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HELSINKI/ SEATTLE, Sept 3- Microsoft Corp said it will buy Nokia Oyj's phone business and license its patents for 5.44 billion euros, making its boldest foray yet into mobile devices and bringing executive Stephen Elop back into the fold.
HELSINKI, Sept 3- Microsoft Corp on Tuesday said it would buy Nokia's mobile phone business for 5.44 billion euros, and the Finnish firm said its CEO, Stephen Elop, would join Microsoft when the transaction closed. Nokia partnered in 2011 with Microsoft and uses Microsoft's Windows software to run its mobile phones.
The fund has not said a great deal in public about its aims with Microsoft, but people familiar with its thinking have said it was concerned about the leadership of Chief Executive Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's foray into making hardware devices, and that it sought higher dividends and share buybacks to benefit shareholders.
Microsoft has a stable of senior executives who could be contenders to succeed Chief Executive Steve Ballmer. Here's an assessment of their individual pros and cons.
SEATTLE, Aug 27- Microsoft Corp has a stable of senior executives who could be contenders to succeed Chief Executive Steve Ballmer, even though outsiders have sparked the most discussion so far. He expects Microsoft to favor an internal candidate.
SEATTLE, Aug 27- Microsoft Corp has a stable of senior executives who could be contenders to succeed Chief Executive Steve Ballmer, even though outsiders have sparked the most discussion so far.
After CEO of Microsoft Steve Ballmer announced his departure last week, the question of what CEOs may be next to move on has risen. CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis has the details.
Dollar Tree has been upgraded to buy, while Family Dollar is downgraded to hold; Big Lots sees a pop; and Tesla outsells Porche, Volvo and Land Rover in California. Also, Gautam Mukunda of Harvard Business School discusses potential candidates to replace Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
Daniel Niles, AlphaOne Capital Partners, discusses the outlook on Microsoft on the heels of Friday's announcement CEO Steve Ballmer is leaving the helm of the tech giant.
BATS Global Markets and Direct Edge Holdings said they would merge in a deal that would create the second-largest U.S. stock exchange. BERLIN- Philipp Roesler, the young leader of Germany's Free Democrats, looked like a dead man walking at the start of the year, until he took a major risk that turned his and his party's fortunes around.
Carly Fiorina, former HP Chairman & CEO, provides her thoughts on the departure of Steve Ballmer and Microsoft's likely successor.
SEATTLE, Aug 26- The next CEO of Microsoft Corp has one big decision to make: press on with retiring chief executive Steve Ballmer's ambitious plan to transform the software giant into a broad-based devices and services company, or jettison that idea and rally resources around its proven strength in business software.
TOKYO, Aug 26- Japan's Nikkei share average is set to edge up, buoyed by Wall Street gains and the trend for a weaker yen, but trading may be subdued as concerns about a tapering of U.S. stimulus measures roil emerging markets.
SEATTLE, Aug 25- Microsoft Corp takes on Google's Motorola Mobility unit this week in the second of two landmark trials between the companies that delve into hot disputes over the patents behind smartphone and Internet technology.
*Ballmer long criticized by Wall Street.
*Microsoft climbs after announcing CEO Ballmer's retirement. NEW YORK, Aug 23- U.S. stocks rose in light trading on Friday, led by a jump in Microsoft shares, as trading took place without interruption a day after the Nasdaq stock exchange suffered an unprecedented, three-hour trading halt.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 23- Microsoft Corp CEO Steve Ballmer unexpectedly announced on Friday that he would retire in 2014, 13 years after he took over the dominant personal computer software company and tried to steer it into growing markets like video games, portable music players, smartphones and tablets.
SEATTLE, Aug 23- Microsoft Corp has set up a special committee to find a new chief executive after Steve Ballmer announced his retirement on Friday. Tony Bates- Came to Microsoft two years ago as CEO of the acquired Skype and was recently elevated to lead Microsoft's business development and overall strategy.
Stephen Yacktman of Yacktman Asset Management, Walter Pritchard of Citigroup, and CNBC's Herb Greenberg and Jon Fortt join to discuss the ability of Microsoft's board to pick a new leader.
CNBC's Jon Fortt focuses on Bill Gates after news of Steve Ballmer announcing retirement.