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Read why Steve Ballmer ''drifted apart'' from Bill Gates

Read why Steve Ballmer ''drifted apart'' from Bill Gates

Differences over the smartphone and tablet business strained his relationship with Bill Gates, Microsoft`s former CEO Steve Ballmer recounted in an interview to Bloomberg this week.

Stephen Elop, former Nokia CEO, to leave Microsoft

Microsoft Corp said former Nokia Oyj top boss, Stephen Elop, is leaving the software maker as part of a shakeup in its senior leadership.

One year on, Nadella shifting focus at Microsoft

With one year under his belt, Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella has made strides in changing the focus of the technology giant that some feared was turning into a dinosaur.

Microsoft ex-CEO Ballmer, activist Jesse Jackson pep up annual meet

Former Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer and civil rights activist Jesse Jackson livened up the technology company`s annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday, grabbing the spotlight from the current leaders on stage.

Ex-Microsoft CEO Ballmer making gift to Harvard

Ballmer is joining Harvard President Drew Faust and Cherry Murray, dean of its School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, at noon today to discuss further details of the initiative.

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer leaves board

Former Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer will leave the software company`s board with immediate effect, Microsoft said on Tuesday.

Ex-Microsoft CEO Ballmer to buy NBA's LA Clippers for $2 billion: Source

Ballmer outbid two groups, one led by media mogul David Geffen that offered USD 1.6 billion that included TV talk show maven Oprah Winfrey and Oracle Corp CEO Larry Ellison.

Bill Gates on track to own no Microsoft stock in four years

Bill Gates, the former chief executive and chairman of Microsoft Corp, will have no direct ownership in the company he co-founded by mid-2018 if he keeps up his recent share sales.

Ford to replace CEO Mulally in 2014: Report

Alan Mulally will likely retire and be replaced as CEO of Ford Motor by chief operating officer Mark Fields by the end of 2014.

Nadella rejigs Microsoft's top management

Microsoft appointed Nadella as CEO on February 4, replacing Steve Ballmer, as the world's largest software firm expanded its focus to devices and cloud infrastructure.

Microsoft makes pollster Penn head of strategy, exact role unclear

Microsoft Corp on Monday put pugnacious pollster and political adviser Mark Penn in charge of strategy but left company watchers uncertain what exactly his new role will entail.

Microsoft to give upgraded Windows for free?

As Microsoft plans to wind up Windows 8.1 operating system next month, the firm plans to announce a free version of Windows in a bid to persuade customers to upgrade to latest versions.

Microsoft needs to reinvent itself, says CEO Nadella

Microsoft's new India-born CEO Satya Nadella has said that instead of resting on its laurels the software giant needs to focus more on reinventing itself and become a company "where people find deep meaning at work".

Nadella must renew the world`s faith in Microsoft

Good news for Microsoft was that analysts contacted by AFP were of a mind that the newly-minted chief executive has the skill and resources to pull it off.

Satya Nadella: Things you need to know about the new Microsoft CEO

The 46-year-old has previously headed Microsoft`s Cloud and Enterprise group and is only the third chief executive to be appointed in the company`s nearly forty-decade-old history.

American media welcome Nadella as Microsoft's new chief

With Nadella now becoming the most powerful Indian- American chief executive in the IT Sector, the media was quick to reflect on the increasing influence of this small ethnic community in the country.

I raised my hand for this job: Satya Nadella

A 22-year old Microsoft veteran, 46-year-old Nadella was yesterday named the new Chief Executive Officer of the technology giant.

Satya Nadella is a proven leader: Steve Ballmer

Satya Nadella is a "proven leader" whose "strong technical skills and great business insights" will drive the world's leading technology company, says Microsoft's outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer about his successor.

Cricket taught me teamwork, leadership: Satya Nadella

A poetry aficionado and a cricket fan, Microsoft's new CEO India-born Satya Nadella learnt lessons in teamwork and leadership by playing the gentleman's game.

We are hungry to do more: Nadella tells Microsoft employees

Describing his rise to the top as "humbling", Microsoft's Hyderabad-born CEO Satya Nadella said technology industry respects only "innovation" and not tradition.