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Bill Gates May Be Pushed Out Of Chairman Role At Microsoft
2013-10-02 08:15:01

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A report from Reuters claims some of Microsoft’s top investors are pressing the board to dismiss co-founder Bill Gates from his role as company chairman. This report comes as the company is looking for a new CEO to replace Steve Ballmer who announced his retirement late in August. Reuters’ inside sources say three of Microsoft’s top 20 investors are calling for Gates’ ouster. These investors, said the sources, hold more than...

Microsoft Announces New Surface Models With Improvements
2013-09-24 05:28:31

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Microsoft unveiled its new Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets on Monday, adding extended battery life, screen improvements and other features while retaining the trademark design of its first-generation Surface products. The Surface Pro 2 is aimed at professionals who want the power of a laptop in a tablet device. The Pro 2 has a starting price of $899, and uses a full version of the upcoming Windows 8.1, so it can run any...

Microsoft Acquires Nokia Handset Division For $7.2 Billion
2013-09-03 08:29:58

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Microsoft has agreed to buy Nokia’s handset division and patent portfolio for $7.2 billion. Though the deal adds some 32,000 new employees to Microsoft’s roster, a remaining 56,000 Nokia employees will not be transitioning. The two companies have been partners since February 2011 when Nokia agreed to focus its attention on creating phones for the Windows Phone platform, a move which it hoped would increase its standings in the...

2013-08-23 23:03:12

Next CEO should put workers first, then customers, then shareholders. Technology Industry Analyst Jeff Kagan is available to speak with reporters, or may be quoted through this release. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) August 23, 2013 Steve Ballmer CEO of Microsoft will be stepping down, says the Washington Post, Aug 23. Industry analyst Jeff Kagan offers comment. “There is quite a bit of good that Steve Ballmer has done with Microsoft over many years. However, Microsoft has been stuck during the...

Steve Ballmer, CEO Of Microsoft, To Retire Within A Year
2013-08-23 10:25:53

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's chief executive officer (CEO), wrote in a letter to employees on Friday that he would be retiring from his CEO position within twelve months, once the company can find a suitable replacement as his successor. "There is never a perfect time for this type of transition, but now is the right time," Ballmer said. He went on to say that his original plan to retire would've been during the middle of Microsoft's...

2013-07-17 23:18:36

FuseExpertise, an Expertise as a Service™ platform on cloud infrastructure, maximizes expertise retention, execution and accountability. Ottawa ON (PRWEB) July 17, 2013 At the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2013 in Houston last week, thousands of partners congregated to share ideas on the future of business solutions, and to exchange success stories. In his keynote address, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said, “We look out at the next year, and the pace of innovation isn't...

Microsoft Reorganizes At Corporate Level
2013-07-11 11:51:27

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer sent out a memo to all Microsoft employees this morning which outlines a reorganization for the company. A shakeup in executive aligning in Redmond has been rumored for some time. Ballmer defined a new vision for Microsoft, one which places more emphasis on their relatively new business model of building devices as well as services. As a part of the restructuring, Microsoft Office's head, Kurt DelBene,...

Zynga CEO Replaced By Xbox Chief
2013-07-02 09:40:32

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Zynga founder Mark Pincus announced on Monday he is stepping down as the company's chief executive, and would turn over the reins to Don Mattrick, who currently runs Microsoft's Xbox division. In a note sent to Zynga employees, players and shareholders, Pincus said he would remain chairman and chief product officer of the company, and that he and Mattrick will jointly report to the board and establish a new executive committee to...

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