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      Microsoft shares gain as earnings top expectations

      A strong performance from Microsoft’s cloud computing division helped send shares in the world’s largest software...

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      January 28, 2016

      Microsoft shares jump as cloud progress cheered

      A strong performance from Microsoft’s cloud computing division helped send shares in the world’s largest software...

    1. November 29, 2015

      Risto Siilasmaa, Nokia chairman: Stealthy dealmaking at the Savoy

      In the summer of 2013, Nokia’s chairman Risto Siilasmaa delivered an ultimatum to Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer following...

    2. MBA blog

      October 27, 2015

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    3. September 30, 2015

      Transformation is crucial when digital disruption is the norm

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    4. September 14, 2015

      The pitfalls of the Microsoft and Apple ‘frenemy’ pact

      If you were surprised when a senior Microsoft executive took the stage at Apple’s latest product launch last week, you...

    5. September 7, 2015

      Microsoft chair John Thompson lauds Satya Nadella’s open approach

      When Microsoft announced it would acquire Nokia for $7.2bn in September 2013, the move confused many industry...

    6. July 22, 2015

      Microsoft struggles to put Nokia behind it

      Microsoft tumbled to a $3.2bn net loss in the latest quarter, the worst in its history, as it struggled to put the...

    7. July 10, 2015

      Microsoft Nokia writedown signals Satya Nadella’s break with past

      When Microsoft revealed that it was writing down almost the entire value of its Nokia handset acquisition, after only...

    8. June 17, 2015

      Nadella clears out senior staff at Microsoft

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    9. January 15, 2015

      Basketball franchises in play as rights value soars

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    10. December 16, 2014

      Microsoft suffers after BofA downgrade

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    11. October 28, 2014

      Madison Square Garden explores break-up

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    12. October 26, 2014

      Ballmer makes slam dunk on Clippers deal

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    13. October 20, 2014

      Good payday karma for Microsoft chief

      Satya Nadella, the Microsoft chief executive who created a storm by telling women that they should not ask for more...

    14. October 14, 2014

      Nice v nasty: which workplace is better?

      There are two extremes of corporate culture: the hard-driving, aggressive category; and the warm, open-hearted type....

    15. August 20, 2014

      Steve Ballmer quits Microsoft board to focus on NBA’s Clippers

      Steve Ballmer, former chief executive of Microsoft, has stepped down from the company’s board, giving his successor a...

    16. July 17, 2014

      Anger and bewilderment in Finland over Microsoft job cuts

      Politicians and workers’ leaders in Finland reacted with anger and bewilderment at the news that 1,100 jobs in the...

    17. June 5, 2014

      Donald Sterling agrees $2bn Clippers sale to Steve Ballmer

      Donald Sterling has accepted a deal to sell the Los Angeles Clippers basketball franchise to Steve Ballmer, the former...

    18. May 30, 2014

      Clippers / Ballmer: zero-sum game

      A net worth of $20bn expands the range of possible retirement hobbies. And so there will be no dilemma between...

    19. May 30, 2014

      Ex-Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer agrees $2bn deal to buy LA Clippers

      Steve Ballmer, the former Microsoft chief executive, is poised to buy the Los Angeles Clippers basketball franchise...

    20. FT Alphaville

      May 30, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

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    21. FT Tech Hub

      May 3, 2014

      Bill Gates no longer Microsoft's largest individual shareholder

      Steve Ballmer may not be Microsoft’s chief executive any more, but as of today he is looming larger than ever at the...

    22. MBA blog

      March 7, 2014

      A visit to remember - #FTChallenge #BallmeratSBS

      This title can be a bit misleading as I am going to talk about two visits. One of the perks of being a FT blogger is...

    23. March 3, 2014

      Penn gives up ad role in Microsoft shake-up

      Mark Penn, a former adviser to Bill Clinton, former US president, who had led Microsoft’s aggressive marketing campaign...

    24. March 2, 2014

      The Academic Week Ahead

      Monday – March 3 Test your knowledge The FT MBA Challenge is open for team entries. Watch the video highlights from the...

    25. February 7, 2014

      Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s engineer chief

      Talk to almost anyone who knows Satya Nadella, the new boss of Microsoft, and sooner or later they will come up with...

    26. February 6, 2014

      Shareholder unease over Microsoft reshuffle

      Some of Microsoft’s major shareholders are expressing unease over this week’s management reshuffle, in which founder...

    27. Material World

      February 5, 2014

      Microsoft's new look CEO: imagineering Nadella

      Getty Images The general take this morning seems to be that Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s new CEO (left), is not really...

    28. February 4, 2014

      Microsoft banks on the cloud under Nadella

      Microsoft slideshow Microsoft has staked its future on cloud computing by appointing a company veteran who has presided...

    29. Business Blog

      February 4, 2014

      What Microsoft's Nadella really meant in that memo to staff

      New Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has produced an opening memo to employees that is rich in repetitive rhetoric but short...

    30. February 4, 2014

      Timeline: Microsoft through the years

      Bill Gates has stepped down from his chairmanship at Microsoft after more than 30 years in the role. The software...

    31. February 4, 2014

      Where Microsoft makes its money

      As Microsoft appoints the third chief executive in its history, here’s a brief look at where the world’s largest...

    32. FT Tech Hub

      February 4, 2014

      Microsoft's Nadella: The Road Ahead

      Microsoft has ended its search for a new CEO. Now comes the hard part: shrugging off the PC past and grabbing a lead in...

    33. January 31, 2014

      Softly-spoken techie from Hyderabad rises to top tier at Microsoft

      After a high-profile search for the successor to a man who screamed “I love this company”, a softly-spoken insider has...

    34. FT Alphaville

      January 31, 2014

      The 6am London Cut

      Markets: A Wall Street rally failed to ignite the few Asian markets not shuttered for the lunar new year holidays. On...

    35. January 31, 2014

      Microsoft cloud chief Satya Nadella tipped for top role

      Microsoft’s directors could name a successor to Steve Ballmer as chief executive within days, according to two people...

    36. January 24, 2014

      Just the facts when weighing investments

      In the 1950s, an early detective series on TV was Dragnet, starring the fictional Joe Friday. In the opening sequence...

    37. January 24, 2014

      Xbox and cloud demand boost Microsoft

      Microsoft beat expectations in its second quarter on the back of strong holiday sales of consumer devices like the Xbox...

    38. Business Blog

      January 15, 2014

      Steve Ballmer didn't go far enough with Windows 8

      Windows 8: unfairly maligned (Bloomberg) Windows 8 – which runs on the family computer I bought last year – is growing...

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