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  • Amazon's Jeff Bezos is having a $5B(!) day Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 11:26 AM ET
    Jeff Bezos, chief executive officer of Amazon.com Inc.

    Friday has been a good day for Jeff Bezos.

  • April 21- Yahoo Inc and Microsoft Corp added a termination clause to the terms of their search partnership agreement under which either company can end the deal on or after Oct. 1, 2015, according to a regulatory filing by Yahoo on Monday.

  • UPDATE 1-Microsoft and Yahoo amend search deal Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 11:45 AM ET

    April 16- Microsoft Corp and Yahoo Inc amended a 2009 search partnership, giving Yahoo more control over how search results are displayed on desktops and mobile devices. The 10- year search partnership, crafted by former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and former Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz, allowed the companies to amend or terminate it after five years.

  • Microsoft and Yahoo amend search deal Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 9:39 AM ET

    April 16- Microsoft Corp and Yahoo Inc amended a 2009 partnership to give Yahoo more flexibility to enhance the search services on any platform. Microsoft will get exclusive rights to sell ads delivered by its Bing ads platform, while Yahoo will continue to sell ads on its Gemini platform. The 10- year search partnership was crafted by former Microsoft CEO Steve...

  • Microsoft quietly content as EU moves on Google Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 8:51 PM ET

    Long-time staffers at Microsoft, still scarred from its own battles with U.S. and European regulators over the last two decades, did not express sympathy for Google facing a similar process. "They have to go through what they have to go through," said one Microsoft general manager, who was closely involved in the company's public relations at the time of...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 27- Yahoo Inc and Microsoft Corp agreed to extend by 30 days the deadline to re-negotiate a ten year search deal, as the two Internet companies attempt to revamp a thorny partnership crafted by former chief executives. According to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday, Yahoo and Microsoft mutually agreed to...

  • Microsoft is now making nice with its rivals Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 2:35 PM ET
    Laptops computers running Microsoft Corp.'s Windows 8.1 operating system.

    Microsoft's radical transformation into an industry collaborator continues as the company announces deals with Salesforce.com, Citrix and Box.

  • The ups and downs of Satya Nadella's first year Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 11:43 AM ET
    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella addresses shareholders during the company's shareholders meeting Dec. 3, 2014, in Bellevue, Wash.

    One year ago Satya Nadella became Microsoft's CEO. How should the company's shareholders judge his performance?

  • Prokhorov: Want the Brooklyn Nets? Call me Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 2:26 PM ET
    Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov

    Brooklyn Nets ownership is open to offers to sell stake in the team, but nothing is imminent, owner Mikhail Prokhorov said.

  • NBA franchise for sale. Cost: Anybody's guess Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 2:49 PM ET
    Dennis Schroder and Kyle Korver of the Atlanta Hawks go after a rebound during the NBA game at Staples Center on January 5, 2015 in Los Angeles.

    In the first post-Steve Ballmer sale of an NBA team, many wonder who will buy the Atlanta Hawks——and for how much.

  • 2014 was a boom for some execs, bust for others Friday, 2 Jan 2015 | 5:55 PM ET
    Stock market data

    Notable, wealthy founders and executives saw a wide spectrum of gains and losses from their company's stock movement in 2014.

  • The top 5 CEO blunders of 2014: Exec Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 5:11 PM ET
    Donald Sterling

    Charlie Harary, co-founder of H3 & Co., outlined the worst CEO mistakes that "butted up against" societal trends in 2014.

  • Microsoft is rushing to catch Amazon in the cloud Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 11:32 AM ET
    A pedestrian walks past the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Wash.

    Microsoft won the software game by selling its Windows suite to the biggest companies. Scott Guthrie's job is to reach some of the smallest.

  • Where would Cisco (and its CEO) be without her? Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 11:49 AM ET
    Debbie Gross and John Chambers.

    Few people in tech worked harder over the past 24 years than Debbie Gross. She's executive assistant to John Chambers, the CEO of Cisco.

  • Satya Nadella's $84 million payday   Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 11:07 AM ET
    Satya Nadella's $84 million payday

    Hany Nada, GGV Capital co-founder, and the "Squawk Alley" team discuss the move by Microsoft shareholders to approve a new $84 million pay package for CEO Satya Nadella.

  • Microsoft's next pressing issue   Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 10:37 AM ET
    Microsoft's next pressing issue

    Discussing the composition of Microsoft's board, Rick Sherlund, Nomura Securities, explains why he raised his target for the stock and what Microsoft will do with its influx of cash.

  • Steve Ballmer, Jesse Jackson pep up annual meet Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 6:41 PM ET
    The Reverend Jesse Jackson (L) and former Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer attend the annual shareholders' meeting in Bellevue, Washington December 3, 2014.

    Former Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer and civil rights activist Jesse Jackson livened up the technology company's annual shareholder meeting.

  • A shareholder had asked at what price Microsoft would consider not buying back its own shares, a question on many investors' minds after the stock has risen 82 percent over the past two years to 14- year highs. "I generally believe that our ability to grow is really only limited by our own imagination, so I tend to think the stock price over time reflects our ability to...

  • Ballmer stepped down from Microsoft's board in August to focus on his $2 billion purchase of the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers. Shareholders asked the new CEO, Satya Nadella, and other leaders, about Microsoft's efforts to help blind and disabled customers and about online security. Shareholders have been generally ecstatic this year as Microsoft's market...

  • Bargains for billionaires   Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 1:28 PM ET
    Bargains for billionaires

    One reason why billionaires could be fans of buying sports teams, with CNBC's Josh Lipton.