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"I bleed Microsoft"... Ballmer bows out of Redmond
"I had not spent any time really contemplating my post-Microsoft life until my last day with the company."
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Ballmer: Microsoft and Apple are “two trick ponies”
"We’ve done two tricks and those will go for a lot of years. But in our industry, you have to do a third trick."
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Microsoft set to unveil Office for iPad…
New Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will unveil Office for iPad at Microsoft’s cloud and mobile conference in San Francisco...
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If I could turn back time... well, 10 years to be exact
"We would have a stronger position in the phone market today if I could re-do, for example, the last 10 years."
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Either do your job, or don’t do your job
"If you’re going do a job, do a job. And if you’re not going to do a job, don’t do a job. And that is the key of everything."
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Satya Nadella - What's next for Microsoft?
"Nadella's main challenge consists of evolving Redmond’s existing businesses while reinventing Microsoft to make it relevant in mobile and cloud-centric markets."
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Microsoft’s partners remain linchpin of company’s business model
"Gates and Ballmer had reputations for being domineering businessmen, so it will be interesting to see how Nadella is received by the Microsoft ecosystem and partner community in the months ahead."
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Microsoft employees give new CEO a ‘12th man’ welcome
"Well Sunday was a really, really big day in Seattle – and it didn’t have anything to do with the Seahawks,"
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Introducing Microsoft's new CEO...
"During this time of transformation, there is no better person to lead Microsoft than Satya Nadella."
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"Who am I?" - Nadella's first words...
"Many who know me say I am also defined by my curiosity and thirst for learning. I buy more books than I can finish. I sign up for more online courses than I can complete."
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Departing Ballmer's final rally cry...
"Today is an incredibly exciting day. Satya will be a great CEO, and I am pumped for the future of Microsoft."
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Redmond's big guns welcome Nadella...
A host of Microsoft stalwarts stepped forward to welcome Satya Nadella today, as he becomes only the third CEO in the Redmond hot seat.
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Microsoft CEO search arrives at Google's door...
It was a done deal they said. Satya Nadella was home and dry they said. But now, the head executive for Google Chrome and Apps is in pole position for the Redmond hot seat...
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Are we looking at Microsoft’s next CEO…?
Thought of "among the brightest brains at Microsoft", Satya Nadella, aka "Mr Nice Guy", looks set to become Redmond’s new CEO.
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Microsoft closes in on new CEO - But will Gates go?
Redmond on the verge of naming Steve Ballmer’s replacement as rumours swirl of an imminent Bill Gates departure…
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Microsoft set to announce new CEO...
Four months after Microsoft announced that CEO Steve Ballmer would retire, the software giant is reportedly close to naming a replacement.
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Record-breaking Microsoft smashes Surface sales
"The investments we are making in devices and services that deliver high-value experiences to our customers, and the work we are doing with our partners, are driving strong results and positioning us well for long-term growth."
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10, 9, 8, 7, wait, is Ballmer still here…?
Redmond will ring in the New Year with Steve Ballmer still in the Microsoft hot-seat, with the tech giant not set to appoint a new CEO until early 2014.
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Is Ford CEO Mullaly no longer in the Microsoft driving seat?
"Frankly, he has told us that his plan is to stay with Ford through the end of 2014."
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Nokia's Elop out as Race for Redmond narrows...
Former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop looks to have missed out on the Redmond hot seat, with speculation mounting that Microsoft has cut its CEO candidates field in half.
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Emotional Gates has met with "a lot of CEO candidates"
Despite breaking down during Steve Ballmer's farewell speech, Microsoft chairman Bill Gates admits the company has met with "a lot of CEO candidates" in a bid to find his replacement.
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Defiant Ballmer defends Microsoft's hardware venture
CEO Steve Ballmer has defended Microsoft's move into the hardware market, defiantly holding up a tablet in yet another emotional Redmond farewell.
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The real reason why Ballmer quit Microsoft…
"Maybe I’m an emblem of an old era, and I have to move on … the best way for Microsoft to enter a new era is a new leader who will accelerate change."
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Employee rankings axed as Microsoft unites
Echoing CEO Steve Ballmer's departing wish, software giant kills process which involved pitting staff against each other across the organisation.