Microsoft Corp.’s next chief executive officer will need the expertise and strategic vision that can help the biggest software maker confront a broad range of threats that Steve Ballmer, for all his expertise as a salesman, was never able to repel.
Google Inc., owner of the world’s most-used search engine, is adding games to its new social- networking service from developers such as Zynga Inc. and Rovio Entertainment Oy, creator of the hit “Angry Birds.”
Google Inc., the world’s biggest search engine, shut down the invite mechanism for its new Google+ social network after “insane demand,” said Vic Gundotra, head of social efforts, on the company’s website.
Google Inc. Chief Executive Officer Larry Page promoted seven of his managers to senior executive positions in a shakeup aimed at streamlining decision making, according to a person briefed on the changes.
Google Inc., owner of the world’s largest Internet-search engine, reported sales and profit that topped analysts’ estimates, a sign the company is benefiting from efforts to expand in mobile and display advertising.
Google Inc.’s challenge to Facebook Inc. in social networking, an effort analysts said will cost more than $200 million, probably slowed second-quarter profit growth for the world’s largest Web search engine.