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  • 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.

  • Cramer: Microsoft's dividend is a desperate move Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | 10:23 AM ET

    Microsoft's new dividend hike is probably unnecessary because the company has better strategic options, CNBC's Jim Cramer said.

  • Some of Microsoft's top investors have urged the technology giant's board to consider Ford Motor's CEO and Computer Sciences CEO as Ballmer successor.

  • Microsoft: The insiders who could be the next CEO Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 11:36 AM ET

    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.

  • Who's next to be out?   Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 1:13 PM ET
    Who's next to be out?

    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.

  • Top trades   Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 12:15 PM ET
    Top three trades

    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.

  • PC demand is really poor: Tech expert   Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 11:18 AM ET
    PC demand is really poor: Tech expert

    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.

  • Fiorina: Ballmer did a good job under the circumstances

    Carly Fiorina, former HP Chairman & CEO, provides her thoughts on the departure of Steve Ballmer and Microsoft's likely successor.

  • Microsoft beyond Steve Ballmer   Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 2:04 PM ET
    Microsoft beyond Steve Ballmer

    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.

  • Microsoft's Steve Ballmer to retire within the next year

    CNBC's Jon Fortt focuses on Bill Gates after news of Steve Ballmer announcing retirement.

  • CEO Ballmer to leave Microsoft   Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 1:02 PM ET
    CEO Ballmer to leave Microsoft

    Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer will retire within 12 months, reports CNBC's Jon Fortt. And Brendan Barnicle, Pacific Crest Securities, and William George, former Medtronic CEO, speculate who may replace Ballmer, and what's next for the company.

  • Top three trades   Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 12:30 PM ET
    Top three trades

    In today's top 3 trades, Pandora takes a hit after disappointing guidance, Aeropostale plummets, and Expedia surges on news of teaming up with Travelocity. And Jeff Sonnenfeld, Yale School of Management, gives Microsoft's Steve Ballmer a grade of B+ for his performance at the helm of the tech giant.

  • Why Steve Ballmer gets a B-plus as CEO   Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 12:28 PM ET
    Why Steve Ballmer gets a B-plus as CEO

    Over his tenure at the helm of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer tripled revenues and returned almost $200 billion to shareholders, Yale School of Management's Jeffrey Sonnenfeld says.