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  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 29- Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer said on Monday sales of the company's new Windows 8 operating system, released to the public on Friday, were running at a higher rate than its last release, Windows 7..

  • UPDATE 4-Microsoft highlights Surface at Windows 8 launch Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 10:50 PM ET

    NEW YORK/ SEATTLE, Oct 25- Microsoft Corp put its Surface tablet center stage at its Windows 8 launch event, hoping the sleek new device will spark a fightback against Apple Inc and Google Inc in the exploding mobile computing market.

  • UPDATE 3-Microsoft unveils Windows 8, Surface tablet Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 7:55 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 25- Microsoft Corp launched its new Windows 8 operating system and Surface tablet on Thursday in a bid to revive interest in its flagship product and regain ground lost to Apple Inc and Google Inc in mobile computing.

  • UPDATE 2-Microsoft unveils Windows 8, Surface tablet Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 5:39 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 25- Microsoft Corp launched its new Windows 8 operating system and Surface tablet on Thursday in a bid to revive interest in its flagship product and regain ground lost to Apple Inc and Google Inc in mobile computing.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 25- Microsoft Corp launched its new Windows 8 operating system and Surface tablet on Thursday in a bid to revive interest in its flagship product and regain ground lost to Apple Inc and Google Inc in mobile computing.

  • Microsoft set to unveil Windows 8, Surface tablet Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 3:25 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 25- Microsoft Corp launches its new Windows 8 operating system and Surface tablet in New York Thursday, hoping to revive interest in its flagship product and regain ground lost to Apple Inc and Google Inc in mobile computing.

  • *Expects more Windows device sales than Apple, Google products this qtr. Microsoft is doubling down on its bet with its own tablet called the Surface, available only through its own stores and website, which will challenge Apple's iPad head on.

  • INTERVIEW-Windows 8 recasts PC industry-CEO Ballmer Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 1:49 PM ET

    Microsoft is doubling down on its bet with its own tablet called the Surface, available only through its own stores and website, which will challenge Apple's iPad head on.

  • Microsoft's New Look: Windows 8     Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 8:20 AM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt talks with Steve Ballmer, CEO & Director of Microsoft, about the company's new product, and how it's "Surface" tablet is going to measure up against the competition.

  • SEATTLE, Oct 24- Firm sales numbers for Microsoft Corp's Windows 8 and its new Surface tablet will not be available for three months, but it may be clear long before then if it has a hit on its hands.

  • Monday's Market Rundown     Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | 9:00 AM ET

    The "Squawk on the Street" team report on the mornings market-moving stories, and what investors should be looking for, including the selloff in techs; Caterpillar's earnings and forecast; Microsoft's Windows 8 launch; and more.

  • Legislation signed on Seattle arena deal Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 11:58 AM ET

    SEATTLE-- King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn signed legislation Tuesday on the funding plan for construction of an arena that could be used to lure the NBA back to Seattle. Other investors include Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer and two members of the Nordstrom department store family.

  • Final OKs given for Seattle arena deal Tuesday, 16 Oct 2012 | 8:52 AM ET

    SEATTLE-- The King County Council and the Seattle City Council gave their final approval Monday to an agreement to build a $490 million basketball and hockey arena in the city, despite the threat of a lawsuit from longshore workers. Mayor Mike McGinn called the votes important steps toward bringing professional men's basketball back to Seattle.

  • Microsoft Trims Ballmer's Bonus     Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 11:02 AM ET

    Discussing the culture of Microsoft and whether the tech giant is becoming more like Apple, with Robert Kaplan, Harvard Business School professor.

  • SEATTLE, Oct 9- Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer has signaled a new direction for the world's largest software company, pointing to hardware and online services as its future, taking a page from long-time rival Apple Inc.

  • SEATTLE, Oct 9- Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer got a lower bonus than last year's, partly for flat sales of Windows and his failure to ensure that the company provided a choice of browser to some European customers.

  • Microsoft Announces Surface Tablet/PC Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 12:13 AM ET
    Steve Ballmer, chief executive officer of Microsoft Corp., speaks at a news conference launching the company's tablet computer Surface at Milk Studios in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

    When Steve Ballmer took the stage at Microsoft's mysterious press event in Hollywood, the bloggers in the audience gasped, but they didn't start to applaud until they saw just what the Surface tablet/PC hybrid he announced could do.

  • Facebook Investors Friday, 18 May 2012 | 10:50 AM ET
    Facebook now boasts more than 750 million users, but its investors make up a much more exclusive group. With Facebook likely to go public in late 2012 at a valuation north of $100 billion, these early investors stand to cash in on the social network's success. In the slides that follow, meet the angels, venture capitalists, and global investors who have made big bets on Facebook.

    Click to see who Facebook’s investors were pre-IPO, and how much of a stake they have in the company.

  • Celebrity-Promoted Products at CES Wednesday, 11 Jan 2012 | 3:11 PM ET
    Celebrities are making the rounds again this year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.The tech show has reeled in a star-studded lineup, and the stars are drawing attention.Whether they are endorsing a product or service, revealing their own branded product line or just there to draw crowds to some of the latest innovations, celebrities are everywhere at CES 2012.

    Celebrities are making the rounds again this year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The tech show has reeled in a star-studded lineup, and the stars are drawing attention.

  • When MSFT and Xbox Meet TV     Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011 | 10:15 AM ET

    Microsoft is set to make a big announcement today with its Xbox. Rumor has it that Steve Ballmer is bringing TV service to your game console. Rick Sherlund, Nomura Securities, shares his insight from the Oracle World Conference.

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