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  • Ballmer buys ascending Clippers for $2B     Friday, 30 May 2014 | 9:08 AM ET

    Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is buying the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion. The "Squawk on the Street" news team discusses the record breaking purchase.

  • Ballmer to buy NBA's Clippers for $2B     Friday, 30 May 2014 | 6:10 AM ET

    Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is buying the Los Angeles Clippers for a record $2 billion, reports CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin. And Andy Sewer, Fortune Magazine, and Dan Colarusso, Reuters Digital, weigh in.

  • BEIJING, May 20- China has banned government use of Windows 8, Microsoft Corp's latest operating system, a blow to a U.S. technology company that has long struggled with sales in the country. The official Xinhua news agency said the ban was to ensure computer security after Microsoft ended support for its Windows XP operating system, which was widely used in China.

  • NEW YORK, May 15- Satya Nadella has enjoyed a fairly smooth ride in his first 100 days as Microsoft Corp chief executive, but he risks hitting a rough patch next week when he unveils the latest models of the tepidly received Surface tablet.

  • SEATTLE, May 2- Bill Gates, the former chief executive and chairman of Microsoft Corp, will have no direct ownership in the company he co-founded by mid-2018 if he keeps up his recent share sales. Assuming no change to that pattern, Gates will have no direct ownership of Microsoft shares at all four years from now.

  • Microsoft tackles Apple, Samsung with Nokia deal Saturday, 26 Apr 2014 | 1:37 AM ET

    Microsoft's $7.5 billion acquisition of Nokia's devices unit could help it take a bigger slice of the smartphone pie, analysts told CNBC.

  • UPDATE 2-Microsoft beats Wall Street on new CEO debut Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 5:36 PM ET

    SEATTLE, April 24- Microsoft Corp's new chief executive got off to a winning start with Wall Street on Thursday as the world's largest software company eased past analysts' profit estimates despite the pressure of falling computer sales.

  • Ballmer's back: Former MSFT CEO speaks at Oxford Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 12:29 PM ET
    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer addresses shareholders during the Microsoft Shareholders Annual Meeting November 19, 2013 in Bellevue, Washington.

    The former Microsoft CEO made his first public appearance Tuesday after leaving the helm of the tech giant, delivering a speech at Oxford University.

  • Ballmer's back: Former MSFT CEO speaks at Oxford     Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 11:04 AM ET

    Newly retired Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer makes his first public appearance since leaving the helm of the tech giant.

  • Bill George: Not clear who's running Microsoft     Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    "Microsoft needs to go through a major transformation much like IBM did 20 years ago," says, William George, Harvard Business School professor, discussing what Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella needs to do to change company culture. Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Yale School of Management, provides insight.

  • Satya Nadella is the best pick: Pro     Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 11:02 AM ET

    Discussing the appointment of Satya Nadella as Microsoft CEO, and what this means for the stock and future of the tech giant, with Christina Warren, Mashable senior tech analyst, and Brent Thill, UBS senior analyst.

  • Microsoft taps Nadella as CEO; Gates era ends Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 10:08 AM ET
    Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft

    The company also said Bill Gates would step aside as chairman of the board.

  • Microsoft's new CEO: An insider and a 'cloud' man Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 9:36 AM ET
    Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft

    The choice of Satya Nadella as new chief executive reveals a lot about Microsoft's strategy moving ahead.

  • Microsoft names Satya Nadella CEO     Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 9:17 AM ET

    Kara Swisher, Re/code co-executive editor and the "Squawk on the Street" crew discuss how Microsoft likely came to the decision to "pick the inside choice" of Satya Nadella as the tech giant's new chief executive, and Bill Gates new role as Microsoft's technolgoy advisor.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.