“Microsoft Corp.’s board is considering Qualcomm Inc. Chief Operating Officer Steve Mollenkopf among candidates to replace Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer, said people familiar with the matter,” Dina Bass, Beth Jinks and Ian King report for Bloomberg.
“Mollenkopf is on a list of several candidates who are under serious consideration as the board works to make a decision on CEO as early as this year, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the process is confidential,” Bass, Jinks and King report. “That list also includes Microsoft executive Satya Nadella and other outside candidates, said one of the people.”
“Ford Motor Co. CEO Alan Mulally’s candidacy for Microsoft’s top job has faded in the last two weeks amid concerns about his lack of technology experience, said three of the people. There are still scenarios in which the board could opt for Mulally, including one in which he takes the job for several years and helps ready an internal candidate, said one of the people,” Bass, Jinks and King report. “Last week, Ford Director Edsel Ford II said Mulally will stay at the automaker through 2014. ”
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MacDailyNews Take: Come on, MSFT BoD, stop wasting time, just go with The Flop™ already!
Ford’s Alan Mulally not looking likely as Microsoft CEO – December 5, 2013