Steve Ballmer

  • Steve Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board 1 week ago

    San Francisco: Former Microsoft chief Steven Ballmer said he is stepping down as a member of the software giant's board of directors. Ballmer made his decision public a month after his successor, Satya Nadella, announced unprecedented job cuts at the US technology firm as it worked to adapt to a "mobile...
  • Ex-Microsoft CEO Ballmer buys NBA's LA Clippers for $2 billion May 30, 2014

    Former Microsoft Corp CEO Steve Ballmer has purchased the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers franchise for $2 billion, a record for a professional basketball team, sole trustee Shelly Sterling announced on Friday. In a news release from Greenberg Glusker, Sterling's counsel, she said she had signed a binding contract to sell...
  • How Microsoft is changing April 7, 2014

    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's calming, collegial style stands in stark contrast to the blustery, passionate, rally-the-troops approach employed by Microsoft's previous CEO, Steve Ballmer. The difference between the two is also quite evident from what they wear. ...
  • Top 10: The world's richest tech billionaires in 2014 March 4, 2014

    Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has regained the title of the world's richest man in the Forbes magazine's annual billionaire list that includes 56 India-based billionaires. Apart from the richest people on the planet, the list also details the world's richest billionaires in the world of tech. Google's Larry Page has...
  • Collegial Satya Nadella a stark contrast to blustery Steve Ballmer February 10, 2014

    Los Angeles: It was a fleeting moment once the camera had gone off, but some say it's indicative of the leadership style Satya Nadella brings to his new job as CEO of Microsoft. Nadella's impromptu town hall webcast had interrupted business meetings between Microsoft employees and outside partners at the company's...
  • Satya Nadella a safe choice for Microsoft, but is it a smart choice? February 6, 2014

    San Francisco: After compiling a list of more than 100 CEO candidates, Microsoft settled on Satya Nadella a home-grown leader who joined the software maker in the early 1990s. That's back when Google's founders were teenagers and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was in elementary school. Tuesday's hiring of Nadella as Microsoft's...
  • Satya Nadella: From a star cricketer at school to Microsoft CEO February 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Hyderabad born Satya Nadella on Tuesday succeeded Steve Ballmer as head of the world's most iconic technology company - Microsoft. It's a long journey for this Hyderabad boy, who now has the job of turning around Microsoft. Satyanarayana Nadella passed out from Hyderabad Public School...
  • Microsoft's Mr India: The inside story of Satya Nadella February 5, 2014

    Microsoft has named Satya Nadella, an executive in charge of the company's small, but growing business of delivering software and services over the Internet, as its new CEO. Company founder Bill Gates is leaving the chairman role for a new role as technology adviser. ...
  • Satya Nadella: From a curious student to Microsoft CEO February 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Hyderabad-born Satya Nadella, who is the new CEO of Microsoft, has been working for the company for 22 years. He was executive vice president of Microsoft's Cloud and Enterprise group where Microsoft has its largest non-US research centre - was promoted to run the company's fast expanding cloud,...
  • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella faces challenges in mobile, investor relations February 4, 2014

    Washington: As Microsoft Corp prepares to unveil insider Satya Nadella as its new chief executive, investors and analysts are weighing how effective the 22-year veteran will be in re-igniting the company's mobile ambitions and satisfying Wall Street's hunger for cash. The world's biggest software firm faces a slow erosion of...
  • Microsoft names India-born Satya Nadella as CEO February 5, 2014

    Redmond, Washington: Microsoft has named Satya Nadella, an executive in charge of the company's small, but growing business of delivering software and services over the Internet, as its new CEO. Company founder Bill Gates is leaving the chairman role for a new role as technology adviser. The software company announced on...
  • Sundar Pichai vs Satya Nadella: Two Indians in the running for the Microsoft CEO post February 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Contrary to the Bloomberg report which suggested that Indian-American Satya Nadella may replace long-time Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer as he steps down, a new report has emerged saying that Google's Andorid head Sundar Pichai is the front-runner for the CEO job at Microsoft. Sundar Pichai, the 42-year-old...
  • Is Google's Android head Sundar Pichai the top choice for the CEO position at Microsoft? February 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst reports that Microsoft is preparing to name internal executive Satya Nadella as the software company's next chief executive, a new report has surfaced claiming Sundar Pichai, another person of Indian origin, as the most likely candidate to replace outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer. Citing sources close to the hiring...
  • Curious Microsoft CEO candidate Satya Nadella would ask a lot of questions as a student February 1, 2014

    Mumbai: In his university days in India, Satya Nadella, likely the next chief executive officer of Microsoft Corp, was a relentless questioner. "When all other students will quietly listen to what I would teach, he will ask a lot of questions - 'why does it have to be like this, why...
  • Microsoft considers Ericsson CEO for top job: Reports January 16, 2014

    Microsoft Corp is considering Ericsson Chief Executive Hans Vestberg as a possible successor to outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer, Bloomberg reported, citing sources briefed on the software giant's executive search. The dynamic 48-year-old Swede fits the bill as a media-savvy technology fanatic, but his emergence as a leading candidate for the US...
  • Microsoft considering Ericsson CEO as a possible successor to outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer: Report January 16, 2014

