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Microsoft to buy Nokia's handset business for $7.2bn

Microsoft Corp said it will buy Nokia's phone business for 5.44 billion euros ($7.2 billion), making its boldest foray yet into mobile devices and bringing well-regarded executive Stephen Elop back into the fold. Nokia CEO Elo

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Microsoft CEO to retire in next 12 months

Steve Ballmer, a passionate salesman who has been a central figure at Microsoft Corp for more than three decades, unexpectedly announced his retirement as chief executive on Friday. The surprise move, that ended a controversial 13

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Windows 8 will open new chapter: Ballmer

Microsoft Corp launched its new Windows 8 operating system and Surface tablet on Thursday in a bid to revive interest in its flagship product and regain ground lost to Apple Inc and Google Inc in mobile computing. Microsoft Chief Execut

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Cloud computing changing use of technolgy: Ballmer

Cloud computing is fundamentally changing how individuals and organisations will use technology in the future, said Microsoft chief executive officer Steve Ballmer. Ballmer was giving his keynote address at the opening ceremony of Microsof

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Prince Saud, Microsoft CEO review IT in Saudi

Prince Saud bin Abdullah bin Thenayan Al-Saud, chairman of Sabic, and Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, recently reviewed the vital role played by IT in building a knowledge-based society in Saudi Arabia. They also highlighted the importanc

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Microsoft CEO bonus cut for Kin, tablet failures

Microsoft Corp chief executive Steve Ballmer did not get his maximum bonus for the last fiscal year, despite notching the company's highest ever sales, as he took a hit for missteps on phones and not moving fast enough to counter Apple's iPad.

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Microsoft launches Windows 7

Microsoft Corp launched Windows 7 on Thursday in its most important release for more than a decade, aiming to win back customers after the disappointing Vista and strengthen its grip on the PC market. The world's largest software compa

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Windows 7 will ‘only slightly boost PC demand’

Microsoft's release of its new Windows 7 operating system is expected to increase demand for personal computers only slightly, chief executive Steve Ballmer told journalists in Munich on Wednesday. "There will be a surge of PCs but it will

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Microsoft not bidding to buy Yahoo: CEO

Microsoft Corp is not looking to make a bid to buy Yahoo Inc but the company was in talks to make other types of deals with Yahoo, Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer said on Wednesday. "We are not bidding to buy Yahoo," Ballmer said a

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Microsoft CEO defends move beyond desktop

Microsoft Corp. chief executive Steve Ballmer defended the software company's expansion beyond its Windows and office software businesses, saying Web services and consumer devices are key to the company's future. Speaking at an annual meet

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