but Timmons had an attitude, a source tells us. After that, rumor has it that Ballmer called Apple and said the company would have legal problems with Timmons if the company agreed to hire him. As soon as Ballmer threatened Apple, that was the end of that story. It called off the deal, and Timmons was out of a job.

The data center guru is now working at CyrusOne, a data center solutions company.

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Darkwolf - October 29, 2011 at 2:59pm
Ballmer is a fucking bitch, u can suck my beautiful penis asshole
haha - October 29, 2011 at 4:23am
Thats wat he gets for leaving an A+ company just to be in californiaa!! u have to be kidding me!
PeterZ - October 29, 2011 at 1:35pm
A+ companies don't make shit for products.
Tim - October 29, 2011 at 2:20am
Ballmer is an ass!
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