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  • 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.

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

    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
    Time for Microsoft to reward shareholders?

    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
    Ballmer retirement sends MSFT shares soaring

    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.

  • Don't buy on Microsoft's Ballmer bounce: Expert   Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 10:34 AM ET
    Don't buy on Microsoft's Ballmer bounce: Expert

    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
    Was Ballmer forced out?

    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.

  • Microsoft's Ballmer to retire in 12 months   Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 9:06 AM ET
    Microsoft's Ballmer to retire in 12 months

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will retire in 12 months, and the company will consider both internal and external candidates, reports CNBC's Jon Fortt.

  • Why activism is good for Microsoft: Analyst   Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 10:20 AM ET
    Why activism is good for Microsoft: Analyst

    Rick Sherlund, Nomura Securities analyst, discusses how shareholder activism weighed in on his decision to upgrade the tech giant from a "neutral" to "buy" rating.

  • Ballmer's Microsoft Culture Overhaul   Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 1:09 PM ET
    Ballmer's Microsoft Culture Overhaul

    Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer is creating "cross-functional strike teams" to work across the individual engineering divisions to spearhead new ideas, explains CNBC's Jon Fortt.