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Microsoft’s Nadella Studies Startup Roadmap Amid Search

Microsoft Corp.’s cloud-computing chief Satya Nadella, one of the leading contenders for the top job at the world's largest software maker, took time in Paris last week to huddle with local startups like video-on-demand company Video Futur Entertainment Group SA.

It’s important to speak with startups because “the tech cycle is such that the small guys make it big and the big guys die,” Nadella said in an interview in Paris, where he was attending a technology conference.