Stories by Mark Hachman

Ballmer wasn't fired from Microsoft, but he was pushed

In a candid interview with the Wall Street Journal, Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer said that he was encouraged to hustle his transformation plan into motion, but ended up being pushed out the door.

Surface RT tanks Microsoft's earnings

Microsoft fell way short of analyst estimates for its fourth fiscal quarter, with revenues nearly a billion dollars short of what analysts had expected.

Facebook, Microsoft disclose FISA requests, sort of

Both Facebook and Microsoft said late Friday that they had been given permission from the U.S. government to disclose how many times the two companies had been asked to turn over user information to the Feds as part of a national security order.