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Bill Gates sparks debate over Microsoft selling off its Xbox business

06
May
2014

For years, former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates has avoided tough questions about the software giant, explaining he was focused on his philanthropy work. After stepping down as Microsoft chairman in February and “substantially” increasing his time at the company, Gates has held one of his first TV interviews since the appointment of Microsoft’s third CEO Satya Nadella. While Nadella was one topic of discussion, questions posed by university students during the Fox Business interview revealed some of Gates’ thoughts on Microsoft spinning off its Bing and Xbox businesses. Investors have been calling for Microsoft to sell off Bing and Xbox over the years, but the company has been reluctant and has continued investing in both.

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