Microsoft Satya Nadella Named Microsoft CEO By Derek Wang • Feb 4, 2014 Wikipedia Listen Listening... / It's official, Microsoft has a new CEO. The Redmond tech giant says that as of today Satya Nadella is the company's new chief executive. Microsoft Sells Patents To Facebook By Deborah Wang • Apr 24, 2012 Facebook is about to write a very big check to Microsoft. Microsoft announced yesterday it is selling hundreds of patents to Facebook for more than a half a billion dollars. Microsoft Announces Layoffs By Thom Kokenge • Feb 1, 2012 Wikimedia user: Dcoetzee SEATTLE - About 200 employees of Redmond-based Microsoft will be getting pink slips today. That’s according to a source close to the company. The layoffs will affect the 6,000 or so people involved in marketing at the software giant.