Microsoft Names New Chief; Gates Becomes Adviser – NYTimes.com

Microsoft Names New Chief; Gates Becomes Adviser - NYTimes.com

Microsoft on Tuesday announced that Satya Nadella was its next leader, betting on a longtime engineering executive to help the company keep better pace with changes in technology.

The selection of Mr. Nadella to replace Steven A. Ballmer, which was widely expected, was accompanied by news that Bill Gates, a company founder, had stepped down from his role as chairman and become a technology adviser to Mr. Nadella.

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