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Former Microsoft CEO Ballmer laments falling behind in mobile

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has been off the job for one month but he's reflecting on his time leading the software giant and regrets not moving sooner to integrate mobile hardware and software.

Nadella named Microsoft CEO, as Elop gets snubbed

As had been expected, Microsoft named Satya Nadella as its third CEO. Nadella will take the place of the outgoing Steve Ballmer, who announced last year he would retire. In naming a 22-year Microsoft veteran as CEO, the company's board chose an insider who was considered a safe choice at a time when the company is being buffeted by challenges on the mobile front and is integrating Nokia's handset business.

Reports: Microsoft to name Satya Nadella to replace Ballmer as CEO

Microsoft is poised to name Satya Nadella as its next CEO to replace the outgoing Steve Ballmer, according to multiple reports. The move, if confirmed, would elevate the company's cloud and enterprise chief  to the top spot at a time when the company is focusing more on consumer hardware, epitomized in its $7.4 billion deal to buy Nokia's handset business.

Microsoft CEO search sparks uproar at Ericsson

Microsoft has said it intends to name a new CEO early this year, but the search for a successor to Steve Ballmer continues. Meanwhile, as more executives from other companies get drawn into the rumor mill as potential candidates for the top job at the software giant, the search has begun to affect the boards of other companies, notes  Bloomberg.

Report: Microsoft considers Ericsson's Vestberg to replace Ballmer as CEO

Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg is in the running to take the reins as chief executive at Microsoft from Steve Ballmer, who is retiring within the next few months, according to a  Bloomberg  report.

Ford's Mulally could be out of the running for Microsoft CEO spot

Ford Motor Co. CEO Alan Mulally will stay at the automaker through 2014, according to Ford board member Edsel Ford II, who reiterated the company's timetable. The announcement could mean that Mulally is now out of consideration to take the CEO spot at Microsoft once CEO Steve Ballmer steps down.

Nokia starts new chapter as shareholders approve Microsoft deal

Nokia said its shareholders approved the sale of the Finnish company's devices and services business to Microsoft after 99 per cent of the votes cast at this week's extraordinary general meeting were in favour of the proposal.

They said what??!? Top wireless executive quotes of 2013

It's no secret that the vast majority of what wireless executives say in public is not surprising. Usually  it's a recitation of phrases, talking points and ideas they have made in the past that they are simply reinforcing.  However, every once in a while, in an interview or unguarded moment, wireless executives can let loose a whopper.

Report: Nokia sold 8M Lumias in Q3

Nokia sold at least 8 million Lumia Windows Phone smartphones in the third quarter, up from 7.4 million in the second quarter and far more than the 2.9 million it sold in the year-ago period, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

Microsoft's Ballmer bids adieu as rumors continue to swirl about his successor

Outgoing Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer held his final meeting with employees on Thursday, in what was reportedly a highly emotional event for the executive, who is stepping down after three decades with the company. Meanwhile, rumors continue to circulate about Ballmer's potential successors.
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