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Tipped Microsoft CEO pick Satya Nadella said demanding more Gates

Tipped Microsoft CEO pick Satya Nadella said demanding more Gates

Rumored Microsoft CEO pick Satya Nadella could be finalized by the company's board as early as next week, sources claim, though chatter of Bill Gates stepping down as chairman might in fact be because the founder is shifting into a more involved role, not stepping back. Nadella was tipped as in discussions about the chief executive position earlier today, but according to the WSJ's sources, one of his requests is that Gates be brought back into the thick of things and "spend more time on technology and strategy."

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Microsoft CEO tipped: SVP of R&D Satya Nadella

Microsoft CEO tipped: SVP of R&D Satya Nadella

This afternoon it's been tipped by sources apparently briefed on the process that Microsoft's next CEO has been chosen. The SVP of research and development for the company's online services division - aka the company's enterprise and cloud chief - Satya Nadella - is said to have been chosen to replace Steve Ballmer as CEO of the company.

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Gears of War Microsoft buy gets original creator blessing

Gears of War Microsoft buy gets original creator blessing

Today Microsoft announced that they'd be buying the Gears of War franchise, moving it to their own developer studios for further work on their own platforms from here on out. Lead designer Cliff Bleszinski, of the first three titles in the franchise, spoke up this afternoon on his experience with this purchase, made all the more interesting due to the fact that he hasn't worked with the games since the release of Gears of War 3.

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Microsoft Studios acquires “Gears of War” franchise, shuttles development to Black Tusk Studios

Microsoft Studios acquires “Gears of War” franchise, shuttles development to Black Tusk Studios

Microsoft Studios has acquired the rights to the Gears of War franchise, the company announced today on Xbox Wire. With the acquisition will come a new development location for the games -- Black Tusk Studios located in Vancouver, British Columbia. Additionally, Epic Games' Director of Production Rod Fergusson will be joining Microsoft with an unspecified "leadership" role at Black Tusk Studios.

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Surface sales leap up as Microsoft reports record revenue for financial Q2

Surface sales leap up as Microsoft reports record revenue for financial Q2

Microsoft appears to be having a good quarter, as they've announced their financial second quarter (ending on December 31st, 2013), has resulted in record revenue. This revenue high-mark sits at $24.52 billion USD and represents double-digit growth in each of the following segments: commercial, devices, and consumer. Microsoft also seems to have found the correct combination of quality and public push for the Surface tablet lineup, as revenues from this set of devices doubled compared to the quarter leading up to this one.

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