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Satya Nadella
Feb 4, 2014

Microsoft CEO to focus on mobile, cloud technology

Microsoft has named Satya Nadella, an executive in charge of the company's small, but growing business of delivering software and services over the Internet, as its new CEO.

Sep 16, 2013

Combined net worth of America’s richest rises

NEW YORK — Life is good for America’s super wealthy. Forbes on Monday released its annual list of the top 400 richest Americans. While most of the top names and rankings didn’t change from a year ago, the majority of the elite club’s members saw their fortunes grow over the past year, helped by strong […]

Aug 23, 2013

Microsoft says CEO Ballmer to retire in 12 months

NEW YORK — Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, known as much for his zany personality as his business discipline, will leave a legacy of mixed results and a monumental challenge for his yet-to-be-named successor. Ballmer announced on Friday that he plans to retire sometime in the next year. He has worked for the company for 33 […]

May 2, 2013

When hand in pocket equals foot in mouth

Have you been subject to or committed a cultural faux pas when doing business in a foreign country?

Mar 4, 2013

Slim world’s richest for 4th year in a row

NEW YORK — Mexico’s Carlos Slim remains the world’s richest man for the fourth year in a row, according to Forbes, while Warren Buffett dropped out of the top three for the first time since 2000. And Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg saw his ranking drop 31 spots as his net worth declined by $4.2 billion. A […]

Nov 15, 2012

Growing your small business and chasing the ‘American Dream’

Our potential modern world moguls will not only need to discover hidden opportunities but will face the same type of fears, obstacles and failures that Vanderbilt, Rockefeller and Carnegie faced.

Oct 4, 2012

Planners, task management systems, Post-it notes and keeping your sanity

Here’s how a little careful and realistic planning can help you in your business.

Sep 27, 2012

Gates: New Windows 8 system is ‘very exciting’

NEW YORK — Microsoft founder Bill Gates on Thursday called the new Windows 8 operating system scheduled for release next month “a very exciting new product” and “a very big deal” for the world’s largest software maker. Gates said in an interview with The Associated Press that he is already using Windows 8 “and I’m […]

Sep 19, 2012

Gates, Buffett again top Forbes’ billionaires list

NEW YORK — Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates remains the nation’s richest man by far, as the tech and philanthropy giant took the top spot on the Forbes 400 list for the 19th year running, with a net worth of $66 billion. Investor Warren Buffett, the head of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., again took second with […]

Aug 23, 2012

Microsoft revamps logo for 1st time in 25 years

SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft’s corporate logo has a new look, setting the stage for a wave of products designed to cast the world’s largest software maker in a new light. The makeover unveiled Thursday marks the first time that Microsoft Corp. has revamped its logo since February 1987. The Internet was barely around then, and […]

Nov 21, 2011

Gates testifies in $1B lawsuit against Microsoft

SALT LAKE CITY — Microsoft’s Windows 95 rollout presented the most challenges in the company’s history, leading to several last-minute changes to technical features that would no longer support a rival software maker’s word processor, Bill Gates testified Monday in a $1 billion antitrust lawsuit filed by the former owner of WordPerfect. “We worked super […]

Jul 29, 2011

Realities of Real Estate: Where the billionaires live

As real estate agents, one of the most fascinating parts of our job is the opportunity to see a wide variety of homes. In these parts, as with much of the United States, you can find everything from the most humble abode to an extravagant mega mansion that feels more like a resort than a […]

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