Bill Gates, in a Reddit AMA this morning, talked about a range of topics including his new role at Microsoft as technology advisor to recently named CEO Satya Nadella.More
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Only a scant few hours after Microsoft announced it was appointing longtime company executive Satya Nadella as the company’s third CEO, a standing-room-only crowd of employees cheered him on at a rally on the Microsoft campus.More
Microsoft has made it official, announcing today that Satya Nadella will be the company’s new CEO, effective immediately. Nadella will also join Microsoft’s board.
Bill Gates will step down as chairman of the board to assume the title of founder and technology adviser, which Microsoft said will allow him to devote more time to the company supporting Nadella in shaping technology and product direction. Gates remains a board member.More
Following on yesterday’s report, from Bloomberg, that Microsoft’s board was preparing to name Satya Nadella as CEO and that it was discussing replacing Bill Gates as chairman, comes this interesting analysis today from Re/code’s Kara Swisher on why Gates might be willing to step down from the chairmanship. Among the reasons she cites: Perhaps Gates will…More
Satya Nadella, who currently heads Microsoft’s division providing infrastructure, tools and services to corporations and IT departments, will reportedly be named new Microsoft CEO, according to a report today from Bloomberg, which said the board is preparing to make that move. The report also says the board is considering replacing Bill Gates as Microsoft chairman…More
Some may still hold out hope that Bill Gates will return to lead the company he co-founded but Gates himself reiterated, once again, that he has no plans to do so. In an interview today with Bloomberg Television, Gates said: “My full-time work will be the foundation for the rest of my life. My wife,…More
For most folks, a Secret Santa might turn out to be the colleague who works a few cubicles down.
But one participant in Reddit’s Secret Santa gift exchange got a thrill when she found out her Secret Santa was none other than Bill Gates.More
Looks like the Gates family might have a new vacation home. Or, at least, a nice investment.
Cascade Investment, Bill Gates’ private investment arm, is purchasing the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita and an adjacent 48-acre parcel of development land for $200 million in cash, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.More
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, who said he would be retiring within 12 months, is one the company’s nine board members who were reelected to those positions at the annual shareholders’ meeting yesterday.
He was, however, reelected with the lowest percentage of “yes” votes: 90.66 percent, according to a company filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.More
Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates guest edited Wired magazine’s December issue. As part of that stint, he and the Wired editors developed ideas of four gadgets Gates wished existed in order to help the developing world.
Wired then selected four design shops to create concept models or prototypes of the ideas.
Among the design firms selected: Seattle-based Artefact, founded Gavin Kelly and Rob Girling, both former design managers at Microsoft.More