British Bookmaker Taking Bets on Next Microsoft CEO

And Bill Gates is one of the longest shots on the list, at 50 to 1.
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Call: Ballmer on How There Can Be Only One at Microsoft

And by one, we mean a whole lot of voices.
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Aiming for “Functional Coherence,” Mulling a Different P&L and With Advice From Ford CEO, Microsoft Restructuring Set for Thursday

Get ready for the rumble — and you know Steve Ballmer loves to rumble.
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Update: As Microsoft Restructuring Nears, Top Execs Fret Over Their Fate

Coming soon to a software giant near you!
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Microsoft Appoints Online Unit’s Yusuf Mehdi to Run Xbox Marketing (Plus Internal Memos!)

Game on for Microsoft online exec!
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Microsoft Financial Analyst Meeting 2011: It’s a Windows World After All!

AllThingsD‘s Ina Fried and I are being held hostage by nefarious Microsoft PR chieftain Frank Shaw in a soul-sapping ballroom in Anaheim, Calif. — within spitting distance of Disneyland’s “It’s a Small World” ride — for the software giant’s annual meeting with Wall Street peeps.
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Mr. Ballmer’s Wild Ride! Microsoft Execs Will Address Wall Street Suits Today.

Hey, kids, it’s time for the Microsoft Mouse Club at the annual Financial Analysts Meeting in Anaheim today.
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Exclusive: Microsoft Mulls Legally Poking Facebook Over Ad Talent Raid

Microsoft–furious over a recent talent grab of its top advertising exec by Facebook–has been considering a wide range of options, including legal action to block the move, according to sources close to the situation. While it might not come to that, tensions between the two companies, who have partnered closely in the past, are running high over the hiring of Carolyn Everson. She had been head of global ad sales at Microsoft and has been hired to be VP of global sales at Facebook.

Liveblogging the Bing-Facebook Bromance: "Underdog" Search With a Little Help From Your Friends

BoomTown motored on down to the Microsoft campus in Silicon Valley on a fabulously sunny day to liveblog the latest Bing event. The software giant is updating its search service, announcing deep integration–part of a deal announced last year–with Facebook. The theme, according to Microsoft SVP Yusuf Mehdi, quoting the Beatles, search with "a little help from your friends."

More Bling From Bing, as Microsoft Adds Social Zing and More

Microsoft is holding yet another feature update event for its Bing search service later today at its Silicon Valley HQ. Online Services Division President Qi Lu will be there, as well as SVP Yusuf Mehdi, for–according to the invite–“a conversation about new directions and future opportunities of search and a demonstration of some new search innovation by Bing.” Liveblogging to begin at 11:30 am. (Note to Microsoft minions: Donuts, not cream puffs.)