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  • 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
    Microsoft needs transformation: Bill George

    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
    Microsoft's Balmer holds last shareholder meeting

    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
    Steve Balmer's last shareholder meeting

    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.

  • Ballmer is leaving Microsoft in 'good shape': Pro   Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 11:06 AM ET
    Ballmer is leaving Microsoft in 'good shape':  Pro

    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 Ballmer's last shareholder meeting

    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.

  • WSJ's Langley says Ballmer will keep MSFT shares   Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 11:35 AM ET
    WSJ's Langley says Ballmer will keep MSFT shares

    Will Steve Ballmer be Microsoft's largest shareholder, or will he sell out? Wall Street Journal reporter Monica Langley, spent a few days with Ballmer at the Redmond Campus and shares her opinions.

  • Microsoft's next step   Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 10:16 AM ET
    Microsoft's next step

    Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer is calling himself "an emblem of an old era." CNBC's Jon Fortt shares his opinions, and discusses the search for the tech giant's new CEO.

  • Ballmer: Microsoft needs leader for a new era—WSJ Friday, 15 Nov 2013 | 5:23 PM ET
    Steve Ballmer

    The Wall Street Journal also reported Friday that an executive on the CEO-search committee said the board did not push Ballmer to step down.

  • Microsoft urged to spin off its consumer business Friday, 1 Nov 2013 | 11:31 AM ET

    Microsoft's next leader should consider spinning off consumer businesses such as search advertising and the Xbox games console, Paul Allen said. FT.

  • Microsoft's big beat   Friday, 25 Oct 2013 | 10:05 AM ET
    Microsoft's big beat

    Microsoft earnings beat 3Q estimates. Rick Sherlund, Nomura Securities, says "things have not changed radically in the PC market; they're just a little less bad."

  • Microsoft earnings beat; shares rise 5% Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 | 4:04 PM ET

    Microsoft said earnings rose 17 percent, which was better than expected. Shares rose more than 5 percent after the announcement.

  • Microsoft: Divide and conquer?   Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 | 11:36 AM ET
    Microsoft: Divide and conquer?

    Ed Maguire, CLSA, and Brent Thill, UBS, discuss whether breaking up the tech giant into three divisions is beneficial for the company. Microsoft has a lot of great assets but lack of consistent leadership and messaging has been a headwind, says Maguire.

  • Searching for a new Microsoft CEO Tuesday, 8 Oct 2013 | 4:19 PM ET
    Searching for a new Microsoft CEO

    Will Bill Gates take back the reins at Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer retires?

  • Ballmer: Made strong progress in past year   Tuesday, 8 Oct 2013 | 1:34 PM ET
    Ballmer: Made strong progress in past year

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer wrote a farewell letter to shareholders, saying "we are in the early stages of our transformation, but made strong progress in the last year." CNBC's Jon Fortt, and "The Profit" host Marcus Lemonis grade his assessment.

  • Microsoft without Bill Gates?   Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 10:37 AM ET
    Microsoft without Bill Gates?

    Three large Microsoft shareholders reportedly want the co-founder of the tech giant to step down as chairman. CNBC's Jon Fortt has the details.

  • Is it time for Bill Gates to go?   Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 10:09 AM ET
    Is it time for Bill Gates to go?

    Rick Sherlund, Nomura Securities, shares his thought on whether the co-founder of the tech giant should step down, as shareholders frustration grows and the search to replace Steve Ballmer continues.

  • Who's on the list to head Microsoft?   Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | 11:18 AM ET
    Who's on the list to head Microsoft?

    Ford CEO Alan Mulally may be in the running to take Steve Ballmer's job at MIcrosoft but she's not the only one, says Kara Swisher, All Things Digital.