“They say that politics is made up of strange bedfellows. So is the technology industry where Apple plays a leading role,” Ron McElfresh writes for Mac360. “Apple competes against Samsung which sells chips and screens to Apple. The company’s newfound friend is Yahoo!, whose high powered search engine is run by Microsoft. If that’s not strange, then digest this. Apple’s next CEO is running a company that competes with Google and Microsoft.”

“Indulge me while I climb out on a limb and state the obvious. CEO’s don’t last forever. If they did, Steve Jobs would have led U.S. forces into Korea and held a military tribunal against Samsung’s CEO,” McElfresh writes. “CEO’s of the non-Jobs ilk have a tenure, a limited lifespan, if you will. Based on both fact and frivolous conjecture, I can tell you who Apple’s next CEO will be.”

McElfresh writes, “For the moment, Marissa Mayer is busy running one of Apple’s new friends, Yahoo! It seems like an odd relationship, but when you think about it, all about Yahoo! and Apple dovetail nicely into a powerhouse company that could thwart the ambitions of both Google and Microsoft.”

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MacDailyNews Take: When Tim decides to retire, sure, why not?

Quite easy on the eyes and exceedingly smart, what’s not to like?*

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer (photo by Brigitte Lacombe)

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer (photo by Brigitte Lacombe)

*Besides that laugh.