From new Surface tablets and interesting experiments, to new Office, the end of the Icon and some 'inarticulate' comments, we take a look back at highlights from this week's top tech news on Neowin.
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A new book claims to dispel the myth that Elop was installed as CEO at Nokia as a 'Trojan horse' to facilitate a Microsoft buyout - but says instead that he was simply "one of the world's worst CEOs".
Former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop will receive a total of 24.2 million euros ($33.4 million) from the company in his "golden parachute" deal, thanks in part to a rise in Nokia's stock price.
Julie Larson-Green, who has lead Microsoft's Devices and Studios division for the past seven months, will take on a new role in the company when Stephen Elop returns to lead that portion of Microsoft.
A new report claims Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates will be "much more involved" with Microsoft when a new CEO is chosen, though that allegedly won't happen in January because of Gates' commitments.
According to a new report Microsoft's board is closer to naming a new CEO. Alan Mulally, Ford's current leader is still in a front-runner position while Stephen Elop is no longer considered a favorite
A report from WPdang, which has a 50/50 record of getting quality information, claims that Kevin Turner will be the next CEO at Microsoft, but will be replaced by Stephen Elop in 2 to 3 years.
A report claims that, if Stephen Elop were to be selected as Microsoft's next chief executive, he may dump Xbox and Bing to help focus the company on its core strengths and competencies.
Microsoft has reportedly narrowed its CEO search to include about five candidates, including current Ford CEO Alan Mulally and former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, who will rejoin Microsoft next year.
Nokia's now former CEO Stephen Elop stated in a new interview that Nokia made the choice to over-invest in Windows Phone so that the OS could gain momentum in the market.
According to a report, Microsoft's board is looking to hire a new CEO for the company by the end of this year. Some candidates, including Stephen Elop, have already been interviewed.
A new report from a Finland media outlet claims that Nokia's board has asked outgoing CEO Stephen Elop to take a smaller severance than the $25.5 million he was originally granted but he has refused.
Nokia has announced in a regulatory filing its now former CEO Stephen Elop stands to get $25.5 million from the company after the deal to sell its devices and services division to Microsoft is done.
Current Nokia CEO Stephen Elop will return to Microsoft, where he once oversaw development of the Office suite, as part of the two company's acquisition agreement announced Tuesday.
Nokia has announced that Microsoft will be acquiring the company's Devices and Services business, along with licensing Nokia's patents, and the license and use of Nokia's mapping services.
Ladbrokes, a website that normally handles betting for sports events, has listed its favorites for who might take over as CEO of Microsoft, with Nokia CEO Stephen Elop currently leading the pack.
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has elaborated on why the super-cheap Asha line does not run Windows Phone, saying it would ruin the integrity of the Lumia brand because devices couldn't be as well optimized
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop said today that the smartphone maker remains focused on using Microsoft's Windows Phone OS for its Lumia devices, adding, "we will compete with competitors like Samsung."
After today's Q1 2013 results, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has raised investors' expectations with hints of a new 'hero device' launching this quarter, with other new devices due to be announced soon.
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has thrown an iPhone on Finnish TV, after the presenter pulled it out to show him. Elop was also quizzed about the Lumia 928, but managed to dodge all the questions
Have you ever wondered what happens when a Surface meets a Lumia 920 head on? Well, only one device can win and we bet that you can guess the outcome without seeing the picture.
In a interview this week, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop said that Microsoft's Windows Phone OS "can be the biggest operating system in the world" but admits that there's work to be done for that to happen.
Nokia's CEO, Stephen Elop talks in a interview about Nokia's intense interest in the tablet market. His comments hint at an upcoming Nokia branded tablet running one of Microsoft's OSs.
A man who was frustrated about his Nokia Lumia 920 order getting canceled twice by Best Buy emailed Nokia CEO Stephen Elop and as a result he will get his phone, with "extras".
Nokia's CEO responds to questions about a 'Surface Phone' by saying that all competition is welcome in the Windows Phone ecosystem, emphasising Nokia's ability to offer truly distinctive devices.
Nokia's CEO reaffirmed the company's commitment to Windows Phone after a recent meeting with business partners. Elop also refused to confirm or deny Windows Phone 8 device announcements next month.
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has admitted that "we could have done some things differently" in a new interview but the chairman of Nokia defended Elop and his overall strategy.
Lee Williams, a former senior vice-president at Nokia, has blasted both the company's new direction and its CEO Stephen Elop, claiming that "there's no overarching vision for this company."
Nokia has been in the cell phone business for a long time. It is a very easily recognized brand, and that was one of the reasons Microsoft was so intent on working with them to...
Microsoft has lost its second executive in less than six months. Stephen Elop, part of Microsoft's senior leadership team, is departing the company after joining in January 2008. During his brief time at the company he...