Ballmer: Stephen Elop now an internal candidate for Microsoft CEO
As of this moment, Stephen Elop is no longer CEO of Nokia. He has since vacated that position and now holds the title of executive vice president of Nokia’s Devices and Services division. Why did he do that? Didn’t you hear? Microsoft bought Nokia for 7.1 billion dollars. We’ve heard that Stephen Elop is reportedly on the "short list" to replace Steve Ballmer as CEO at Microsoft. How does this deal change the landscape?
The deal Microsoft has in place to purchase Nokia should finalize in Q1 2014. At that time, they will acquire Nokia’s Devices and Services division, patents, and more. In addition they’ll pick up 32,000 employees from Nokia. One of those employees will be Stephen Elop, who will become an executive vice president at Microsoft. A role he’s quite familiar with.
Currently at Microsoft, Julie Larson-Green is executive vice president of the Devices and Studios division. This division includes Windows Phone, Xbox, Surface and more. When Stephen Elop arrives at Microsoft, he’ll be in charge of this division and have Julie Larson-Green reporting to him.
According to Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer, Stephen Elop will now go from an external candidate to internal candidate for the position of CEO. Microsoft’s board will continue to look at all candidates equally he added.
Source: The Seattle Times
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Elop has the Elop'd ability, while Gates has his own ability, so who will you support? lol.
...but threats are not the best way to go about making your point.
And if its microsoft Lumia than its going to ruin WP OSand Nokias 150 years history because it is the people who were buying windows phone because they heard it "Nokia" Lumia brand not Microsoft or Surface lumia.
I m so sad because we cant see Nokia Lumia branded smart devices anymore in future if its true.
hope its not true.
We can see now why Nokia renamed their mapping from Nokia Maps to HERE Maps, they've already got a new brand name. Now MS can keep using the Nokia name without any conflict.
I m very sad and I will get any Smartphones from Microsoft branded with that special NOKIA Lumia Brand Logo that took the world with its innovatitive Pureview technology, PureMotion + etc
But you got to give them that they went out with a hell of a legacy with the Nokia Lumia 1020.
One thing for sure is that MS needs a CEO with the mobile market in his mind, and the board of directors thinks that Elop could be their man.
So far all I have predicted and suggested woudl happen has come true, MSFT (and Nokia) always saud they had a long term plan. Elop is much smarter and capable of pulling this off than many may think. With him running MSFT he will be able to push devices and services much better than Ballmer ever could which is why he is the prime choice if not a done deal.
MSFT will keep Nokia in FInland, they will invest heavily in infrastucture and technology. It's a win-win and most of the depressed will come to see this soon enough..
Now they stand a great chance.
Last numbers presented here show WP is getting stronger in many places. We also know Nokia Lumia is big part of it.
What is interesting to know now is what will happen with others manufacturers...will they leave?
Do you know Sam?
Second, I do not seee Elop, going through with this buyout and not being named CEO. He was a Canidate before he left Microsoft.
Getting Nokia's design, manufacturing and sales teams along with a CEO who is very well versed in getting the right PR out : One Sweet Deal!
The fact that you kept CrapDroid from ever getting on excellent Nokia hardware : Priceless!