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Microsoft leaning towards Ford Motors' CEO to replace Ballmer, Stephen Elop no longer in the running

0. phoneArena 28 Nov 2013, 07:05 posted on

Microsoft might bet on an outsider to run one of the richest tech companies in the world, with Bloomberg reporting that the executive board leans towards poaching Ford Motor's CEO Alan Mulally, who did wonders with the car and truck maker, never needing a government bailout...

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posted on 28 Nov 2013, 07:09 18

1. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2415; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Nice. Good to hear that Flop is going out.

posted on 28 Nov 2013, 07:29 12

4. eisenbricher (Posts: 970; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


He deserved this :/ Kick that Trojan horse out.

posted on 28 Nov 2013, 07:41 4

8. nokia12 (Posts: 294; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)


triple a flop

posted on 28 Nov 2013, 07:21 9

2. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5150; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


LMAO! Selling Nokia to Microsoft doesn't help you, Elop!

posted on 28 Nov 2013, 08:15

11. Finalflash (Posts: 1534; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


But the 25 mil he pocketed does help Elop. He already made out like a bandit this would have just been the cherry on that S__T sandwich he made. Now they're bringing in an ageing car company exec to take a tech company into the new age of tech....MS is definitely going to the top.

posted on 28 Nov 2013, 07:23 5

3. philfoster (Posts: 34; Member since: 01 Mar 2012)


No Elop please, he will destroy Microsoft...

posted on 28 Nov 2013, 07:34 12

7. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5150; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Send Elop to Apple and he will blend it to Apple juice.

posted on 28 Nov 2013, 07:50 3

10. JakeLee (Posts: 790; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


Or to Google for Scroogled coming true.

posted on 28 Nov 2013, 11:44

13. androiphone20 (Posts: 1399; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


I hope Alan won't be the kind of guy Ballmer turned out to be ...

posted on 28 Nov 2013, 12:14

14. tedkord (Posts: 4432; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


A buffoon?

posted on 28 Nov 2013, 07:32 1

5. GeekMovement (Posts: 1499; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


I'm looking forward to what Microsoft has to bring in the future with the new CEO.

posted on 28 Nov 2013, 07:32 1

6. papss (unregistered)


I'd like to hear Joe's name brought into this too

posted on 28 Nov 2013, 07:45 4

9. kaliil10 (Posts: 145; Member since: 16 May 2012)


I hate Elop really because he destroyed my favorite phone maker NOKIA and I wish he will be fired from Microsoft

posted on 28 Nov 2013, 08:26 1

12. Mikele (Posts: 3; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)


I welcome an outsider leading MSN to floppy Elop he destroyed my best phone maker!

posted on 28 Nov 2013, 14:09 2

15. Antonyjoseph (Posts: 213; Member since: 06 Apr 2013)


Send Elop to the next company MS wants to acquire. He will destroy it, devalue it and hand it over to MS cheap.

posted on 28 Nov 2013, 16:30

16. snowgator (Posts: 3197; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


.....and today's "rumor about MS's next CEO" winner is.....

posted on 29 Nov 2013, 01:30

17. Pancholo (Posts: 375; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


I never understood how companies look for CEOs. When on the lookout, are some of them desired above others only because they know how to make money? To me, right now, this simply looks like asking a sumo wrestler to take the spot of a professional ballerina in some recital - complete opposites. :S

Please enlighten me.

posted on 29 Nov 2013, 01:33

18. theminolaboy (Posts: 128; Member since: 18 May 2013)


"We wouldn't worry too much about Mr Elop, what with the many millions he got for bringing Nokia right into the arms of Microsoft, and securing one of the best hardware makers in the smartphone industry for less than what Redmond paid to acquire Skype."

I couldn't agree more.. Such a painful truth..

posted on 29 Nov 2013, 14:24

19. Lesuzannee (Posts: 2; Member since: 29 Nov 2013)


If Mulally does get appointed, he will be able to utilize his previous experience at Ford in terms of changing the culture, but handling dozens of product lines in a tech company will be something new and challenging for him. Whether he will be able to succeed or not, only time will tell.

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