Thu, Jul 11, 2013 4:08 PM EDT 1:11
Microsoft has moved the chairs around in its executive suite, rejiggering the way it organizes itself. Microsoft's Steve Ballmer says he never thought the company was two or three, just a gigantically large company with a whole lot of politics. The Guardian?revealed more top-secret documents alleging that both Skype and Microsoft cooperated with U.S. spy agencies to give away the content of email and video chats. The reorganization Microsoft Corp has announced represents the most sweeping re-structuring of the world's largest software company since 2008. The move is designed to better align Microsoft's operations, with Chief Executive Steve Ballmer's stated goal of becoming a "devices and services" company. Microsoft's stronghold of providing software for PCs is under threat as consumers and corporations increasingly turn to mobile devices, such as smart phones and tablets, and to Web-based software.