Google's Android chief Sundar Pichai reportedly in negotiations to be Microsoft's CEO (or not)
posted by Michael H. / Feb 03, 2014, 8:54 PM
A few days ago, we heard that the top internal candidate at Microsoft was Satya Nadella, and it sounded as though it was close to a done deal that Nadella would be taking over the gig. Now, it turns out there is an outside candidate that is in negotiations with Microsoft about the position: Google's Android chief Sundar Pichai. Word has it that negotiations "are in full swing" between Pichai and Microsoft's hiring committee.
Pichai has also been rumored for high level positions at other companies including Twitter, and sources are saying that Google has offered Pichai $50 million to stay at Google. Pichai is regarded as the driving force behind Google's push to gain control of Android recently, including greater integration of Google Play services, and even the deals with Samsung.
*Update* According to Re/code's Kara Swisher, these reports are not true. Swisher claims that her sources at both Microsoft and Google are denying that Pichai is a candidate and she is saying "definitively" that Pichai is not a candidate for the CEO position at Microsoft.
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Man, how good to be wanted everywhere!!. This can be good for Microsoft if he decides yes.
posted on Feb 03, 2014, 9:00 PM 5
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I really like the direction he has pushed android. However, I think he might make WinPhone a more desirable platform. Maybe even dump that horrid metro UI. One can hope anyway. Whatever the decision, I wish him luck.
posted on Feb 03, 2014, 9:03 PM 0
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I'd welcome the move if it created a better relationship between MS and Google.
posted on Feb 03, 2014, 9:04 PM 5
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I will be that guy. Nope-http://bgr.com/2014/02/03/micr
posted on Feb 03, 2014, 9:02 PM 0
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Hmmmm I beg to differ $$$$ isn't everything Pichai is doing extreamly well with google because he has a vision for it. Its his new baby & he seems happy with it. Besides It appears that Google is ready to top MS in whatever they offer him. He'll wind up screwing it up & having a big golden parachute. We need more people like him though_ like Gates, Jobs, Ballmer & so on I don't see him leaving. However I do see Nadella filling the bill. Seeking the help of of the MS Jedi master Gates. I think he has a vision for MS & is taking the steps to make the right choices.
posted on Feb 03, 2014, 9:25 PM 0
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Y'all slow. Can't y'all read windows 9 will drop the current live tile fashion and go android slash apple and maybe try to impart live rives in the UI like sense and touch wiz.
posted on Feb 03, 2014, 9:42 PM 0
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