Microsoft will hire a CEO with his head in the cloud

The most likely candidate is current Microsoft cloud head Satya Nadella. His job will be to further the plans already put in place by his predecessor. Satya Nadella, executive vice president of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise group and candidate to replace Steve Ballmer as CEO. (Credit: Bloomberg via Getty Images) Microsoft is about to get a new CEO, only the third in its 38-year history. Whoever takes the job knows that the scrutiny will be intense. The expectation is that after a brief honeymoon period the new chief will unveil a plan that could alter the course of Microsoft’s history … Continue reading Microsoft will hire a CEO with his head in the cloud

Qualcomm promotes Mollenkopf to CEO, ends Microsoft talk

Qualcomm Chief Operating Officer Steve Mollenkopf speaks at the LG G2 smart presentation in New York August 7, 2013. CREDIT: REUTERS/BRENDAN MCDERMID (Reuters) – Qualcomm Inc, the world’s biggest maker of cellphone chips, unexpectedly named Chief Operating Officer Steve Mollenkopf as chief executive on Friday, heading off the possibility he might be poached to run Microsoft Corp. Mollenkopf had been in line to eventually succeed CEO Paul Jacobs, the 51-year-old son of a Qualcomm co-founder, but that plan was sped up in order to keep the senior executive from leaving, Jacobs told Reuters in an interview. “Our executives are very … Continue reading Qualcomm promotes Mollenkopf to CEO, ends Microsoft talk

Ford board aims to pin down CEO Alan Mulally’s plans of joining Microsoft

DETROIT/NEW YORK: Ford Motor Co’s board of directors plans to press Chief Executive Alan Mulally soon for a decision on his future, as speculation intensifies that he may be offered the job of CEO at Microsoft Corp. Mulally, 68, is one of a handful of candidates still in contention for the Microsoft role, according to several sources close to the technology giant, and he has not tried to dispel talk that he is interested in the job. That has begun to vex some on Ford’s board, two sources told Reuters this week, and the issue will be discussed when the … Continue reading Ford board aims to pin down CEO Alan Mulally’s plans of joining Microsoft

Bill Gates Pressured to Quit Microsoft

Three of Microsoft’s top 20 investors want Bill Gates to quit along with CEO Steve Ballmer Microsoft investors hungry for the company to recreate its business model have reportedly called for its co-founder Bill Gates to resign as chairman and leave with outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer to allow the company to have a fresh start. Three of the top 20 investors in Seattle-based Microsoft called for Gates to resign out of fear that his role would limit a new CEO’s power to pivot the company away from dependence on the PC market and more toward the cloud and mobile industries, … Continue reading Bill Gates Pressured to Quit Microsoft