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  • Time for Microsoft's Ballmer to Leave?     Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 1:15 PM ET

    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.

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

    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

    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.

  • Closing Bell Exchange     Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | 3:08 PM ET

    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.

  • Microsoft's Leadership Vacuum?     Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | 2:00 PM ET

    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.

  • Microsoft/Skype Deal Pressure     Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | 1:14 PM ET

    Analyzing the pros and cons of the Microsoft/Skype deal, with CNBC's Jon Fortt, Herb Greenberg and Eamon Javers.

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

    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

    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.

  • 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.'"

  • Bill Gates

    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, Ballmer and Tech Oh My! Wednesday, 28 May 2008 | 11:50 AM ET
    All Things Digital

    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.

  • Microsoft CEO Ballmer: His Memo On Plans For Yahoo Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 11:02 AM ET

    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!)

  • Update on Microsoft Earnings Friday, 4 Jan 2008 | 5:35 PM ET
    Microsoft's Windows Vista operating software.

    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.

  • Microsoft Says Vista Sales Doubling Windows XP Pace Monday, 26 Mar 2007 | 2:18 PM ET

    Microsoft  said on Monday that it sold more than 20 million Windows Vista licenses in the first month since the operating system's general debut on Jan. 30.

  • Microsoft's Ballmer Not Impressed with Apple iPhone: CNBC Wednesday, 17 Jan 2007 | 1:37 PM ET

    Ballmer spoke at Rockefeller Center in New York to discuss a joint venture between Microsoft and Nortel under which the companies are introducing a raft of products and services aimed at delivering business communications over software and Internet networks.