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  • 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.

  • SEATTLE, Feb 4- Microsoft Corp named company veteran 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • Microsoft Ballmer's last shareholder meeting     Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 11:04 AM ET

    Microsoft CEO Ballmer's legacy is mixed, and the stock is down about 25 percent under his command, reports CNBC's Josh Lipton. Tuesday is the last time Ballmer will lead the company's annual shareholder meeting.