“Today Microsoft published a short blog post from John Thompson, a member of its board and the chair of its search committee for its next CEO,” Alex Wilhelm reports for TechCrunch.
“The entry stated that from an initial pool of 100 candidates, Microsoft narrowed to 20, a figure that has since shrunk, and that the board expects to make a choice in the ‘early part of 2014,'” Wilhelm reports. “This pushes back against the narrative that Microsoft intended to announce their new CEO inside of 2013, controlling expectations, and tamping down potential speculation if that rumored deadline was not met.”
Wilhelm reports, “Thompson ends on an upbeat note: ‘Microsoft has had only two CEOs in its 38-year history. As a Board, we are determined and confident that the company’s third CEO will lead Microsoft to renewed and continued success. We’re looking forward to 2014 and the opportunities and decisions that lie ahead.'”
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