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  • 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...

  • Microsoft cloud grows, but dwarfed by old stuff Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 9:03 AM ET
    Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft Corp.

    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is finding a fanbase among developers for expanding into cloud. The problem is all the old stuff.

  • SEATTLE, Oct 20- Microsoft Corp's new Chief Executive Satya Nadella has become one the technology industry's biggest earners, with a total compensation package worth $84.3 million this year, according to a document filed with securities regulators on Monday. Large stock awards have not been necessary for Microsoft's previous two CEOs, Bill Gates and Steve...

  • SEATTLE, Oct 20- Microsoft Corp's new Chief Executive Satya Nadella has become one the technology industry's biggest earners, with a total compensation package worth $84.3 million this year, according to a document filed with securities regulators on Monday. The massive stock awards, valued at $79.8 million overall, were designed to keep Nadella at Microsoft...

  • SEATTLE, Sept 26- Microsoft Corp will unveil a new name for its best-known product on Tuesday when it offers the first official glimpse of its latest Windows operating system.

  • Steve Ballmer's LA Clippers vision  Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 1:54 PM ET

    CNBC's Josh Lipton asks LA Clippers owner and former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, about his passion for the LA Clippers, as well as his opinions on CEO Satya Nadella's management at Microsoft.

  • Steve Ballmer grades own legacy  Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    CNBC's Josh Lipton speaks to LA Clippers owner and former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, about his legacy at Microsoft.

  • Ballmer's post-Microsoft chapter  Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 10:07 AM ET

    Former Microsoft CEO and current Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer says he always knew he wanted to have a "chapter in his life post-Microsoft." CNBC's Josh Lipton asks Ballmer about the potential earnings for the team.

  • Steve Ballmer: Nadella off to fantastic start  Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 9:15 AM ET

    CNBC's Josh Lipton speaks to LA Clippers owner and former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer about his thoughts on the job his successor Satya Nadella has done so far at Microsoft.

  • Ballmer breath of fresh air: Parsons  Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 8:51 AM ET

    Richard Parsons shares his thoughts on Steve Ballmer's new role as owner of the LA Clippers and offers some words of advice.

  • How sports can 'get back onside': Richard Parsons Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 8:44 AM ET
    Dick Parsons

    Pro sports leagues need to realize that "the line has moved" on what society deems as appropriate, says Richard Parsons, interim CEO of the LA Clippers.

  • Ballmer on his Microsoft hits and misses  Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 8:31 AM ET

    Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer looks back with pride on his years at Microsoft and is ready to move forward. With hindsight, he says MSFT could have negotiated the mobile landscape much better, but it's always about the body of work.

  • From tech titan to team owner  Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 8:23 AM ET

    Steve Ballmer tells CNBC's Josh Lipton why he was willing to pay $2 billion for the LA Clippers and how owning a sports team is similar to running tech giant Microsoft.

  • Ballmer: Really fun to own a sport's team!  Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 7:02 AM ET

    In a wide ranging interview, CNBC's Josh Lipton sits down with LA Clippers owner and former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to talk about his ownership of the Clippers and the leadership skills he brings to the team.

  • Ballmer: I'll own Clippers 'as long as I'm alive' Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 6:54 AM ET
    Steve Ballmer, Los Angeles Clippers, during an interview with CNBC.

    The former Microsoft chief says that his record price for the Los Angeles Clippers was a smart investment.

  • Ballmer: I'm a very positive leader  Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 6:23 AM ET
    Steve Ballmer, former chief executive officer of Microsoft Corp., speaks to fans as he is introduced as the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers in Los Angeles, California on Aug. 18, 2014.

    LA Clippers owner and former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer says he will bring his unique style of leadership to the LA Clippers. And Becky and Joe run the numbers on how much Ballmer is worth.

  • Microsoft cuts 2,100 jobs in restructure efforts Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 1:15 PM ET

    Microsoft laid off 2,100 employees as a part of a previously announced restructuring plan.

  • Microsoft boosts dividend 11%, adds new directors Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 6:21 AM ET

    Microsoft announced the smallest percentage increase in its dividend since 2009 and appointed new directors to replace two board members.

  • Bankers: $2B Clippers deal 'unique' but not crazy Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 11:47 AM ET
    Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers drives past Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors during the 2014 NBA Playoffs.

    Bankers don't have a problem with the record $2 billion paid for the Clippers, but they also say it's not the new normal.