You win some, you sure as daylight lose some. The only question here is who has won and who could end up on the losing side, as Microsoft continues its transformation plan with another change. This time the board is going through another adjustment — the headcount is back to 10. According to this story over at ZDNet,...

It’s remarkable what some $2 billion in coins gets you these days! ValueAct Capital chose Microsoft as its next target, injected in a little dough, and has now been granted a seat in the company’s board. Oh, and in between, they also had a substantial hand in ousting Steve Ballmer as CEO. Amid rumors that the...

And the politics begin! There are many that swear by Microsoft products like Bing, Xbox and Surface, claiming these businesses to be absolutely vital for the long term future and relevancy of the company in the technology industry. Then again, most hardcore investors have nothing to do with long terms — they just want...

ValueAct Capital, one of the newest investors in Microsoft, may have been quiet these past few months, but the investment firm is believed to be one of the main forces behind CEO Steve Ballmer’s departure. In actuality, it is the founder Jeffrey Ubben who is said to be the main factor why Microsoft is looking for a...

The plot thickens. ValueAct Capital Management, the investing firm based in San Francisco, has been in the news ever since it purchased a $2 billion stake in Microsoft earlier this year. Now it has emerged that the investment firm is very close to getting a seat in the Microsoft board, after both companies recently...

Microsoft CEO shocked everyone on Friday when he announced that he would be retiring from the company within the next year. And as expected, gossip and chatter started flowing soon after the news became official. Moments before the announcement, however, came a report that ValueAct Capital, the investment firm that...

Steve Ballmer just announced his retirement, and the CEO of Microsoft has decided to call it a day within the next 12 months. The head of Redmond had been under fire from several circles, former employees, media and investors. Back in April ValueAct spent $2 billion in order to take over 1 percent stake in Microsoft....

It’s amazing what just a little push in the right direction can do. Most analysts seem to suggest that Microsoft is not doing very well now, some naysayers even predicting total doom and gloom. Obviously the slow performance of Windows 8 and (to an extent) Surface tablets has not helped. But despite all this,...

ValueAct Capital has become one of the top 20 Microsoft shareholders, after it was revealed that the hedge-fund now controls around 67.2 million shares — slightly than 1 percent of the technology titan. As is usually the case with investments this large ($2 billion), rumors started swirling that ValueAct may want to...

The hottest news last night was about ValueAct Capital, the hedge-fund that took over a $2 billion stake in Microsoft.  ValueAct founder Jeffery Ubben promised a statement later in the day. And now StreetInsider.com is reporting Jeffery as saying that the technology titan has a lot of potential for growth in the near...