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Microsoft's Panos Panay proudly shows off the Surface hardware at the company's unveiling event at Chelsea Piers in New York.

Microsoft defends opening Hotmail account of blogger in espionage case

Company says it cracked open the Hotmail account of an unnamed blogger involved in a Windows 8 espionage case in part because he was selling Windows Server activation keys.

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will retire within 12 months, Pandora ends the 40-hour mobile limit, and Frontback photos tell two sides of the story.

Microsoft gets a reboot as CEO retires

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will retire within 12 months, Pandora ends the 40-hour mobile limit, and Frontback photos tell two sides of the story.

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to retire in 12 months' time

Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer will be retiring within 12 months, the company has confirmed.

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer: Back to the drawing board.

If nothing else, Microsoft's keeping business consultants busy

So Steve Ballmer announces a reorganization to bring more focus to Microsoft. It's almost an annual event.

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Former Windows President Steven Sinofsky.

Former Windows chief illustrates Microsoft's mobile app dilemma

Steven Sinofsky explains how Microsoft's challenge in catching up with iOS and Android is in convincing developers to write code for a third platform.

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Former Windows President Steven Sinofsky.

Microsoft, Sinofsky agree on 'retirement' terms

A new SEC filing notes that former Windows President Steven Sinofsky will be freed from his noncompete clauses after the end of calendar 2013.

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Top execs once at Microsoft: Where are they now? (pictures)

From Stephen Elop to Vic Gundotra and now Don Mattrick, a steady stream of top executives have moved on from Redmond.

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Former Windows boss Steven Sinofsky, speaking at the D11 conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.

Former Windows boss Sinofsky happy with Windows 8 sales

At the D11 conference, Steven Sinofsky said it's too early to pick winners and losers as the PC industry evolves with new form factors.

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Intel Chief Financial Officer Stacy Smith talks about the company's plans for 2013 during a meeting in January in CNET's NYC office.

Meet the (wo)men who could be named Intel's next CEO

CNET details the pluses and minuses for some candidates, including Intel Chief Operating Officer Brian Krzanich and VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger.

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EU fines Microsoft $731M over Windows 7 browser foul

European authorities levy yet another fine, after Microsoft runs afoul of previous antitrust commitments to provide a browser choice screen.

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Is Windows 8 heading to a smaller screen?

Tami Reller, one of the pair of Microsoft execs running Windows, provides a few new insights into what's happening -- and coming -- with Windows 8 and Windows RT.

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David Gelernter: Bring on the 'stream browser'

The Yale computer science prof mulls the end of the Web and search as we know them. He expects they will be swept away by the arrival of the "worldstream: a way to picture the cybersphere as a whole."

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