    San Francisco: Microsoft Corp is considering Ericsson AB Chief Executive Hans Vestberg as a possible successor to outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer, Bloomberg cited sources briefed on the software giant's executive search as saying on Wednesday. Bloomberg did not report on whether the company has reached out to Vestberg, who as CEO...
  • Microsoft to name new CEO in early 2014; Ford's Alan Mulally a leading candidate December 18, 2013

    Seattle: The board member leading Microsoft Corp's search for a new chief executive said on Tuesday he expects an appointment to be made early next year, the first time the board has been so specific on timing. The world's biggest software company is taking longer than most had expected to find...
  • Microsoft's Bill Gates highlights tough requirements for new CEO November 20, 2013

    Bellevue: Chairman Bill Gates said on Tuesday he was pleased with Microsoft Corp's progress in finding a new chief executive but outlined the difficulties in picking the next leader of the world's largest software company as it seeks to reinvent itself as a mobile computing power. Gates is part of the...
  • Poll: Tendulkar, Jobs, Agassi - whose goodbye speech did you love the most? November 19, 2013

    It's never easy to say goodbye. Tennis great Andre Agassi broke down on the field and cricketer Sachin Tendulkar bid a sombre adieu to millions of fans in a speech televised live. Their speeches made you love them more and had you tear up too as you realise that this...
  • Microsoft shorlists names for CEO; list includes Satya Nadella November 6, 2013

    New York: Microsoft Corp has narrowed its list of external candidates to replace Chief Executive Steve Ballmer to about five people, including Ford Motor Co's current chief Alan Mulally and former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, according to sources familiar with the matter. The world's largest software maker also has at least...
  • Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer seek re-election to Microsoft board October 4, 2013

    Seattle: Chairman Bill Gates and retiring Chief Executive Steve Ballmer are standing for re-election to Microsoft Corp's board of directors, despite recent moves by some investors to reduce their influence, according to the software company's annual proxy filing made public on Thursday. Ballmer and Gates, both 57, have been the target...
  • Microsoft investors push for chairman Bill Gates to step down October 2, 2013

    Three of the top 20 investors in Microsoft Corp are lobbying the board to press for Bill Gates to step down as chairman of the software company he co-founded 38 years ago, according to people familiar with matter. While Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer has been under pressure for years to...
  • Steve Ballmer goes out punching at last Microsoft employee meeting September 27, 2013

    Seattle: Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer took his farewell bow before thousands of applauding employees on Thursday with a typically loud and emotional performance at his last companywide meeting, talking up the software giant's prospects and taking swipes at rivals. The CEO, whose screeching and dancing at company events is the...
  • Full text of Microsoft's press release on Nokia acquisition September 3, 2013

    Microsoft to acquire Nokia's devices & services business, license Nokia's patents and mapping services REDMOND, Washington and ESPOO, Finland - Sept. 2, 2013 - Microsoft Corporation and Nokia Corporation today announced that the Boards of Directors for both companies have decided to enter into a transaction whereby Microsoft will purchase substantially...
  • Nokia CEO Stephen Elop to move to Microsoft, chairman to take over September 3, 2013

    Helsinki: Nokia said its chief executive, Stephen Elop, will move to Microsoft Corp when the deal to acquire Nokia's handset business is closed. Nokia board chairman Risto Siilasmaa will take over CEO duties while the Finnish firm is looking for a new CEO. Elop was hired as Nokia CEO in 2010 from...
  • Steve Ballmer's email to Microsoft employees on the Nokia acquisition September 3, 2013

    Microsoft on Tuesday said it will buy Nokia's mobile phone business for 5.44 billion euros ($7.2 billion). The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2014 and it is subject to approval by Nokia's shareholders and regulatory approvals. Nokia partnered in 2011 with Microsoft and uses Microsoft's Windows...
  • Microsoft to buy Nokia: Open letter from Steve Ballmer, Stephen Elop September 3, 2013

    Microsoft and Nokia have announced that the software giant will acquire the struggling mobile phone company's devices business for 5.44 billion euros ($7.2 billion). Below is an open letter from Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Nokia CEO Stephen Elop addressed to consumers: The Next Chapter: An open letter from Steve Ballmer...
  • From Nokia chief to Bill Gates, guessing game begins on new Microsoft CEO August 27, 2013

    london: As Steve Ballmer bows out of Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O), the guessing game over who will replace him has started with a British bookmaker putting Nokia's Stephen Elop as the favourite. Ballmer, 57, unexpectedly announced his retirement last Friday after more than three decades at the world's largest software company, including...
  • The challenges before Steve Ballmer's successor as Microsoft CEO August 26, 2013

    Seattle: The next CEO of Microsoft has one big decision to make: press on with retiring chief executive Steve Ballmer's ambitious plan to transform the software giant into a broad-based devices and services company, or jettison that idea and rally resources around its proven strength in business software. Ballmer's grand design...