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.’s former Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer said he’s sorry he didn’t combine hardware and software development sooner after the company missed out on Apple Inc.’s smartphone success.
Microsoft Corp.’s newly appointed Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella, in an effort to reignite growth, is shuffling management and putting former political operative Mark Penn in the new role of chief strategy officer.
Microsoft Corp.’s newly appointed Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella, in an effort to reignite growth, is shuffling management and putting former political operative Mark Penn in the new role of chief strategy officer, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
Microsoft Corp. Chairman John Thompson, who led the recent search for a new chief executive officer that resulted in the appointment of Satya Nadella, said the challenge facing the software maker is how to direct the company’s ample resources in the right direction.
Microsoft Corp., under new Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella, will accelerate a push into mobile software, joining forces with hardware manufacturers and Qualcomm Inc. to develop cheaper phones for emerging markets.
Microsoft Corp. named Satya Nadella chief executive officer, tapping an insider steeped in business technology to speed up a turnaround at a software maker that helped usher in the personal-computing age, only to be left behind as the world embraced the Web and mobile devices.
Rackspace Hosting Inc. co-founder Graham Weston, who took over as chief executive officer this week, is meeting with shareholders face-to-face after the company’s stock plunged on news of his predecessor’s retirement.
Steve Ballmer’s tenure as Microsoft Corp. chief executive officer is poised to end with Apple Inc. and Google Inc. bigger by value. His 14-year stint also had brief periods when Cisco Systems Inc. and Intel Corp. held the title of most-valuable technology company.