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Microsoft CEO candidate round-up: Who is rumoured on the shortlist and why? (Update)

Microsoft CEO candidate round-up: Who is rumoured on the shortlist and why? (Update)

By 31 January 2014

Microsoft's  chief executive search has been in full swing since Steve Ballmer announced his retirement in August, and the company has said it hopes to find a replacement by the end of 2013. Naturally, many names have popped up for the rumoured shortlist,... >>

Microsoft's next CEO is reportedly Satya Nadella

Microsoft's next CEO is reportedly Satya Nadella

By 30 January 2014

Microsoft's next CEO is Satya Nadella, currently the chief of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise group, according to Bloomberg. Nadella is being considered a strong choice because of his technical background and familiarity with Microsoft, having been... >>

Microsoft in 2014: Pocket-lint predicts

Microsoft in 2014: Pocket-lint predicts

By 1 January 2014

By all counts Microsoft had a huge 2013: it launched the Xbox One, Windows Phone gained ground in the market, the executive level had a "One Microsoft" reorginisation, and Windows 8.1 was released for the Windows 8 naysayers. However, 2014 truly is shaping... >>

Microsoft won't name a new CEO until early 2014

Microsoft won't name a new CEO until early 2014

By 17 December 2013

Microsoft's John Thompson, the man charged with leading the search for the company's new CEO, says the decision for Steve Ballmer's replacement won't come until early 2014. “We identified over 100 possible candidates, talked with several dozen and then... >>

Bill Gates held back tears saying goodbye to Steve Ballmer as Microsoft CEO

Bill Gates held back tears saying goodbye to Steve Ballmer as Microsoft CEO

By 20 November 2013

Bill Gates, Microsoft’s chairman, spoke about the significance of Steve Ballmer leaving the company as it searches for a new CEO. While talking he visibly held back tears when discussing the company he started and clearly still loves. “It’s a complex... >>

Steve Ballmer admits Microsoft needs a new leader for faster change

Steve Ballmer admits Microsoft needs a new leader for faster change

By 15 November 2013

Microsoft's Steve Ballmer shocked the world when he announced earlier this year that he planned to retire, and it left many wondering what exactly happened to prompt this decision. Well, thanks to a candid interview with the chief executive, we now know.... >>

Microsoft's next CEO: Ford CEO Alan Mulally in the running?

Microsoft's next CEO: Ford CEO Alan Mulally in the running?

By 27 September 2013

Steve Ballmer is set to retire from Microsoft in 2014 after 14 years of holding the top spot, so naturally many have wondered who could possibly replace the company's goofy chief executive officer. Well, news has now emerged that points to Alan Mulally,... >>

Microsoft announces CEO Steve Ballmer to retire

Microsoft announces CEO Steve Ballmer to retire

By 23 August 2013

Microsoft announced on Friday that Steve Ballmer, CEO, is to retire. Confirming the news via a press release, the Redmond-based company stated that Ballmer would continue in his role as CEO until a successor was chosen. "There is never a perfect time... >>

Microsoft hikes Windows 8 prices, now starting at $119

Microsoft hikes Windows 8 prices, now starting at $119

By 18 January 2013

Microsoft has announced new pricing for Windows 8 beginning 1 February, doing away with its cheap $39.99 upgrade from Windows 7.  Boasting "good momentum with Windows 8", the upgrade edition will now be available for $119 and the Pro upgrade edition... >>

Microsoft: Apple too controlling, Android is wild

Microsoft: Apple too controlling, Android is wild

By 15 November 2012

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has slammed the competition to Windows Phone 8, calling Apple's ecosystem "highly priced" and "highly controlled", while Android's is "wild" and "uncontrolled". Speaking during a "fireside chat" with LinkedIn co-founder Reid... >>