Software Steve Ballmer

  • Searching for a new Microsoft CEO

    Will Bill Gates take back the reins at Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer retires?

  • Ballmer: Made strong progress in past year

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer wrote a farewell letter to shareholders, saying "we are in the early stages of our transformation, but made strong progress in the last year." CNBC's Jon Fortt, and "The Profit" host Marcus Lemonis grade his assessment.

  • Microsoft without Bill Gates?

    Three large Microsoft shareholders reportedly want the co-founder of the tech giant to step down as chairman. CNBC's Jon Fortt has the details.

  • Is it time for Bill Gates to go?

    Rick Sherlund, Nomura Securities, shares his thought on whether the co-founder of the tech giant should step down, as shareholders frustration grows and the search to replace Steve Ballmer continues.

  • Who's on the list to head Microsoft?

    Ford CEO Alan Mulally may be in the running to take Steve Ballmer's job at MIcrosoft but she's not the only one, says Kara Swisher, All Things Digital.

  • Microsoft's new dividend hike is probably unnecessary because the company has better strategic options, CNBC's Jim Cramer said.

  • Some of Microsoft's top investors have urged the technology giant's board to consider Ford Motor's CEO and Computer Sciences CEO as Ballmer successor.

  • Microsoft has a stable of senior executives who could be contenders to succeed Chief Executive Steve Ballmer. Here's an assessment of their individual pros and cons.

  • Who's next to be out?

    After CEO of Microsoft Steve Ballmer announced his departure last week, the question of what CEOs may be next to move on has risen. CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis has the details.

  • Top three trades

    Dollar Tree has been upgraded to buy, while Family Dollar is downgraded to hold; Big Lots sees a pop; and Tesla outsells Porche, Volvo and Land Rover in California. Also, Gautam Mukunda of Harvard Business School discusses potential candidates to replace Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

  • PC demand is really poor: Tech expert

    Daniel Niles, AlphaOne Capital Partners, discusses the outlook on Microsoft on the heels of Friday's announcement CEO Steve Ballmer is leaving the helm of the tech giant.

  • Fiorina: Ballmer did a good job under the circumstances

    Carly Fiorina, former HP Chairman & CEO, provides her thoughts on the departure of Steve Ballmer and Microsoft's likely successor.

  • Microsoft beyond Steve Ballmer

    Stephen Yacktman of Yacktman Asset Management, Walter Pritchard of Citigroup, and CNBC's Herb Greenberg and Jon Fortt join to discuss the ability of Microsoft's board to pick a new leader.

  • Microsoft's Steve Ballmer to retire within the next year

    CNBC's Jon Fortt focuses on Bill Gates after news of Steve Ballmer announcing retirement.

  • CEO Ballmer to leave Microsoft

    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.

  • Top three trades

    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.

  • Why Steve Ballmer gets a B-plus as CEO

    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.

  • 'Get out, step back' from Microsoft: Pro

    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.

  • Time for Microsoft to reward shareholders?

    Jordan Posner, Matrix Asset Advisors, discusses whether Microsoft's management change will help the company improve value for shareholder.

  • Ballmer retirement sends MSFT shares soaring

    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.