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Microsoft names next CEO

Microsoft announced Tuesday that Satya Nadella, Microsoft Senior Vice President of Portal and Advertising Platform Group, will replace Steve Ballmer as its new CEO. Nadella will become only the third leader in the software giant's 38-year history, after founder Bill Gates and Ballmer.
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Microsoft announced Tuesday that Satya Nadella, Microsoft Senior Vice President of Portal and Advertising Platform Group, will replace Steve Ballmer as its new CEO. Nadella will become only the third leader in the software giant's 38-year history, after founder Bill Gates and Ballmer.
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Microsoft has named the head of its cloud computing business as the company's next CEO, tapping a longtime insider to lead efforts to catch rivals in mobile devices and offer more software and services over the Internet. Satya Nadella replaces Steve Ballmer immediately to become only the third chief executive in Microsoft's 38-year history. Company founder and first CEO Bill Gates is leaving his role as chairman to serve as an adviser. He will spend ...

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