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    1. June 19, 2015

      Week in Review, June 20

      ...the departure of his predecessor Steve Ballmer, writes Richard Waters. To the...group of executives with ties to the Ballmer regime. They include Stephen Elop...political pollster and ally of Mr Ballmer, who announced plans to set up...By

    2. June 18, 2015

      Fed caution, Hong Kong rejects reform plan, next season's shell suits

      ...move by Satya Nadella to shore up the company's underperforming businesses. Close allies of former chief executives Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates will also be leaving. (FT) US banknote to feature woman The world's reserve currency is getting...Amie Tsang

    3. June 17, 2015

      Nadella clears out senior staff at Microsoft

      ...allies of former chief executives Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates, also reflected a...Mr Gates and was brought in by Mr Ballmer as head of marketing. He became...such as digital marketing, with Mr Ballmer listed as a “core investor...Richard Waters in San Francisco

    1. June 3, 2015

      Hedge fund manager John Paulson gives $400m to Harvard University

      ...robots”. Alumni of the engineering school include former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer and Tony Hsieh, founder of online retailer Zappos. Mr Ballmer made a major donation to the school, estimated at $60m, last year. Mr Paulson...Stephen Foley in New York

    2. April 17, 2015

      How Google found itself ‘on the wrong side of history’

      ...largely driven by arch-rival Microsoft, leading him to discount some complaints. Colleagues recall him grumbling: if Steve Ballmer of Microsoft has a problem, why is he sending proxies to see me? Once the extent of Google’s proposed concessions became apparent...By Richard Waters in San Francisco and Christian Oliver and Alex Barker in Brussels

    3. April 6, 2015

      New breed of open source start-ups eye rising revenues and IPOs

      ...project has been arch-rival Microsoft. Once a sworn enemy of the very idea of open source — former chief executive Steve Ballmer once called Linux a “cancer” — Microsoft is now racing to adopt it as it repositions itself for cloud computing...Richard Waters in San Francisco

    4. February 26, 2015

      Nets suitors seek clarity before jumping

      ...potential bidder The NBA played an instrumental role in offloading the LA Clippers to former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer for a record $2bn last year. People close to the NBA said chief executive Adam Silver would be willing to help the...James Fontanella-Khan in New York, Roger Blitz and Arash Massoudi in London, and Courtney Weaver in Moscow

    5. February 26, 2015

      News publishers will find Facebook bear hug hard to resist

      ...this week — in case any regulators in Brussels happened to be listening. Not since former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer started talking about his company as an underdog to Apple and Google has such an attempt been made to recast one of...Richard Waters

    6. February 9, 2015

      Sienna Capital backs activism with Primestone investment

      ...firm style of campaigning into billions of dollars of assets under management. ValueAct, with $16bn, has the exit of Steve Ballmer from Microsoft among its successes. Primestone will bring the approach to European medium-sized companies, which...Joseph Cotterill and Miles Johnson

    7. January 15, 2015

      Basketball franchises in play as rights value soars

      ...Hawks or the Nets to fetch the $2bn Steve Ballmer paid last year for the Los Angeles Clippers...possible we will get a clone of Ballmer. When you sell sports franchises, there are...receiving a return on it.” But as Mr Ballmer proved, they are also trophy assets...Roger Blitz, Leisure Industries Correspondent

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