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Since Steve Ballmer took on the role of CEO in 2000, the stock is down 30%. Insight on whether the CEO is really to blame for stock performance, with Edward Freeman, Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics, and Doug Gates, Moxy Vote.
Is it time to make a trade on the software giant's weakness? Brian Stutland, Stutland Equities weighs in.
Analysis of whether Microsoft needs to change its CEO, and when should a board consider letting its leaders go, with Debra Germaine, CT Partners; William George, Fmr. Medtronic chairman/CEO, and Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Yale School of Management.
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.
A look at which tech CEOs need to go before their companies can grow, with Colin Gillis, BGC Partners.
Every time some big clumsy corporate behemoth buys a popular consumer-tech product, David Pogue cringes. It almost never works out.
Breaking down the Microsoft/Skype deal and the rest of the day's market action, with CNBC's Bob Pisani, Courtney Reagan, Jon Fortt, Kayla Tausche and Julia Boorstin.
Discussing the leadership of Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO, and the company's direction, with Bill George, Harvard Business School, and Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Yale School of Management.
Analyzing the pros and cons of the Microsoft/Skype deal, with CNBC's Jon Fortt, Herb Greenberg and Eamon Javers.
Discussing the landmark, $8.5 billion Microsoft/Skype deal, with Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO; Tony Bates, Skype CEO, and CNBC's Jon Fortt.
"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."
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer sat down with me at company headquarters for a wide-ranging, 30-minute interview about the Windows 7 operating system.
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.
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 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.
The plot thickens, the noose tightens, and when it comes to Yahoo and Microsoft, the "Little Merger That Couldn't," shareholders this morning, trying to climb this hill, are probably saying "I think 'I-cahn, I think 'I-cahn.'"
Today's the day. Well sort of. Bill Gates will retire from Microsoft, kind of. He's leaving the day-to-day responsibilities to others. But not really.
Gates and Ballmer started with a trip down memory lane, talking about one of the tech industry's most enduring and successful relationships, stretching back 28 years. And it was an opportunity Ballmer almost missed out, thanks to the subtle recruitment strategy by Gates.
I've gotten ahold of Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's internal memo he emailed to the troops this morning about his plans to spend $45 billion in a hostile bid for struggling search stalwart Yahoo. (Thanks for sending. You know who you are!)
All you can say is 'wow!' Not in an Apple or Google kind of way, but 'wow,' nonetheless.Microsoft beats the Street by 3 cents a share, coming in with 49 cents instead of the 46 cents that analysts were looking for. That's a staggering 72% year-over-year EPS jump. Topline growth also soared past expectations. Microsoft reported $14.4 billion in revenue versus the $13.89 billion analysts expected.