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February 05, 2014 (vol. 124, iss. 61) • Page Image 2

… fingertips of every American student, Presi- dent Barack Obama on Tuesday announced $750 million in com- mitments from U.S. companies to begin wiring more classrooms with high-speed Internet. Apple is pledging…

… $100 mil- lion in iPads, computers and other tools. AT&T and Sprint are contributing free Internet service through their wireless networks. Verizon is pitching in up to $100 million in cash and in…

February 05, 2014 (vol. 124, iss. 61) • Page Image 3

… understand- She said the strong coopera- here at the University," he said. I Tth 1IwTmaesr ose hill to Satya Nadella to oversee push into cloud computing LOS ANGELES (AP) - As longtime Microsoft insider Satya…

… catch rivals such as Apple, Google and Amazon, which are each building their own thriving ecosystems for mobile devices. At the same time, the company wants to expand its burgeoning business as a…

… providerofsoftware and services over the Internet Nadella, head of Microsoft's cloud computing business, was named Tuesday to be Steve Balmer's immediate replacement. He is only the third chief executive in Microsoft…

… Nadella's request. Gates will spend a third of his time working on products and technology. Nadella, 46, led the company's small but growing cloud computing unit, in which customers pay Microsoft to house…

computers. In addition to growing that business, one of Nadella's first tasks as CEO will be to complete Microsoft Inc.'s $7.3 billion purchase of Nokia's phone business and patent rights - part ofa plan to…

… the company in this era," Gates said ina video message. "There's a challenge in mobile computing. There's an opportunity in the cloud." The new CEO has been an executive in some of the company…

… annual revenue - about a quarter of Microsoft's total revenue in the most recent fiscal year. For the past seven months, he was the executive vice president who led Microsoft's cloud computing offerings…

… Nadella can maintain the company's momentum in cloud computing and business software while minimizing the effects of unprofitable forays into consumer hardware. It's a transition IBM Corp. succeeded in…

… turmoil for Microsoft. Founded in 1975 byrGates and Paul Allen, the company has always made software that powered computers made by others - first with its MS-DOS system, then with Windows and its Office…

… productivity suite starting in the late 1980s. Microsoft's coffers swelled as more individuals and businesses bought personal computers. But Microsoft has been late adapting to changes in the technology industry…

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