According to a Reuters report, Microsoft is finalizing a list of candidates who can potentially replace the company's outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer. In an announcement made a couple of months back, Ballmer had said that he would be leaving the company within one year.
Ford CEO Alan Mulally, who is due to retire in 2014, has recently rebuffed - yet again - the questions about his supposed plans to leave the automaker early, and take over the CEO's job at software giant Microsoft after the company's current CEO Steve Ballmer steps down.
On Thursday, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer bid farewell to the company's employees at what probably was his last companywide annual meeting. Amid the resounding applause of the Microsoft employees, Ballmer took the parting bow, with yet another one of his characteristically loud and emotional performances.
In a move which underscores part of Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's ongoing attempts to accelerate growth as well as to ward off rivals led by Apple, the Redmond, Washington-based software giant has recently named Andy Lees as its head of corporate development and strategy.
Microsoft launched Windows Phone 8 on Monday at Tel Aviv in Israel. It was launched formally last week at San Francisco.
The CEO of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer expects the sale to rise once the phones are available in market all over the world. Phones which will feature Windows 8 are Nokia Lumia 920, HTC Windows phone 8X and Samsung ATIV S. ATIV is largest Windows phone device in the market at 4.8 inches.
In an evidence that app developers are seemingly interested in developing content for the forthcoming Windows 8 version of Microsoft’s operating system, the software maker said in a recent statement that nearly 500,000 copies of the preview version of the OS have been downloaded by the developers.
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