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  • 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.

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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • 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

    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.

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

    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

    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

    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.

  • 'Get out, step back' from Microsoft: Pro     Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 12:01 PM ET

    There's potential for shares of Microsoft to move a lot higher after CEO Steve Ballmer announces his departure, Mike Murphy of Rosecliff Capital says.

  • Time for Microsoft to reward shareholders?     Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Jordan Posner, Matrix Asset Advisors, discusses whether Microsoft's management change will help the company improve value for shareholder.

  • Ballmer retirement sends MSFT shares soaring     Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 11:02 AM ET

    Dan Niles, AlphaOne Capital Partners, discusses the jump in Microsoft shares after the announcement CEO Steve Ballmer will retire next year. Niles explains why he is buying some shares now as a short-term play. And CNBC's Jon Fortt shares his thoughts on the timing of Ballmer's departure.

  • Colin Gillis, BGC Financial, weighs in on the rocky road ahead for the tech giant, as PC sales drop, and shares his thoughts on its reorganization and likely successor.

  • Was Ballmer forced out?     Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 9:47 AM ET

    Rick Sherlund, Nomura Securities, addresses Jim Cramer's question of whether Steve Ballmer was forced out as CEO of Microsoft. He also addresses who the likely successor will be.