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  • Nadella in as MSFT CEO; Gates steps down as chair Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 9:10 AM ET
    Microsoft names Satya Nadella as CEO.

    Satya Nadella, the quiet and self-effacing Microsoft enterprise chief, prevailed over much splashier outside candidates and was named CEO of the software giant today.

  • SEATTLE, Feb 4- Microsoft Corp named Satya Nadella as its next chief executive officer on Tuesday, ending a longer-than-expected search for a new leader after Steve Ballmer announced his intention to retire in August. Nadella is only the third CEO in Microsoft's 39- year history, following co-founder Bill Gates and Ballmer.

  • Microsoft's c-suite drama heightens     Monday, 3 Feb 2014 | 7:20 AM ET

    Kara Swisher, Re/code co-executive editor, and Norman Young, Morningstar senior equity analyst, discuss what's at stake if Satya Nadella is named as Microsoft's new chief executive.

  • Microsoft nears end of CEO search     Monday, 3 Feb 2014 | 6:35 AM ET

    Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Yale School of Management, weighs in on why Satya Nadella would be an excellent choice as the next CEO of Microsoft.

  • MUMBAI, Jan 31- In his university days in India, Satya Nadella, likely the next chief executive officer of Microsoft Corp, was a relentless questioner. His elevation to the top spot at Microsoft would end a five-month search for a tech-savvy heavy-hitter to lead the company co-founded by Bill Gates.

  • NEW YORK/ SEATTLE, Jan 30- Microsoft Corp is likely to appoint its cloud-computing head, Satya Nadella, as its next chief executive, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday, as the board concludes a five-month search for a tech-savvy heavy-hitter to lead the world's largest software company.

  • NEW YORK/ SEATTLE, Jan 30- Microsoft Corp is close to naming a new chief executive, most likely its cloud-computing head Satya Nadella, a source close to the matter said on Thursday, concluding a five-month long search for a heavy-hitter to lead the world's largest software company.

  • Microsoft picks EVP Nadella as new CEO: Report Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 5:30 PM ET
    Satya Nadella speaks during a Microsoft Search Summit event in San Francisco, California, Dec. 15, 2010.

    Microsoft will name Satya Nadella as its CEO, according to Bloomberg, following the tech giant's several-month long search for a new leader.

  • UPDATE 1-Ericsson chief says he has no plans to leave Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    STOCKHOLM, Jan 29- Ericsson Chief Executive Hans Vestberg said on Thursday he has no plans to leave the company following a media report that he was a candidate to take the helm at U.S. software firm Microsoft.

  • STOCKHOLM, Jan 29- Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg has told directors he has no plans to step down from the company following a report he is among candidates to take over from Microsoft Corp's Steve Ballmer, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday.

  • SEATTLE, Jan 23- Microsoft Corp posted a bigger-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday, boosted by strong sales of its Office software to businesses, a solid holiday season for its new Xbox game console and Surface tablets, and a slightly lower tax bill.

  • SEATTLE, Jan 23- Microsoft Corp posted a bigger-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday, boosted by strong sales of its Office software to businesses, a solid holiday season for its new Xbox game console and Surface tablets, and a slightly lower tax bill.

  • SEATTLE, Jan 23- Microsoft Corp said on Thursday fiscal second-quarter profit rose 3 percent, as strong sales of its Office software to businesses offset another weak quarter for its flagship Windows system, which is suffering as consumers increasingly favor tablets over personal computers. Microsoft shares jumped almost 4 percent in after hours trading.

  • *Ericsson shares have underperformed sector. SAN FRANCISCO/ STOCKHOLM, Jan 15- Microsoft Corp is considering Ericsson Chief Executive Hans Vestberg as a possible successor to outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer, Bloomberg reported, citing sources briefed on the software giant's executive search.

  • SEATTLE/ NEW YORK, Jan 8- Speculation over Microsoft Corp's succession plans refocused on internal choices on Wednesday, a day after the leading outside candidate, Ford Motor Co CEO Alan Mulally, took himself off the list of potential CEOs at the world's largest software maker.

  • Jan 7- Microsoft Corp is close to naming a new chief executive, according to a source familiar with the board's thinking, but lost a front-runner candidate on Tuesday when Ford Motor Co's chief, Alan Mulally, said he would not be going to the software giant.

  • Mulally ends Microsoft speculation, stays at Ford Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 6:36 PM ET
    Ford Motor CEO Alan Mulally

    Ford CEO Alan Mulally says he will not leave the automaker for Microsoft and will stay at Ford at least through 2014.

  • DETROIT, Jan 7- Ford Motor Co Chief Executive Alan Mulally will not take a job at software giant Microsoft Corp and will remain at the U.S. automaker through at least this year, according to the Associated Press. A person close to the matter told Reuters Mulally is no longer under consideration for the top job at Microsoft.

  • Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Yale School of Management, provides perspective on top contenders to lead the mighty tech company and the challenges new leadership will have to face going into 2014.

  • Microsoft stock is comparably cheap: Pro     Thursday, 26 Dec 2013 | 11:21 AM ET

    Reviewing Microsoft's rough 2013, Brent Thill, UBS managing director, explains why he has a buy rating on the software giant and discusses the state of Microsoft's business.

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