Stories by Stacy Cowley and Laura Rohde

Siebel dumps CEO Lawrie for Shaheen

Business applications company Siebel Systems has appointed George Shaheen as its new chief executive officer (CEO), effective immediately, the company announced Wednesday.

HP board dismisses Fiorina

Hewlett-Packard announced Wednesday that its board of directors has dismissed Carly Fiorina as the company's chairman and chief executive officer (CEO).

PeopleSoft's CEO Conway gets the boot

PeopleSoft Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President Craig Conway was shown the door on Friday by the company's board of directors, who immediately replaced him with Dave Duffield, PeopleSoft's founder and chairman.

Microsoft promises Windows XP on Oct. 25

The date has been eagerly anticipated and Microsoft Corp. finally made it official on Tuesday: the software giant plans to release Windows XP worldwide on Thursday, Oct. 25.