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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.

  • Satya Nadella is the best pick: Pro     Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 11:02 AM ET

    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.

  • Microsoft taps Nadella as CEO; Gates era ends Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 10:08 AM ET
    Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft

    The company also said Bill Gates would step aside as chairman of the board.

  • Microsoft's new CEO: An insider and a 'cloud' man Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 9:36 AM ET
    Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft

    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.

  • Microsoft names Satya Nadella CEO     Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 9:17 AM ET

    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.

  • Nadella in as MSFT CEO; Gates steps down as chair Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 9:10 AM ET
    Microsoft names Satya Nadella as CEO.

    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.

  • Watch for some big changes to Microsoft's board Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 7:27 AM ET

    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.

  • Microsoft's c-suite drama heightens     Monday, 3 Feb 2014 | 7:20 AM ET

    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.

  • Zuckerberg may be the richest 20-something ever Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 1:40 PM ET
    Mark Zuckerberg

    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?

  • Contraception key in climate fight: Gore and Gates Friday, 24 Jan 2014 | 8:45 AM ET
    Former Vice President Al Gore listens during a session in Davos on Jan. 24, 2014.

    Stopping overpopulation is one way the dangers of climate change can be mitigated, according to two of the most prominent believers in global warming.

  • A Reddit user named Rachel was stunned to discover that Bill Gates was her Secret Santa.

  • Why Microsoft might no longer want Mulally: Pro Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 1:01 PM ET
    Ford Motor CEO Alan Mulally

    Ford CEO Alan Mulally appears less likely to become Steve Ballmer's successor at Microsoft, Nomura's Rick Sherlund tells CNBC.

  • Latest billionaires of 'Giving Pledge'     Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | 1:53 PM ET

    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.

  • Morning six-pack: What we're reading Thursday Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 7:51 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke prepares to deliver the Herbert Stein Memorial Lecture during the National Economists Club Annual Dinner November 19, 2013 in Washington, DC.

    Happy Thursday. No tapering allowed here, at least for today.

  • New Microsoft CEO faces mobile challenges: Pro Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 4:16 PM ET

    A new Microsoft CEO will face challenges in the mobile device category, one expert says.

  • Steve Balmer's last shareholder meeting     Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 1:19 PM ET

    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 urged to spin off its consumer business Friday, 1 Nov 2013 | 11:31 AM ET

    Microsoft's next leader should consider spinning off consumer businesses such as search advertising and the Xbox games console, Paul Allen said. FT.