Microsoft Corp., trying to reverse disappointing sales for its Windows Phone, is counting on Samsung Electronics Co. and other manufacturing partners to step up retailer incentives and boost in-store promotions.
The departure of Ray Ozzie as Microsoft Corp.’s chief software architect fueled concern that Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer may not be doing enough to nurture would-be successors and executives who can set strategy.
Nokia Oyj reported a smaller-than- estimated loss and forecast a profitable quarter for the handset business as the Finnish manufacturer prepares to introduce models based on Microsoft Corp.’s software. The shares surged.
Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer is planning a reorganization aimed at reducing the number of business units and putting more focus on devices and services, according to people familiar with the matter.