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Microsoft: Satya Nadella named as new CEO

Tuesday, 4th February 2014 14:16 GMT By Dave Cook

Satya Nadella has been named as Microsoft’s new CEO, and will fill the role left by Steve Ballmer.

Nadella’s new profile page can be found here, along with a Microsoft statement that reads, “As Satya Nadella becomes the third CEO of Microsoft, he brings a relentless drive for innovation and a spirit of collaboration to his new role. He joined Microsoft 22 years ago because he saw how clearly Microsoft empowers people to do magical things and ultimately make the world a better place.

“Many companies, he says, “aspire to change the world. But very few have all the elements required: talent, resources and perseverance. Microsoft has proven that it has all three in abundance.”

Additonally, Bill Gates will step down as chairman of Microsoft and will advise Nadella in his new role.

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12 Comments

  1. gomersoul

    Make the world a better place? Dickheads. So is Xbox staying or not?

    #1 7 months ago
  2. Chewy

    @gomersoul Well, Since they have just recently came out with a new system not even 3 months ago, I hope that Xbox stays a brand for a few years. After that, I don’t really care.

    #2 7 months ago
  3. pukem0n

    of course Xbox is staying…

    it’s making a lot of profit and they’d be stupid to stop or sell it…

    #3 7 months ago
  4. xxxGamesMasterxxx

    @pukem0n No it doesn’t. Xbox division made huge losses!

    #4 7 months ago
  5. Lloytron

    @gomersoul /sigh.

    #5 7 months ago
  6. ZacKillEmSoftly

    I don’t know why you guys want Microsoft to sell Xbox, whether they sell it or not it’s still going to be around & is far from ended up like Sega or Wii U. Also the Xbox division isn’t losing money, yes they did lose $1 Billion to RROD but Xbox is a cash cow. Xbox 360 sold 3.5 million the last quarter, XBL brings in $2.675-3.21 Billion off subscriptions alone & you still have Microsoft Studios, Xbox Music (I’m more of a Spotify guy myself) & TV shows that’ll be directed & produced by some of the most talented people in the business, & despite being $100 more, having the kinect bundle & a PR nightmare, considered less powerful & available in only 13 countries, the Xbox One is still keeping up with the PS4 which is more powerful, more popular, cheaper & available in 48 countries. You guy’s can say whatever you want now cause I’m going to work so earn money to by both of these consoles & enjoy the best of both while the lot of you are fighting about which is what.

    #6 7 months ago
  7. dontbescaredhomie92

    @4
    Because Sony and Nintendo are doing so much better…

    #7 7 months ago
  8. antraxsuicide

    @xxxGamesMasterxxx The Xbox division, as a whole, is down about 2.8B dollars. To put that in perspective, the Xbox division was down 10B dollars at the launch of the 360. So, even with a billion lost to RRoD, the 360 cut that investment down by 7.2B dollars.

    That’s FAR better than the Playstation division, and it’s more than Nintendo has been making recently. Personally, I don’t see Nintendo going away, but Sony (as a whole) will be gone in 5 years. With their debt, credit rating, lack of profit, and lack of assets, they’ve got nothing to turn around their company.

    As for Satya, I like that his background is in the tech. I think he’ll bring more Gates and less Ballmer to the boardroom, which should produce some interesting products in the next 5 years.

    #8 7 months ago
  9. dtyk

    @6 You realize the xbox division hasn’t made any profit since conception right…?

    Just google xbox losses. It’s no secret that the division is not doing well.

    Don’t get me wrong though, the more competition the better for consumers, but I’m just saying. If you have X million of dollars with microsoft and you’re looking at their balance sheet, you’d cringe too.

    #9 7 months ago
  10. boiled lobster

    I think Xbox’s forward-looking technologies, like Kinect (gesture / facial / voice recognition), the Xbox Live network, and Xbox One’s malleability are things that other divisions within Microsoft find interesting, to say the least.

    #10 7 months ago
  11. Telepathic.Geometry

    Microsoft making the world a better place? ^-^ That’s hilarious. Hubris!

    #11 7 months ago
  12. antraxsuicide

    @dtyk That’s not a good analysis of it. Read my first comment @8 to see why. The Xbox division as a whole is down, but that only affects investors who put money in back in 2000. And those kinds of investors are willing to wait the extra few years that it’ll take the division to totally erase the original Xbox’s debt.

    The adage is true: you gotta spend money to make money, and corporations as gigantic as MS can wait for the slow burns to pay off. Like I posted earlier, the 360 alone made $7B over its 8 years on the market. And that’s with $1B in RROD payments bringing it down.

    #12 7 months ago

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