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Report: Satya Nadella to be named Microsoft’s next CEO, Gates out as Chairman

Report: Satya Nadella to be named Microsoft’s next CEO, Gates out as Chairman

We’ve heard from a few sources that Microsoft was poised to announce a new CEO ‘by the end of January’ and sure enough, we’re at that point with one day left. Bloomberg is reporting, with high confidence, that current executive VP of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise Group, Satya Nadella, is being prepped for that CEO position, replacing Steve Ballmer. What’s more, the report goes on to...

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Alan Mulally dispells rumors of possible move from Ford to take Microsoft's CEO position

Alan Mulally dispells rumors of possible move from Ford to take Microsoft's CEO position

Microsoft's Steve Ballmer won't be heading up the company for much longer, leaving his post later this year. The company is currently looking for a replacement and rumours have pointed the finger at numerous potential candidates, including both Stephen Elop at Nokia and Ford's Alan Mulally. Mulally has previously denied any plans to move to Microsoft and once again the Ford CEO shoots...

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Qualcomm’s Steve Mollenkopf reportedly joins CEO candidate list for Microsoft

Qualcomm’s Steve Mollenkopf reportedly joins CEO candidate list for Microsoft

Update: Yeah, Mollenkopf instead became CEO Of Qualcomm the next morning.  The hunt for Microsoft’s next CEO has just taken another slight twist. Sources have revealed to Bloomberg that Steve Mollenkopf is now among the candidates being considered to replace Steve Ballmer. Who? Mollenkopf is the COO of Qualcomm and the latest individual to join the CEO dance at Microsoft. Bloomberg’s...

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What’s with Stephen Elop’s getting millions for what many consider to be a failure?

What’s with Stephen Elop’s getting millions for what many consider to be a failure?

Today it seems everywhere you turn in the financial media, there is a story about how Nokia’s chairman screwed up in disclosing information about Stephen Elop’s bonus package to the media. Some of the reporting on it is a bit wonky, so I thought I’d clear things up. Long story short, Nokia’s chairman was initially quoted as saying Elop’s contract was essentially the same as that of 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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Nokia CEO Stephen Elop reportedly on “short list” to replace Ballmer at Microsoft

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop reportedly on “short list” to replace Ballmer at Microsoft

It was only on Friday that Microsoft announced that current CEO Steve Ballmer would be exiting the company in the next twelve months, but that hasn’t stopped the media from speculating on who will replace him. The Sunday Times of London is now reporting that Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, who used to work under Ballmer as a senior executive—something that always bothered Nokia advocates who...

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HP waiting in the wings for Windows Phone? Whitman:

HP waiting in the wings for Windows Phone? Whitman: "We ultimately have to offer a smartphone"

Could HP rejoin Microsoft in 2013? Maybe. Yesterday, Fox Business has a recent interview with HP CEO Meg Whitman where all aspects of the business were discussed. HP has had a very interesting history these last 10 years and while we don’t want to focus on the changes, it’s on again/off again foray into smartphones is highly relevant. To that issue, Whitman was asked directly "So a...

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