Google’s Sundar Pichai: it appears that seemingly minor details, ranging from a person’s economic background to whether or not he has a daughter, can be predictive of a chief executive’s tenure

New Google chief executive Sundar Pichai is Indian, comes from a humble background, is married, and has a daughter and a son. Readers might ask: so wh(...)

For an employee “the journey” may  make change inevitable.  Photograph: Getty Images

In my first job that did not involve beer or sliced ham, I worked in the corporate affairs department of a pharmaceutical company. One day some consul(...)

Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella.

Microsoft’s chief executive Satya Nadella (pictured) says the tech giant wants to move from “people needing Windows, to choosing Windows, to loving Wi(...)

Windows users who have registered their interest will be notified once Windows 10 becomes available. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

US software giant Microsoft has started the roll-out of Windows 10, an upgrade that will work across all Windows-powered devices, from smartphones to (...)

Microsoft is taking another shot at winning over consumers with its latest operating system, Windows 10, which is set to launch in the next few hours.

Microsoft is taking another shot at winning over consumers with its latest operating system, Windows 10, which launched on Wednesday. The lates(...)

Microsoft reported its largest-ever quarterly net loss, hurt by a $7.5 billion writedown after the purchase of Nokia’s handset unit failed to rescue (...)

Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella at a Windows 10 promotion. Photograph: Glenn Chapman/AFP/Getty Images

Online payments giant PayPal will begin trading as a standalone stock today, following its split from eBay. PayPal will trade under the stock s(...)

Satya Nadella, chief executive of Microsoft. The company is to cut almost 8,000 jobs

Microsoft plans to cut as many as 7,800 jobs and write down about $7.6 billion on its Nokia phone- handset unit, wiping out nearly all of the value(...)

Microsoft  chief executive Satya Nadella: “I want to share more on the overall context and connective tissue between our mission, world view, strategy and culture.”   To have a mission, vision and world view is greedy, but to have so many abstractions with lots of connective tissue between them leaves one feeling sick.    Photograph: Jason Redmond/Reuters

About 10 days ago, Satya Nadella sent a 1,500-word email to all staff to tell them about Microsoft’s new mission statement. A reader duly forwarded th(...)

Apple chief Tim Cook delivers the keynote address during Apple WWDC last Monday. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

In decades to come, 2015 will undoubtedly be considered as belonging to the early days of the “post-PC” era, but following Google’s recent developer-f(...)