Microsoft Promotes Satya Nadella to CEO, Names Bill Gates a Technology Advisor

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Ghost XFX

Emperor Palpatine has found a sock puppet....to replace Jabba.

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

If he's an engineer, perhaps he knows that a desktop PC is not the same thing as a smart phone, and be OK with that.

Enough with the sales monkeys trying to bend reality by sheer force of will.

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IntelFanatek

Google and Ubuntu have a crowd source project to build a handheld device for your phone, browsing, and PC needs. That's the future of computing: one device for all interfaces. NOT one interface for all devices (Metro/Win8 paradigm).

Until MikeRowe$oft sees that, they are doomed to keep heading down the wrong path.

Portable computing has gained so many strides in the last 10 years, there is no reason why I can't dock my phone and use it as my computer on a 27" screen with a real keyboard, all my files, pictures, music, and accounts (email etc) are already programmed into it!

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LatiosXT

If Microsoft goes under, who would take them in?

It would be interesting if Apple did.

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Peanut Fox

I'd pick Google. Apple has less to gain.

Most likely the company would just be parted out to the highest bidders.

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Mikey109105

Well, we're all screwed now.

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IntelFanatek

If you promote from the inside you're going to get more of the same. Bleak days ahead for MikeRowe$oft.

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John Pombrio

One thing I found while at HP. The best CEOs were the ones that came from the trenches. As soon as they went outside for "talent", they just got worse and worse. Nothing like putting someone in charge who knows nothing about the company. Hell, Apotheker in less than 11 months dropped the share price by 40% and caused an $8Billion dollar write-off for Autonomy.
I am a lot more comfortable with inside talent being promoted.

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bland

Yup, because Ballmer did such a great job.

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John Pombrio

Under Ballmer's tenure as CEO, Microsoft's annual revenue has surged from $25 billion to $70 billion, while its net income has increased 215 percent to $23 billion, and its gross profit of 75 cents on every dollar in sales is double that of Google or International Business Machines Corp.[20] In terms of leading the company's total annual profit growth, Ballmer's tenure at Microsoft (16.4 percent) has surpassed the performances of other well-known CEOs such as General Electric's Jack Welch (11.2 percent) and IBM's Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. (2 percent).[18]

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big_montana

Record revenues and record profits under Ballmer's watch state that he did a great job.

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

Which is why he's still in charge. Because he did such a great fucking job.

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Engelsstaub

I hate myself a little for laughing at that.

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chaosdsm

Pretty much anyone would be better than bumbling Ballmer at the helm IMO, so this is good news! Unfortunately, this comes about 5 years too late....

It'll be interesting to see how Nadella handles things as CEO in the next couple years considering his background & what he's already done with Microsoft, it should be interesting to say the least.

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Rift2

I wonder if this is the guy from Microsoft tech support speaking with a forked tounge from India?

At least they didn't charge me the first time around with a motherboard change out and not getting the OS installed.

Now I just install win 8 on top of 7 no problems....

I was hoping they would get Gordon Ung in there and cause some damage....

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

Likely his English is better than yours.

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AFDozerman

Good. An old MS leader teaching the new one. Maybe Bill will be a little less... evil... this time around.

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John Pombrio

Bill is stepping down as chairman. He will not be involved in MS much if at all nay more. His foundation is now his life.

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AFDozerman

I was referring to the last paragraph.