Microsoft elevates cloud boss Satya Nadella to new CEO

Microsoft Corp.’s new CEO says his first day on the job is “a very humbling day for me.” In an email to employees Satya Nadella, who has been with the company for 22

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 4th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Microsoft acquires Nokia devices and services division for $5.3 billion

Microsoft Corp. and Nokia were already close, but now they're going through with the ceremony and entering a full-fledged union. Microsoft will acquire the Devices & Services division of Finnish smartphone maker Nokia

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 3rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

The meaning of Ballmer [an insider’s take]

Change at the top of the world’s largest tech companies is always a seismic event. We all remember where we were when we first heard Bill Gates was going to step down as

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 23rd, 2013 Carmi Levy

Cubicle Fight: Was Steve Ballmer a good CEO for Microsoft?

We just learned this morning that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is retiring from his post within the next 12 months. Was Ballmer's rein as CEO a triumphant career journey to be celebrated, or

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 23rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

2013: The year Jeff Bezos gets a toupee

What surprises does 2013 hold for the tech industry? Will Research In Motion come back to prominence with the BlackBerry 10 platform? Will Apple release yet another iPhone to an enthusiastic worldwide reception?

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 7th, 2012 Shane Schick

Windows 8: ultimate guide to Microsoft’s big OS release

Near the end of October, Microsoft Corp. will release Windows 8, its most major update to its flagship operating system product since Windows 7 was released three years ago. A New York-based event

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 5th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Is Ballmer bungling Microsoft’s Windows 8 app strategy?

The naysayers are coming out of the woodwork to cast doubt on Steve Ballmer's Windows 8 app strategy. Windows 8 gets its official debut later this month but with just weeksto go, critics

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 1st, 2012 Christine Wong

Microsoft’s Office 15 embraces software-as-a-service model

Small business trial customers of Microsoft Corp.'s new version of widely-used productivity suite are giving the new Web-based delivery approach a thumbs up. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said in San Francisco on Monday that

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 18th, 2012 Paolo Del Nibletto

What Google’s Eric Schmidt thinks of other tech CEOs

Eric Schmidt’s career in the IT industry began long before his leadership roles at Google Inc., he reminded a large crowd at Dreamforce, Salesforce.com’s annual conference, last week. The current executive chairman at

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 7th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Video Rewind: Ballmer’s shining hour

Recently, hedge fund manager David Einhorn of Greenlight Capital had said that Steve Ballmers continued presence as Microsoft's CEO was the biggest “overhang on Microsoft's stock.”At an investors conference in New York last

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 31st, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Windows 8: facts, rumours and speculation

Only Microsoft knows how the next version of its Windows operating system will look and what it will be called, but big changes could be ahead for the OS observers refer to as

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 26th, 2011 Jared Newman

10 tech predictions for 2011

We were wrong -- so far -- that Carol Bartz would be ousted as Yahoo CEO by the end of this year, but we were right that Apple's tablet, whose name wasn't known

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 21st, 2010 Nancy Weil

5 tech titans who should never open their mouths in public

Known for his on-stage antics, Steve Ballmer is a rather extreme example of a businessman gone wild. Perhaps he is the greatest actor known to man. Perhaps he's just crazy. Either way, this

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 19th, 2010 Joe Doherty