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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Taps VP Satya Nadella As New CEO

    Following reports last week that a decision was close , Microsoft has announced the name of its new CEO. Satya Nadella will immediately take over as Microsoft’s third CEO, replacing Steve Ballmer. Ballmer announced plans to retire in August. Before starting at Microsoft in 1992, Nadella worked... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Report: Microsoft Close To Naming New CEO

    Update: New reports suggest that Microsoft will be meeting soon to make a final determination on new leadership. Recode is reporting that the board of directors will be meeting this weekend (though not during the Super Bowl, in which the Seattle Seahawks are playing). An announcement is then expected... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer To Retire

    The shake-ups at Microsoft continue with the announcement that company CEO Steve Ballmer will retire sometime in the next year. Microsoft revealed the news today. The announcement contained a statement from Ballmer that said, "There is never a perfect time for this type of transition, but now is... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Reorganization Official, Splits Xbox One OS And Hardware

    As we suspected earlier this morning , Microsoft has made its reorganization official. CEO Steve Ballmer has sent an email to staff titled "One Microsoft," in which he details the new way the business will be operated. The company will be organized into a number of divisions: Engineering, Marketing... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Microsoft Reorganization To Be Announced Today

    Update: Microsoft has announced its reorganization plans. We've detailed how this impacts the Xbox One here . Original Story: Microsoft hasn't had a quiet week to build positive buzz for the Xbox One since the console was announced in late May. Most recently, interactive entertainment president... More
  • Blog Post: Rumor: Windows Chief To Lead Xbox Development

    It's been a tumultuous week at Microsoft, and the reorganization we heard rumors of seems to be moving ahead. The implications for Xbox development are profound, as platform responsibilities might now be split across multiple departments. According to Bloomberg, corporate vice president of Windows... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Mattrick's Xbox Exodus Spurred By Upcoming Reorganization

    Fast Company has published a profile of new Zynga CEO (and former Microsoft president of interactive entertainment) Don Mattrick. The piece is an interesting look at a man recently at the receiving end of gamer backlash , but more importantly hints at upcoming changes in Redmond. The piece speculates... More
  • Blog Post: Kinect To Be Integrated Into Windows

    Microsoft's Steve Ballmer told the BBC that Kinect will be officially supported on Windows PCs at some point in the future, though he declined to speculate on any further PC-specific plans for the device. We've already seen a number of hacks for everything from 3D teleconferencing to controlling... More
  • Blog Post: Most Boring Game Ever? Government Turns to Microsoft To Balance Budget

    Most of us play video games to get away from the troubles of real life, but some in the government want to use games to convey the mind-numbing complexity of governance. Erskine Bowles, co-chairman of President Obama's finance commission has asked Microsoft head Steve Ballmer to look into making... More
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