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*Only third CEO in Microsoft's 39- year history. SEATTLE, Feb 4- Microsoft Corp named 22- year company veteran Satya Nadella as its next chief executive officer on Tuesday and said co-founder Bill Gates would step down as chairman and advise the new CEO on technology, marking an epochal change of control at the company that drove the PC revolution.
Discussing the appointment of Satya Nadella as Microsoft CEO, and what this means for the stock and future of the tech giant, with Christina Warren, Mashable senior tech analyst, and Brent Thill, UBS senior analyst.
The company also said Bill Gates would step aside as chairman of the board.
The choice of Satya Nadella as new chief executive reveals a lot about Microsoft's strategy moving ahead.
SEATTLE, Feb 4- Microsoft Corp named company veteran Satya Nadella as its next chief executive officer on Tuesday, ending a longer-than-expected search for a new leader after Steve Ballmer announced his intention to retire in August. Nadella is only the third CEO in Microsoft's 39- year history, following co-founder Bill Gates and Ballmer.
Kara Swisher, Re/code co-executive editor and the "Squawk on the Street" crew discuss how Microsoft likely came to the decision to "pick the inside choice" of Satya Nadella as the tech giant's new chief executive, and Bill Gates new role as Microsoft's technolgoy advisor.
Satya Nadella, the quiet and self-effacing Microsoft enterprise chief, prevailed over much splashier outside candidates and was named CEO of the software giant today.
SEATTLE, Feb 4- Microsoft Corp named Satya Nadella as its next chief executive officer on Tuesday, ending a longer-than-expected search for a new leader after Steve Ballmer announced his intention to retire in August. Nadella is only the third CEO in Microsoft's 39- year history, following co-founder Bill Gates and Ballmer.
The "Squawk on the Street" team discusses the selection of Satya Nadella as Microsoft's CEO and of John Thompson to replace Bill Gates as chairman.
Bill Gates may step down as Microsoft chairman to take a more active role in the company, and Steve Ballmer may be off the board entirely.
Kara Swisher, Re/code co-executive editor, and Norman Young, Morningstar senior equity analyst, discuss what's at stake if Satya Nadella is named as Microsoft's new chief executive.
Along with Facebook shares, Mark Zuckerberg's wealth has shot up to $29.7 billion, begging the question: Is he the richest 20-something ever?
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CNBC's Robert Frank reports there are now 122 signers of the "Giving Pledge," which is a promise started by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett for billionaires to give away at least half of their wealth. Frank also provides insight into the mystery tipper.
Happy Thursday. No tapering allowed here, at least for today.
A new Microsoft CEO will face challenges in the mobile device category, one expert says.
CNBC's Josh Lipton reports from the last Microsoft shareholder meeting CEO Steve Balmer will lead. Bill Gates said the process to find a new CEO is going smoothly.
Microsoft's next leader should consider spinning off consumer businesses such as search advertising and the Xbox games console, Paul Allen said. FT.