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Ballmer: buying Nokia is "very important" to Microsoft

Microsoft's former CEO Steve Ballmer came to Oxford today to give a talk, and he was mistaken for his predecessor Bill Gates.

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Details of the Microsoft and Nokia deal are now finalized. CNET's Josh Lowensohn discusses the effects the merger could have on customers, Microsoft's sagging market share, and the selection of a new Microsoft CEO.

Inside Scoop: Will acquiring Nokia devices give Microsoft an edge?

Details of the Microsoft and Nokia deal are now finalized. CNET's Josh Lowensohn discusses the effects the merger could have on customers, Microsoft's sagging market share, and the selection of a new Microsoft CEO.

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Why Microsoft named Satya Nadella CEO

In this Inside Scoop, CNET's Kara Tsuboi and Charlie Cooper discuss Microsoft's new CEO. Hear why Satya Nadella is right for Microsoft's top job and why Microsoft's top job is right for him.

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Microsoft is hosting an Xbox event Tuesday at its Redmond, Wash., headquarters.

Microsoft just made it harder to break up the company

Latest sales for Surface, Xbox, and Bing present the next CEO with an increasingly tough decision.

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Satya Nadella takes the reigns of Microsoft, the government pushes for future cars to talk to each other, and the Chromecast is about to get more interesting.

Microsoft looks forward with new CEO

Satya Nadella takes the reigns of Microsoft, the government pushes for future cars to talk to each other, and the Chromecast is about to get more interesting.

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Microsoft names Satya Nadella as CEO

Microsoft didn't have to look far in its six-month search for a new CEO. The company has tapped Satya Nadella to replace Steve Ballmer. Nadella, who has been at Microsoft for 22 years, will become the third CEO in Microsoft's four-decade-long history. As CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports, Microsoft's new chief faces some serious challenges.

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Steve Ballmer's replacement looks to be a safe bet, Amazon may increase the cost of Prime, and Yahoo resets passwords after attempted attack.

Microsoft could be ready to name new CEO

Steve Ballmer's replacement looks to be a safe bet, Amazon may increase the cost of Prime, and Yahoo resets passwords after attempted attack.

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Microsoft could be ready to name new CEO

Steve Ballmer's replacement looks to be a safe bet, Amazon may increase the cost of Prime, and Yahoo resets passwords after attempted attack.

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Failed CES trends and products (photos)

These products showed a lot of promise at the show and were pronounced hot trends. But a lot of them went on to face commercial disaster, or failed to hit the market altogether.

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Nokia approves Microsoft sell-off

Nokia shareholders have approved the sale of the Finnish company's mobile phone division to Microsoft.

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Elop would bring Office to iOS and Android, insiders say

If Nokia's Stephen Elop was appointed Microsoft CEO, he would bring Office to rival mobile platforms, insiders say.

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Microsoft testing its own Google Glass rival, report says

Steve Ballmer and pals are reckoned to be building a pair of their own smart specs, to go head-to-head with Google's own.

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