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  • Satya Nadella headed Microsoft's enterprise and cloud divisions before being named CEO. Photo by Flickr user LeWeb13
    February 4, 2014   BY  

    Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday named 47-year-old Satya Nadella, the company’s enterprise and cloud chief, as the new chief executive, ending a five-month search to replace Steve Ballmer, who has been serving as CEO since 2000. The company’s first CEO, Bill Gates, will also step down as chairman, a position he’s held since 1981, to assist Nadella as a “technology advisor.” Board member John Thompson will take over as chairman. Continue reading

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    December 9, 2013  

    Eight prominent American tech companies, including Apple, Facebook, Google and Twitter, sent an open letter to President Obama and Congress expressing concern about the way the U.S. government collects personal data online. Judy Woodruff talks to Brad Smith of Microsoft about their call to limit the scope of government spying. Continue reading

  • September 3, 2013  

    Two big deals are shaking up the tech and telecommunications industry. Microsoft has bought Nokia’s smartphone business for $7.2 billion and Verizon announced it was buying out Vodafone’s stake in Verizon Wireless for $130 billion. Judy Woodruff talks to Cecilia Kang of The Washington Post about the long-term impact. Continue reading

  • August 31, 2013    

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer speaks at the launch event of Windows 8 in 2012. Photo courtesy of Lucas Jackson/REUTERS. Is Microsoft going the way of the Soviet Union? Vivek Wadhwa, vice president for academics and innovation at Singularity University, director … Continue reading

  • August 31, 2013    

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer speaks at the launch event of Windows 8 in 2012. Photo courtesy of Lucas Jackson/REUTERS. Is Microsoft going the way of the Soviet Union? Vivek Wadhwa, vice president for academics and innovation at Singularity University, director … Continue reading

  • October 26, 2012  

    Microsoft has revealed its biggest makeover so far to the operating system found on nine out of every 10 computers in the world. Ray Suarez talks to Forrester Research’s Charles Golvin about how Microsoft’s decision to focus on tablet-style computers will impact consumers and the greater tech industry. Continue reading

  • July 16, 2012  

    The Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism released a study Monday showing that news consumers are increasingly trading traditional media for YouTube. Jeffrey Brown discusses the challenges and opportunities traditional media sources now face with Pew’s Tom Rosenstiel and The New York Times’ Brian Stelter. Continue reading

  • June 9, 2011  

    In other news Thursday, Newt Gingrich’s bid for the GOP 2012 nomination suffered a major blow when his campaign manager, senior staff and key aides in early primary states all resigned, but the candidate pledged to stay in the race. Also, Alabama’s governor signed what may be the nation’s toughest law on illegal immigration. Continue reading

  • May 10, 2011  

    Microsoft announced Tuesday it was purchasing the Internet telephone service Skype in a deal valued at $8.5 billion. Jeffrey Brown discusses the deal with The Washington Post’s Technology Reporter Cecilia Kang. Continue reading

  • February 2, 2010  

    In an excerpt from the PBS program “Frontline,” Rachel Dreztin examines how our brains are being shaped by technology, how companies are spicing up conference calls with avatars and how advances in weaponry have reshaped war. Continue reading

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