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Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer will retire within 12 months, reports CNBC's Jon Fortt. And Brendan Barnicle, Pacific Crest Securities, and William George, former Medtronic CEO, speculate who may replace Ballmer, and what's next for the company.
In today's top 3 trades, Pandora takes a hit after disappointing guidance, Aeropostale plummets, and Expedia surges on news of teaming up with Travelocity. And Jeff Sonnenfeld, Yale School of Management, gives Microsoft's Steve Ballmer a grade of B+ for his performance at the helm of the tech giant.
Over his tenure at the helm of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer tripled revenues and returned almost $200 billion to shareholders, Yale School of Management's Jeffrey Sonnenfeld says.
There's potential for shares of Microsoft to move a lot higher after CEO Steve Ballmer announces his departure, Mike Murphy of Rosecliff Capital says.
Jordan Posner, Matrix Asset Advisors, discusses whether Microsoft's management change will help the company improve value for shareholder.
Dan Niles, AlphaOne Capital Partners, discusses the jump in Microsoft shares after the announcement CEO Steve Ballmer will retire next year. Niles explains why he is buying some shares now as a short-term play. And CNBC's Jon Fortt shares his thoughts on the timing of Ballmer's departure.
Colin Gillis, BGC Financial, weighs in on the rocky road ahead for the tech giant, as PC sales drop, and shares his thoughts on its reorganization and likely successor.
Rick Sherlund, Nomura Securities, addresses Jim Cramer's question of whether Steve Ballmer was forced out as CEO of Microsoft. He also addresses who the likely successor will be.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will retire in 12 months, and the company will consider both internal and external candidates, reports CNBC's Jon Fortt.
Rick Sherlund, Nomura Securities analyst, discusses how shareholder activism weighed in on his decision to upgrade the tech giant from a "neutral" to "buy" rating.
Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer is creating "cross-functional strike teams" to work across the individual engineering divisions to spearhead new ideas, explains CNBC's Jon Fortt.
Brent Thill, UBS, and Ed Maguire, CLSA, discuss how to play the tech giant's realignment plans.
CEO Steve Ballmer announced a "far-reaching realignment of the company," reports CNBC's Jon Fortt.
Microsoft's newly announced restructuring plan could create significant value for shareholders and may change Wall Street's opinions of the company, CNBC's Jim Cramer says.
CNBC's Jon Fortt has the latest details on Microsoft's restructuring plans. And Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Yale School of Management, and Dennis Berman, WSJ Marketplace, weigh in on what the changes mean for the stock and CEO Steve Ballmer.
John Fortt and the "Squawk on the Street" news team discuss the tech giant's realignment announcement and whether its concept of "One Microsoft" will work.
John Sculley, former Apple CEO, discusses the widely expected launch of Microsoft's restructuring plan and its impact on the company's future.
Mary Uhl-Bien, University of Nebraska professor, provides perspective on Zynga's new hire and Microsoft's restructuring plan.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer made CNBC Herb Greenberg's "worst CEOs" list last year. Greenberg discusses whether the company's reorganization will work.
CNBC's Jon Fortt and Harry McCracken, Time m expect when the tech giant announces major restructuring plan for the company today, including a possible reshuffling of senior executives.