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'm with my colleague Melissa Francis at this week's All Things D conference in Carlsbad, Calif., and we'll be rounding up all our video reports here on this page. You can check out more from the conference on the 'All Things D' Web site link listed below.
Oil prices will continue to roil the stock market this week as the summer driving season officially kicks off and as more companies feel the pinch of higher energy prices on their profit margins.
Most business news this week took a back seat to oil's relentless climb, but there were still some notable moments. And CNBC guests had plenty of stocks to recommend for worried investors.
Oil rose on Friday due to the weak U.S. dollar and ongoing long-term supply concerns. What's the "Word on the Street?"
Skyrocketing oil prices, the threat of recession and continued housing slump are all pointing to a rough summer for the markets. Still, there are opportunities for investors.
It's a double-dose of odd news Thursday night from Yahoo: losing board member Ed Kozel, one of two true outside tech experts on the company's board of directors; and word that the company is delaying its annual shareholders meeting.
Jim writes,, “Guy, per your recommendation I shorted Hess at $135.75 and now it’s down $8. How far lower can it go?
Noah Blackstein likes cutting-edge consumer technology. Gregory Church likes emerging-market opportunities. Imagine what happens when you put them together!
As crude oil went higher stocks went lower Tuesday. What's the "Word on the Street?"
Just when it looked like stocks were about to break through a wall, they appear to have slipped on a road covered with oil.
The week was chock full of economic angst and M&A intrigue. But one dark constant loomed over all ... rising oil prices.
Despite big gains this week, stock averages have been hitting the top of their 200-day moving averages and are having trouble breaking through.
The rumor mill once again is churning big time in the battle between BlackBerry and iPhone, Research in Motion spacerand Apple, the Bold versus the Beautiful. And now comes word of the Thunder.
There are a lot of baby boomers out there and there's a lot of potential money to be made off of their retirement. Just be prepared to apply unconventional thinking to fit the habits of nontraditional people.
The Dow made double digit gains Thursday as a battle to control Yahoo boosted the technology sector and a pullback in oil eased concerns about inflation. What's the "Word on the Street?"
Markets aren't stagnant today, and your portfolio shouldn't be either. To give investors an edge, CNBC asked the market experts for their best stock picks now.
After some significant gains in April, where does the market go next? And how should investors position their portfolios? Sean Clark has some answers.
The dangers of complacency were abundantly evident in the last hour. I have remarked all day that the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) was nearing its lowest level since July of last year. While this is an indication that the levels of fear are clearly dropping, it also indicates--given the real concerns with the economy--that complacency may be a bit too high.
Freddie Mac's earnings may hold the answer, Cramer says.