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  • 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
    When MSFT and Xbox Meet TV

    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.

  • Colleges With CEO Alumni Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 5:12 PM ET
    “If you don’t do better in school, you won’t get into a good college.”This stern warning is intoned by parents the world over, as they shake their heads over a disappointing report cards dotted with the Cs and Ds. While this admonition is surely true, many parents aren’t sure what constitutes a “good school.” Most believe it’s one with name recognition--and not much else.One way a school can distinguish itself is by the track record of its graduates. Indeed, what is a better gauge of a school’s

    CNBC.com looked at the top ten colleges and discovered which CEOs spent time there as underclassmen. Check out what we found.

  • Microsoft Kinect

    One bright spot at Microsoft is the company's gaming and home entertainment division. It is relying on Xbox 360 and Kinect to create new buzz and consumer demand for a firm that has struggled in recent years.

  • Homes of CEOs Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 4:29 PM ET
    In May 2011, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg bought a $7 million home in Palo Alto, Calif. He doesn’t move in for a few months, so the address remains a closely guarded secret until the current occupants move out. However, a few details have emerged -- the 5,000-square-foot home has five bedrooms, five bathrooms and a pool. It’s not quite on the same level as Bill Gates’ 50,050-square-foot Washington mansion (pictured, left), but it’s not a bad start for a man whose last few homes were rentals.Zuck

    In May 2011, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg bought a $7 million home in Palo Alto, California. Click to see the homes of CEOs in sectors such as technology, energy, fashion and more.

  • Nintendo Unveils WiiU Game System For 2012 Tuesday, 7 Jun 2011 | 2:19 PM ET
    Nintendo Wii U Console Demo

    For the past five years, Nintendo has ruled the home console space, and it has led the handheld category for more than four times that long.  Now it's hoping to bring the best aspects of both fields together.

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    Microsoft is expected to use the annual E3 gaming convention to reveal new plans for its Xbox Kinect, including a new slate of new titles.

  • How Investors Can Profit From E3 Monday, 6 Jun 2011 | 3:52 PM ET
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    Investors haven't had a lot of luck with the video game sector over the past few years, but this year there is excitement at the annual E3 trade show.

  • Google Debuts New Mobile Devices   Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 12:30 PM ET
    Google Debuts New Mobile Devices

    CNBC's Mary Thompson with a look at Google's new mobile payment device; Eric Jackson, Ironfire Capital weighs in on whether Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer should leave, and the Fast Money traders with trades you may want to make today.

  • CEOs That Need to Go?   Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 5:29 PM ET
    CEOs That Need to Go?

    A look at which tech CEOs need to go before their companies can grow, with Colin Gillis, BGC Partners.

  • The Future of Skype Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 2:30 PM ET
    Microsoft

    Every time some big clumsy corporate behemoth buys a popular consumer-tech product, David Pogue cringes. It almost never works out.

  • Ballmer & Bates on Landmark Deal   Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | 12:25 PM ET
    Ballmer & Bates on Landmark Deal

    Discussing the landmark, $8.5 billion Microsoft/Skype deal, with Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO; Tony Bates, Skype CEO, and CNBC's Jon Fortt.

  • Buffett, Ballmer Predicting Bright Economic Future Monday, 13 Sep 2010 | 5:32 PM ET
    Warren Buffett

    "I am a huge bull on this country. We are not going to have a double-dip recession at all," said Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway. "I see our businesses coming back across the board."

  • Windows 7 Open; Ballmer on the Outlook Thursday, 22 Oct 2009 | 6:23 AM ET

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer sat down with me at company headquarters for a wide-ranging, 30-minute interview about the Windows 7 operating system.

  • Ballmer Opens New Windows, Beats Microsoft Drum Wednesday, 7 Jan 2009 | 10:26 PM ET
    Steve Ballmer

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer took the stage in Las Vegas Wednesday night to kick off the annual Consumer Electronics Show, the first time he has delivered the prestigious opening keynote address, a role filled by his colleague Bill Gates for the last 14 years.

  • A Smaller CES, But Big Tech News Still Expected Wednesday, 7 Jan 2009 | 11:30 AM ET
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    Here's the thing about technology and the technology industry: pioneers and visionaries like Microsoft, Intel, Sony and so many others didn't make their fortunes focused on today and tomorrow. They're all about the future, which is particularly important in today's current economic climate.

  • Yahoo and Fate of CEO Yang Topic No. 1 at Conference Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 9:54 AM ET
    Jerry Yang

    Yahoo - and Mr. Yang’s fate - were Topic A at the annual billionaires’ summer camp, as rival moguls gossiped about whether Yahoo would end up in the hands of Microsoft.