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Steve Ballmer reportedly shouted at the board like a madman before retiring from Microsoft

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According to BusinessWeek, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer got into a huge shouting match with the board of directors in June 2013 before announcing his retirement several months later. The shouting match was due to the acquisition of Nokia. Microsoft’s board of directors said that they did not want to acquire Nokia and start making smartphones.

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Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) CEO shuffles executives around already

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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) CEO Satya Nadella has already shaken up management at the company. Nadella has reportedly named Mark Penn to serve as the chief strategy officer. Penn previously worked as the EVP of advertising and strategy at Microsoft and worked as a former Hillary Clinton pollster.

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Videos: Satya Nadella, Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer and John Thompson discuss new CEO announcement

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Microsoft has released these four videos featuring newly appointed CEO Satya Nadella, outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer, former chairman and co-founder Bill Gates, and board member John Thompson discussing Nadella’s appointment as the head of the company. Check out the videos below:
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Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) has named Satya Nadella as CEO

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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has named Satya Nadella as CEO and a member of the Board of Directors effective immediately. Nadella was previously the Executive Vice President of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise group. Nadella joined Microsoft in 1992 and drove the strategy and technical shifts across Microsoft’s product portfolio. He also helped drive Microsoft’s move to the cloud for supporting Bing, Xbox, Office, and other servers.

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Bill Gates will likely remain involved in product development after new CEO is announced

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Microsoft is expected to announce a new CEO soon. There were rumors that Microsoft was having a hard time finding a successor because Microsoft co-founder/chairman Bill Gates and outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer would still be involved in decisions as board members. Following that news, there were rumors floating around that Ballmer and Gates would give up their board seats.
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Microsoft likely will name Satya Nadella as CEO next week

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According to a report by Re/code, Microsoft will likely name Satya Nadella as the successor to outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer next week. Nadella is the head of Microsoft’s enterprise and cloud division. Nadella has worked at Microsoft for over 20 years in various roles and has a strong technical background. He is also strongly familiar with Microsoft’s structure. There is also still a chance that Microsoft will name strategy head Tony Bates or former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop as Ballmer’s successor, but both of them seem to be further choices. Microsoft has been searching for replacements for around half a year.
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Microsoft reports better-than-expected Q2 2014 earnings

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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has reported a positive second quarter fiscal 2014 earnings report. The company reported revenues and profit above Wall Street expectations. Microsoft reported $24.52 billion in revenue for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. Wall Street was expecting $23.5 billion in Q2 revenue. Operating income was reported at $7.97 billion and net income was $6.56 billion.

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Bill Gates reiterates that he is not returning as Microsoft head

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Microsoft chairman Bill Gates interview with Bloomberg TV recently to discuss how he is working with Michael Bloomberg on various philanthropic initiatives. He also reiterated that he is not going to return to the software giant as the head of the company.
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