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  • Who will lead Microsoft from here?     Thursday, 26 Dec 2013 | 7:33 AM ET

    Jon Gordon, Jon Gordon Companies CEO, explains why it will take a rare and special person to lead the tech giant to the next level of growth after Steve Ballmer's departure.

  • Why Microsoft might no longer want Mulally: Pro Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 1:01 PM ET
    Ford Motor CEO Alan Mulally

    Ford CEO Alan Mulally appears less likely to become Steve Ballmer's successor at Microsoft, Nomura's Rick Sherlund tells CNBC.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 17- The Obama administration on Tuesday announced the appointment of a former Microsoft Corp executive to oversee its revamped HealthCare.gov website and expand on technology improvements achieved by the site's outgoing czar, Jeffrey Zients.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 17- Kurt DelBene, a recently retired Microsoft executive who headed the software giant's Office unit, will spearhead efforts to continue the overhaul of the federal government's website for health insurance, the government said on Tuesday.

  • UPDATE 1-Microsoft expects CEO appointment early 2014 Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 1:23 PM ET

    SEATTLE, Dec 17- The board member leading Microsoft Corp's search for a new chief executive said on Tuesday he expects an appointment to be made early next year, the first time the board has been so specific on timing.

  • *Execs decline to comment on Microsoft. SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 13- Qualcomm Inc, the world's biggest maker of cellphone chips, unexpectedly named Chief Operating Officer Steve Mollenkopf as chief executive on Friday, heading off the possibility he might be poached to run Microsoft Corp..

  • Dec 13- Qualcomm Inc promoted Chief Operating Officer Steve Mollenkopf to chief executive in a surprise move that follows investor pressure on the phone chipmaker to return capital and speculation that he might be poached to run Microsoft.

  • Dec 13- Qualcomm Inc said Chief Operating Officer Steve Mollenkopf, touted as a possible candidate for the top job at Microsoft Corp, will become the chipmaker's CEO in March, replacing Paul Jacobs who becomes executive chairman.

  • Mollenkopf will become CEO on March 4, after Qualcomm's annual shareholder meeting. Mollenkopf, who has been with Qualcomm for almost 20 years, led the company in its $3.1 billion acquisition of radio frequency chipmaker Atheros Communications Inc in 2011, its biggest acquisition.

  • Surprise! Qualcomm names new CEO and president Friday, 13 Dec 2013 | 7:36 AM ET
    Steve Mollenkopf

    Qualcomm on Friday said it will promote Steve Mollenkopf to chief executive officer, effective March 4, 2014. He will continue to serve as the president.

  • *Microsoft down to' handful' of CEO candidates, Mulally not only contender. DETROIT/ NEW YORK, Dec 11- Ford Motor Co's board of directors plans to press Chief Executive Alan Mulally soon for a decision on his future, as speculation intensifies that he may be offered the job of CEO at Microsoft Corp.

  • Microsoft needs transformation: Bill George     Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 7:53 AM ET

    Former Medtronic Chairman & CEO Bill George says his favorite candidate was Sheryl Sandberg. He shares his opinions on Ford CEO Alan Mulally as a potential leader for the Microsoft.

  • BELLEVUE, Wash., Nov 19- Chairman Bill Gates said on Tuesday he was pleased with Microsoft Corp's progress in finding a new chief executive but outlined the difficulties in picking the next leader of the world's largest software company as it seeks to reinvent itself as a mobile computing power.

  • New Microsoft CEO faces mobile challenges: Pro Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 4:16 PM ET

    A new Microsoft CEO will face challenges in the mobile device category, one expert says.

  • Balmer's shareholder farewell     Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 4:09 PM ET

    CNBC's Josh Lipton reports from the last Microsoft shareholder meeting CEO Steve Balmer will hold.

  • BELLEVUE, Wash., Nov 19- Microsoft Corp Chairman Bill Gates said on Tuesday he was pleased with the software company's progress in finding a new chief executive and that the search committee had spoken to a number of candidates, but did not give a date by which he expected a new leader to replace the retiring Steve Ballmer.

  • Steve Balmer's last shareholder meeting     Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 1:19 PM ET

    CNBC's Josh Lipton reports from the last Microsoft shareholder meeting CEO Steve Balmer will lead. Bill Gates said the process to find a new CEO is going smoothly.

  • HELSINKI, Nov 19- Nokia shareholders approved the 5.4 billion euros sale of the company's mobile phone business to Microsoft, deciding the deal's financial benefits outweighed any objections to the loss of a Finnish national asset.

  • BELLEVUE, Wash., Nov 19- Microsoft Corp Chairman Bill Gates said on Tuesday he was pleased with the software company's progress in finding a new chief executive and the search committee had spoken to a number of candidates, but he did not give a date by which he expected a new leader to replace the retiring Steve Ballmer.

  • Patrick Kaser, Brandywine Global managing director, explains why he thinks Microsoft has "more room to run." Timothy Lesko, Granite Investment Advisors, weighs in.

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