Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Updates: Special Board Committee, Ad Free Streaming & Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC)

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Microsoft’s Next CEO Could be Ford’s Alan Mulally (DailyTech)
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) CEO Steve Ballmer is making his exit sometime in the next year, which means the search for a replacement has already begun — and Alan Mulally and Mike Lawrie are at the top of the list. According to a new report from Reuters, a special committee of Microsoft’s board is seriously considering either Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F)‘s CEO Alan Mulally or Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE:CSC)‘s CEO Mike Lawrie as the next Microsoft CEO.

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Giving Apple Inc. (AAPL) a Run for its ‘Patent Money’

Microsoft Expands Its Xbox Music to Android, Apple Devices (Bloomberg)
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is making its Xbox Music service available on Android and iOS devices to compete with Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iTunes, Spotify Ltd. and Pandora Media Inc (NYSE:P) The $9.99-a-month Xbox Music Pass, which provides unlimited, advertising-free streaming, can be used today for the first time on Apple iPhones and devices running Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s Android software, Scott Porter, principal program manager at XBox Music, said in an interview.

Microsoft launches worldwide Office 365 donation program for nonprofits (MediacasterMagazine)
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) today announced the global availability of Office 365 for Nonprofits for qualifying nonprofits and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) through its software donation program. The donation is available today in 41 countries around the world and up to 90 countries by July 2014. …”Today we are donating to nonprofits and NGOs access to Microsoft’s best-in-class cloud-based productivity and collaboration tools, enabling them to spend fewer resources and time on IT and focus on their missions addressing global issues, such as disease eradication, education and literacy, and environmental sustainability,” said Jean-Philippe Courtois, president, Microsoft International.

Microsoft Corp. Director William Gates III Unloads 5,000,000 Shares (MSFT) (Zolmax)
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Director William Gates III sold 5,000,000 shares of Microsoft Corp. stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $31.25, for a total value of $156,250,000.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 387,989,165 shares in the company. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

Is Microsoft dead money again? (CNBC)