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  • June 17- Stephen Elop, the former top boss at phone-maker Nokia, is one of four high-level executives leaving Microsoft Corp as the company hones its focus on software services and the cloud, Chief Executive Satya Nadella announced on Wednesday. The departure of Elop, whose Devices group will be rolled into Microsoft's Windows unit, signals a shift of emphasis...

  • Stephen Elop, former Nokia CEO, to leave Microsoft Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 10:41 AM ET

    June 17- Microsoft Corp said former Nokia Oyj top boss, Stephen Elop, is leaving the software maker as part of a shakeup in its senior leadership. Elop, once considered a succesor to former Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer, joined the company to run its devices business after Microsoft bought Nokia in 2013.. Elop was hired as Nokia CEO in 2010 from Microsoft,...

  • CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 3- Harvard University, which has educated many of the world's wealthiest investors, is now getting its biggest single gift from one them- a $400 million donation from Wall Street hedge fund investor John Paulson. The 59- year old financier said the gift was his way of thanking the Ivy League school for providing him and others with a top flight...

  • BOSTON, June 3- Harvard University, which has educated many of the world's wealthiest investors, is now getting its biggest single gift from one them: a $400 million donation from Wall Street hedge fund mogul John Paulson. The 59- year old investor, who credits his Harvard Business School education for success at his $19 billion firm Paulson& Co, said he hoped the...

  • Amazon's Jeff Bezos is having a $5B(!) day Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 11:26 AM ET
    Jeff Bezos, chief executive officer of Amazon.com Inc.

    Friday has been a good day for Jeff Bezos.

  • April 21- Yahoo Inc and Microsoft Corp added a termination clause to the terms of their search partnership agreement under which either company can end the deal on or after Oct. 1, 2015, according to a regulatory filing by Yahoo on Monday.

  • UPDATE 1-Microsoft and Yahoo amend search deal Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 11:45 AM ET

    April 16- Microsoft Corp and Yahoo Inc amended a 2009 search partnership, giving Yahoo more control over how search results are displayed on desktops and mobile devices. The 10- year search partnership, crafted by former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and former Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz, allowed the companies to amend or terminate it after five years.

  • Microsoft and Yahoo amend search deal Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 9:39 AM ET

    April 16- Microsoft Corp and Yahoo Inc amended a 2009 partnership to give Yahoo more flexibility to enhance the search services on any platform. Microsoft will get exclusive rights to sell ads delivered by its Bing ads platform, while Yahoo will continue to sell ads on its Gemini platform. The 10- year search partnership was crafted by former Microsoft CEO Steve...

  • Microsoft quietly content as EU moves on Google Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 8:51 PM ET

    Long-time staffers at Microsoft, still scarred from its own battles with U.S. and European regulators over the last two decades, did not express sympathy for Google facing a similar process. "They have to go through what they have to go through," said one Microsoft general manager, who was closely involved in the company's public relations at the time of...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 27- Yahoo Inc and Microsoft Corp agreed to extend by 30 days the deadline to re-negotiate a ten year search deal, as the two Internet companies attempt to revamp a thorny partnership crafted by former chief executives. According to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday, Yahoo and Microsoft mutually agreed to...

  • Microsoft is now making nice with its rivals Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 2:35 PM ET
    Laptops computers running Microsoft Corp.'s Windows 8.1 operating system.

    Microsoft's radical transformation into an industry collaborator continues as the company announces deals with Salesforce.com, Citrix and Box.

  • The ups and downs of Satya Nadella's first year Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 11:43 AM ET
    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella addresses shareholders during the company's shareholders meeting Dec. 3, 2014, in Bellevue, Wash.

    One year ago Satya Nadella became Microsoft's CEO. How should the company's shareholders judge his performance?

  • Prokhorov: Want the Brooklyn Nets? Call me Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 2:26 PM ET
    Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov

    Brooklyn Nets ownership is open to offers to sell stake in the team, but nothing is imminent, owner Mikhail Prokhorov said.

  • NBA franchise for sale. Cost: Anybody's guess Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 2:49 PM ET
    Dennis Schroder and Kyle Korver of the Atlanta Hawks go after a rebound during the NBA game at Staples Center on January 5, 2015 in Los Angeles.

    In the first post-Steve Ballmer sale of an NBA team, many wonder who will buy the Atlanta Hawks——and for how much.

  • 2014 was a boom for some execs, bust for others Friday, 2 Jan 2015 | 5:55 PM ET
    Stock market data

    Notable, wealthy founders and executives saw a wide spectrum of gains and losses from their company's stock movement in 2014.

  • The top 5 CEO blunders of 2014: Exec Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 5:11 PM ET
    Donald Sterling

    Charlie Harary, co-founder of H3 & Co., outlined the worst CEO mistakes that "butted up against" societal trends in 2014.

  • Microsoft is rushing to catch Amazon in the cloud Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 11:32 AM ET
    A pedestrian walks past the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Wash.

    Microsoft won the software game by selling its Windows suite to the biggest companies. Scott Guthrie's job is to reach some of the smallest.

  • Where would Cisco (and its CEO) be without her? Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 11:49 AM ET
    Debbie Gross and John Chambers.

    Few people in tech worked harder over the past 24 years than Debbie Gross. She's executive assistant to John Chambers, the CEO of Cisco.

  • Satya Nadella's $84 million payday Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 11:07 AM ET
    Satya Nadella's $84 million payday

    Hany Nada, GGV Capital co-founder, and the "Squawk Alley" team discuss the move by Microsoft shareholders to approve a new $84 million pay package for CEO Satya Nadella.

  • Microsoft's next pressing issue Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 10:37 AM ET
    Microsoft's next pressing issue

    Discussing the composition of Microsoft's board, Rick Sherlund, Nomura Securities, explains why he raised his target for the stock and what Microsoft will do with its influx of cash.