British Bookmaker Ladbrokes takes bets on Microsoft’s next CEO

“While much of the tech world has spent the last week handicapping who Microsoft will choose to replace outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer, one British bookmaker is taking actual bets,” Ina Fried reports for AllThibgsD.

“Ladbrokes (ladbrokes.com) has posted its list online, and the Top 10 picks are all either current or former Microsoft executives,” Fried reports. “Nokia CEO (and former Microsoft Office unit head) Stephen Elop is the favorite at 5 to 1, followed closely by current COO Kevin Turner at 6 to 1.”

 
 
Ladbrokes’ Next Microsoft CEO current odds:
Stephen Elop – 5/1
Kevin Turner – 6/1
Steve Sinofsky – 8/1
Julie Larson-Green – 8/1
Qi Lu – 10/1
Kiril Tatarinov – 12/1
Terry Myerson – 12/1
Satya Nadella – 14/1
Tony Bates – 14/1
Paul Maritz – 14/1
Kevin Johnson – 16/1
Reed Hastings – 16/1
John Donahoe – 20/1
Dale Lee – 20/1
Vic Gundotra – 25/1
Jeff Raikes – 25/1
Robbie Bach – 25/1
Scott Forstall – 33/1
Marissa Meyer – 33/1
Sheryl Sandberg – 40/1
John Legere – 40/1
Sir Jonathan Ive – 40/1
Jack Dorsey – 40/1
Bill Gates – 50/1
Tim Cook – 100/1

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Kevin TurnerOh, please, please, please, Microsoft BoD, please install that idiot Turner into the executive suite posthaste.

We’ll settle for Elop, but Turner would likely be much funnier. Either would continue ramming the iceberg with abandon.

As long as it’s not Marissa.

And Ladbrokes might as well make Jony Ive and Tim Cook ∞/1.

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