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  • Microsoft dings Ballmer's bonus over Windows 8, Surface RT struggles

    Microsoft's board of directors reduced outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer's bonus for the 2013 fiscal year, citing poor performance of Windows 8 and the $900 million Surface RT write-off, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

    Written by Gregg Keizer04 Oct. 13 10:49
  • Big-hitter investors want Gates out as Microsoft chairman

    A trio of the top 20 investors in Microsoft, anxious about the selection of the company's next CEO, have asked the board to push Bill Gates out of his chairman's spot, according to a report by Reuters.

    Written by Gregg Keizer02 Oct. 13 17:40
  • Utility cuts IT workforce, hires Indian outsourcers

    Northeast Utilities in Connecticut Tuesday confirmed that it plans to turn over part of its IT operations to two India-based outsourcing firms, despite a recent push by state lawmakers to keep it from doing so.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau01 Oct. 13 21:35
  • Microsoft to pay execs who stay, pay those culled during reorg turmoil

    Microsoft handed out nearly $60 million in stock grants to eight executives on the same day it filed papers with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announcing that the board had authorized special incentives to keep senior management from jumping ship.

    Written by Gregg Keizer30 Sept. 13 12:53
  • DEC's demise may offer a lesson for Microsoft

    With Microsoft facing an almost insurmountable challenge to remain viable, some see parallels between the software giant and DEC, the high-flying tech titan of the 1980s that had all but disappeared by 1996.

    Written by Gregg Keizer23 Sept. 13 10:08
  • CEO Mayer talks logos; and her happiness at Yahoo

    In wide ranging discussion Wednesday, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer talked about the company's not-so-popular new logo, the status of her turnaround efforts and whether she's happier at Yahoo than she was at Google.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin12 Sept. 13 11:37
  • Bookmaker handicaps Microsoft CEO race

    Adding insult to injury after Wall Street boosted Microsoft's stock price when CEO Steve Ballmer announced he would retire, now a U.K. bookmaker is taking bets on Ballmer's replacement.

    Written by Gregg Keizer28 Aug. 13 16:48
  • Only an outsider CEO can help Microsoft

    Microsoft's board of directors must hire a new CEO from outside the company's ranks to follow through on retiring chief executive Steve Ballmer's promise to reinvent the tech giant, analysts said.

    Written by Gregg Keizer24 Aug. 13 18:58
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