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Microsoft won't name a new CEO until early 2014

Microsoft won't name a new CEO until early 2014

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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... >>

Microsoft: Four million Windows 8 upgrades in just three days

Microsoft: Four million Windows 8 upgrades in just three days

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Microsoft has announced that four million customers paid for a Windows 8 upgrade in the first three days of the new operating system becoming available.  Speaking at the Microsoft BUILD conference, Steve Ballmer, CEO, said that Windows 8 was proving... >>

Microsoft launches Windows 8... with no surprises

Microsoft launches Windows 8... with no surprises

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Microsoft has officially launched the latest version of its PC operating system, Windows 8. At its dedicated event in New York, where Pocket-lint was in attendance, the company lifted the lid on both the desktop and laptop versions of the software and... >>

Microsoft: We are a devices company now

Microsoft: We are a devices company now

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Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's CEO, has outlined in an open letter to the company's shareholders that it sees itself as a devices and services company now rather than just a software provider. "Last year in this letter I said that, over time, the full value... >>