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Forbes vs. Bloomberg Billionaire Lists

Which billionaires list is better, the one produced by Forbes, which is decades old, or the new list created by Bloomberg? The answer is that neither is better than the ...
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Microsoft CEO Search Is Narrowing

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) is about to potentially be a far different company. Steve Ballmer's resignation, retirement, or force-out, was sooner than some investors were expecting. Now we have a ...
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What If Microsoft Asks Steve Ballmer to Stay On as CEO?

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) managed to post such strong earnings and was positive enough in its outlook that there is one thing to consider. No one wants to consider this ...
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Bill Gates and Spanish Builder Stake May Be Misunderstood

Bill Gates is synonymous with Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT). His private investment vehicle is known for making some rather interesting moves in the United States and internationally. The one that ...
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Yahoo! and Marissa Mayer Doubters Simply Cannot Do Math Nor Know History

Sometimes people just do not know how to concede that a win is a win. The truth is that winners know when they won, while losers often fail to concede ...
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Gates and Ballmer on Microsoft Board Means No CEO Independence

Bill Gates earned his position on Microsoft Corp.'s (NASDAQ: MSFT) board and as its chairman because of his role as founder and long-time chief executive officer. Despite the outcry among ...
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Microsoft’s Hidden Issue: Its Ancient Board

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) is still fighting for relevance, but this week brought on a new argument that may only just be starting to take hold. With Steve Ballmer to ...
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My Billionaire List Is Better Than Yours: Forbes and Bloomberg Get Company

Billionaire lists attract as much media attention as just about anything. The new "Wealth-X and UBS World Ultra Wealth Report 2013," released Wednesday, counts the number of the world's billionaires, ...
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Gates Works to Save Legacy, Adds Activist Investor

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) did something it did not have to do (something that no public company would want to do), so why did it do it? The huge software ...
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Windows 8 Relaunch as 8.1 Is Set: How It Could Even Revive Interest in PCs

August is often a slow time for technology and consumer spending, but the dying PC market may be about to see a resurrection. Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) has fixed many ...
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Reality After Ballmer and Gates: Microsoft Now Just Another Tech Stock

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) was the beneficiary late last week on news that Steve Ballmer has decided to retire. The news drove shares up roughly 7% to $34.75 on massive ...
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