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It's official: You can refer to Steve Ballmer as Mr. Basketball

Microsoft's former CEO starts his second career as the NBA officially approves his purchase of the Los Angeles Clippers.

By August 12, 2014


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.

By July 11, 2013


Steven Sinofsky: Microsoft's controversial Mr. Windows 8

The software giant asked the exec to deliver a new, quality operating system and do it on time. This week, we'll find out if his sharp elbows and turf fighting were worth it.

By October 21, 2012


Jeff Raikes to join Costco board

Raikes, who left Microsoft earlier this year to become CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, will now also serve as a director of the warehouse retailer.

By December 9, 2008


Microsoft exec Elop named Nokia CEO

Stephen Elop, president of Microsoft's Business Division, is leaving to become chief executive of phone maker Nokia as it seeks to become a software company.

By September 9, 2010


Raikes tapped as Gates Foundation CEO

Longtime Microsoft executive, who earlier this year announced plans to retire from the software giant, calls new post "truly a dream job."

By May 12, 2008


Raikes reflects on 26-year run at Microsoft

Software executive, who came from Apple in 1981, says he's not sure what he'll do when he leaves Microsoft in September, but it will probably be outside of tech.

By January 10, 2008


Jeff Raikes to leave Microsoft

The head of Microsoft's Business Division is leaving the company, to be replaced by former Juniper Networks COO Stephen Elop in September.

By January 10, 2008


Microsoft's Raikes planning deals, not exit

Microsoft issues a media alert saying Microsoft to make Business Division announcement, then kills the release. A source says unit head Raikes is busy on the mergers and acquisitions front, not, say, sending out his resume.

By January 6, 2008


Bill Gates offers the world a physics lesson

In an interview with CNET News, Gates talks about why he spent his own money to make a series of classic physics lectures available free on the Web. He also touches on Project Natal, Google's Chrome OS and more.

By July 14, 2009