Ballmer became the chief executive officer of Microsoft when Bill Gates stepped down from day-to-day management in January 2000. Since then, the exuberant Microsoft CEO has struggled to keep the world’s biggest software maker relevant in the age of Apple. The company unveiled its own Windows-powered tablet computer—Surface—in June 2012.
Microsoft Corp., which issued the first euro-denominated bond in its 38-year history in April, is favoring the currency in its biggest sale ever, taking advantage of a widening discount to dollar borrowing costs.
Microsoft Corp.’s board is focusing on Ford Motor Co. Chief Executive Officer Alan Mulally and internal executive Satya Nadella as part of a group of more likely candidates to become the next CEO of the world’s biggest software company, according to people familiar with the matter.
U.S. corporations are switching chief executive officers at the fastest pace in five years as companies from Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to Microsoft Corp. grapple with shifting customer tastes, competition from upstarts and restive shareholders.
When gamers around the world boot up their Xbox One consoles to play "Call of Duty: Ghosts" for the first time today, the system will do a careful hand-off behind the scenes that involves three separate operating systems developed by Microsoft.
Microsoft Corp.’s board will meet on Nov. 18 to trim a list of chief executive officer candidates, with the goal of whittling the roster to three to five people, said a person with knowledge of the process.
Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer, who has struggled to adapt the world’s largest software maker to the shift away from personal computers and toward mobile devices, will retire after more than a decade at the helm.