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Ballmer regrets not redeploying more talent to Windows Mobile in early 2000s

Ballmer regrets not redeploying more talent to Windows Mobile in early 2000s

For Microsoft, Windows Vista took priority over Mobile. Years later, Steve Ballmer regrets that decision. As Microsoft’s 2013 Financial Analyst Meeting wraps up, outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer fielded questions from the audience of investors about the company. In responding to one inquiry about Microsoft, its direction and reorganization, Ballmer had an interesting confession regarding the...

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Top Microsoft investors urge company to throw Ford and Computer Sciences CEOs on the shortlist

Top Microsoft investors urge company to throw Ford and Computer Sciences CEOs on the shortlist

Reuters reports that at least three of the top 20 investors in Microsoft desire a quick turnaround with the departure of current CEO Steve Ballmer and his replacement - whoever that may be. The investors have urged the company to look at Ford Motor CEO Alan Mulally and Computer Sciences CEO Mike Lawrie for the role, placing both on the shortlist. The special committee, which is...

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Steve Ballmer's planned departure from Microsoft reportedly more sudden than depicted

Steve Ballmer's planned departure from Microsoft reportedly more sudden than depicted

According to a report over on AllThingsD, the departure of Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is more sudden than what was portrayed by the company's announcement. Ballmer will be retiring within the next year in a planned transition with a replacement to be found. The board of directors will be working with executive recruiting firm Heidrick & Struggles International to get the best name...

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Details emerge of possible Microsoft reorg, including Bates and Larson-Greene moves

Details emerge of possible Microsoft reorg, including Bates and Larson-Greene moves

We’ve been hearing since the beginning of June that Microsoft, and specifically CEO Steve Ballmer, were prepping a major reorganization of the company to better reflect their new role as a “devices and services” company. Rumors were that we would hear about the specifics of the plan by July 1st but that time has come and gone. Now, Bloomberg is citing a few sources on one possible plan...

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