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Microsoft shakes up exec ranks as Windows 10 looms

The world's biggest software maker is creating a new group charged with making its Windows software work across all devices. Microsoft is also jettisoning some top executives, including former Nokia chief Stephen Elop.

By June 17, 2015


Microsoft confirms Bates, Reller to exit company

Executives Tony Bates and Tami Reller will be leaving the software giant, and Mark Penn, creator of the "Scroogled" ad campaign, will now be chief strategy officer.

By March 3, 2014


Microsoft to lose execs Bates and Reller, report says

Headed for the exit, according to Recode, are Tony Bates, who oversees business development, and Tami Reller, head of marketing for the software maker.

By March 2, 2014


Ballmer's e-mail to Microsoft employees about Nokia deal

Microsoft's chief executive details changes coming with acquisition of Nokia's device and services division.

By September 2, 2013


Microsoft hits the reorg button

Redmond unveils its latest (and expected) cross-company reorganization, this one designed to better deliver on its new devices and services charter. Here's who ended up where.

By July 11, 2013


Best Buy to open hundreds of Windows stores within its stores

Retailer has cut a deal with Microsoft to set up space in its stores to showcase Microsoft's Windows, Surface, Xbox, and Office offerings.

By June 13, 2013


Microsoft's new spoof video elicits few laughs

The software giant, which has a long history of producing terrifically funny executive videos, misses the mark with its latest offering.

By August 9, 2011


Microsoft names new marketing chief

A week after announcing the retirement of longtime marketing boss Mich Mathews, Microsoft moves quickly to replace her with another company veteran, Chris Capossela.

By April 6, 2011


Microsoft names new ad chief, reorganizes division

The hiring of Frank Holland comes a day after Yahoo rips the performance of Microsoft's adCenter technology.

By April 21, 2011


Helping Microsoft's next marketing boss

The company's brand is still incredibly valuable, but hotter products could help improve the message.

By March 30, 2011