Stories tagged with Microsoft

Tech giants oppose entry ban

By Muckety   |   February 6, 2017 at 9:21am   |   0 Comments

Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple, Netflix, Twitter, Uber and 90 other tech companies have filed a legal brief opposing Donald Trump’s immigration ban, the Washington Post reports.

Mark Penn Microsoft’s chief strategy officer

By Muckety   |   March 4, 2014 at 2:54am   |   0 Comments

Political operative Mark Penn has a new title at Microsoft. He’s now chief strategy officer, the New York Times reports.

Microsoft’s diverse political connections

By Laurie Bennett   |   February 26, 2014 at 9:30am   |   0 Comments

During his years at the helm of Microsoft, Bill Gates wasn’t known for overt personal politics.

Microsoft names new CEO

By Muckety   |   February 4, 2014 at 10:19am   |   0 Comments

Microsoft has chosen Satya Nadella, executive vice president of cloud & enterprise, to be the company’s next CEO.

Reports: Feds collecting data from major internet companies

By Laurie Bennett   |   June 7, 2013 at 9:54am   |   0 Comments

The federal government is mining data not only from Verizon, but from top internet companies, according to coverage in the Guardian and the Washington Post.

Mapping billionaires and charter schools

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 7, 2013 at 11:11am   |   0 Comments

While much of the activism for charter schools occurs at the local and state levels, the money funding the movement is unquestionably national.

Microsoft applies political tactics in fight with Google

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 15, 2012 at 7:41am   |   0 Comments

If you’ve noticed that Microsoft commercials have started to resemble campaign attack ads, there’s a reason for that.

Applying the pornography standard to Google and antitrust

By Laurie Bennett   |   September 22, 2011 at 7:37am   |   1 Comments

Google lawyer Susan Creighton clerked for Sandra Day O’Connor, but she echoed another Supreme Court justice Wednesday during her appearance before a Senate subcommittee.

Risky Andreessen investment pays off

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 10, 2011 at 9:02am   |   0 Comments

Netscape founder Marc L. Andreessen has hit paydirt. Again.

Ballmer sells off part of Microsoft stock

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 8, 2010 at 9:25am   |   0 Comments

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer plans to sell up to $2 billion in stock before the end of the year.

Bill Gates creates stir with new company

By Carol Eisenberg   |   October 25, 2008 at 10:05am   |   0 Comments

Bill Gates isn’t ready to pack it in.

Antitrust expert Sanford Litvack to examine Google-Yahoo deal

By A. James Memmott   |   September 11, 2008 at 10:15am   |   0 Comments

In a move that could signal its intention to go to court against two Internet giants, the U.S. Justice Department has hired the former head of its antitrust division to look at a revenue-sharing deal between Google and Yahoo Inc.

Jerry Seinfeld faces greatest comic challenge - making Microsoft seem hip

By Emily Morgan   |   August 21, 2008 at 4:14pm   |   1 Comments

In an effort to jazz up its image, Microsoft Corp. is hiring Jerry Seinfeld, the 54-year-old comedian whose last starring role ended 10 years ago.

Microsoft confirms it could renew its effort to buy all of Yahoo!

By Gary Jacobson   |   July 7, 2008 at 10:41am   |   0 Comments

As dissident shareholder Carl Icahn warned that Yahoo! is “moving toward a precipice” and “it is time for a change,” Microsoft said today it could renew its effort to buy Yahoo! The catch: First Yahoo! shareholders must vote in a new slate of directors at their Aug. 1 meeting.

Rate your boss on

By Emily Morgan   |   June 12, 2008 at 3:24pm   |   3 Comments

Wouldn’t you love to know what you’d earn if you worked for your employer’s biggest competitor?

Raikes moves from Microsoft to top spot at Gates Foundation

By A. James Memmott   |   May 13, 2008 at 3:20pm   |   0 Comments

Microsoft’s employee No. 105 will soon become the No. 1 employee at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the largest foundation in the world.

Marc Benioff sells millions of Salesforce shares; has millions more

By Laurie Bennett   |   April 30, 2008 at 10:51am   |   0 Comments

In a collaborative campaign to compete with Microsoft in internet-delivered software, Google and have become increasingly cozy.

Mimi Gardner Gates: The quiet, scholarly member of the family

By Laurie Bennett   |   April 24, 2008 at 11:32am   |   0 Comments

Gates men are suckers for smart women.

Microsoft hires lobbyists to help with Yahoo acquisition

By Laurie Bennett   |   April 21, 2008 at 10:13am   |   0 Comments

Microsoft has brought in a Washington lobbying firm, Bryan Cave Strategies, to help in its drive to buy Yahoo.

Bill Gates enjoyed biggest payday of 2007

By Laurie Bennett   |   March 7, 2008 at 10:05am   |   1 Comments

Bill Gates and Pete Peterson
Bill Gates and Pete Peterson

Bill Gates may have lost top seating on the Forbes billionaires list, but he leads Vanity Fair’s accounting of America’s 50 richest paydays.

The magazine ranked windfalls that came from big deals such as company sales, real estate transactions and stock cash-outs. Gates sold $2.5 billion in Microsoft stock last year.


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