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Ballmer: Microsoft must 'chart a direction in mobile devices'

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer takes current CEO Satya Nadella to task over the company's lack of direction in mobile in an interview with  Business Insider.

Clippers OTT threat hardly idle, according to regional sports network watchers

Could former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer really take local video coverage of his newly acquired NBA team over-the-top? After a New York Post report surfaced last week that Ballmer is considering doing just that with his Los Angeles Clippers, SNL Kagan kicked the tires on the prospect of an owner familiar with online video tech going OTT-- and found it, well, plausible.

Ballmer's Clippers reportedly reject $60M-a-year RSN offer, may forge ahead with OTT plan

The NBA's Los Angeles Clippers under their new owner, former Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer, will pass on a $60 million-a-year offer to stay on their regional sports network (RSN) and will instead embark on a direct-to-consumer (DTC) streaming video distribution scheme. The New York Post reported on the action, citing unnamed insiders.

Rumor mill: TWC looking to launch L.A. Clippers-based RSN

Even though it's stuck paying the Los Angeles Dodgers an average of $340 million annually for the next 24 years for a regional sports network no other major pay-TV operator will carry, Time Warner Cable may not be gun shy about launching another regional sports network in the Los Angeles market.

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.