| Aug 23, 2013
| 2:40 PM
To replace Chief Executive Steve Ballmer, a Microsoft search committee plans to sort through a thicket of internal and external candidates. Options include technology visionaries with engineering backgrounds, longtime executives at Microsoft and folks...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Nintendo will drop the price of its Wii U videogame console by $50 next month as Microsoft and Sony plan to launch the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in November.
The Wii U will be priced at $299.99 starting Sept. 20.
The company also announced it will...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 2:30 PM
The next CEO of Microsoft will have one tough question to answer: What is Microsoft these days?
Under Steve Ballmer's leadership over the past 13 years, the company has evolved into a confusing collection of divisions that pump out everything from a...
| Sep 4, 2013
Microsoft's deal for Nokia's wireless phone business is about mobility.
But it's also about buoyancy.
Because Microsoft has been sinking in the growing mobile sector.
The just-announced $7.2 billion pickup may do little but enable the lumbering...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 8:28 AM
Steve Ballmer is known for his outrageous keynote presentations, and at his final annual company meeting, the Microsoft chief executive made sure to deliver one more outrageous, teary-eyed speech.
Speaking to 13,000 Microsoft employees, Ballmer took...
| May 31, 2013
| 5:00 AM
After the coffee. Before trying to enjoy the last day of May.
The Skinny: You know you're getting old when the idea of getting yet another box to make watching TV and finding content online easy just sounds like a lot of work. Friday's headlines include...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 6:45 PM
A couple of recognizable names have joined in the effort to build a new NBA/NHL arena in Seattle and bring back a pro basketball team to fill the void the Sonics left in 2008.
Microsoft CEO Steve Balmer and Peter and Erik Nordstrom announced Wednesday...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 6:12 PM
SACRAMENTO — The most effective politician in Sacramento? There's no question. It's the mayor.
Kevin Johnson — K.J. as he became known during his pro basketball playing days — is indisputably the right mayor at the right time.
| Aug 1, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Religion News Service reporter Laura Petrecca writes about businesses picking sides on the gay marriage debate: In an unconventional move, a number of high-profile business executives have come out on the issue of gay marriage. Amazon.com founder Jeff...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 7:02 AM
Senate leader Darrell Steinberg is none too happy that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is part of an effort to move the Sacramento Kings to Seattle....
| Oct 26, 2012
| 8:12 AM
NBA Commissioner David Stern announced on Thursday that he will step down as commissioner on Feb. 1, 2014, the 30th anniversary of the day he began a job that seemed unattractive at best and impossible at worst.
Stern also answered questions during the...
| May 16, 2012
| 6:20 AM
Huge names in the world of business, technology and media will be in town Wednesday for Microsoft’s annual CEO Summit.
Billionaire Warren Buffet and Huffington Post chief Arianna Huffington will join CEOs from companies including Ford, Anheuser-...