Steve Ballmer


  • 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.

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

    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.

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

    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 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 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.