Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Aug 2013 13:12 UTC
Microsoft

Microsoft Corp. today announced that Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer has decided to retire as CEO within the next 12 months, upon the completion of a process to choose his successor. In the meantime, Ballmer will continue as CEO and will lead Microsoft through the next steps of its transformation to a devices and services company that empowers people for the activities they value most.

“There is never a perfect time for this type of transition, but now is the right time,” Ballmer said. “We have embarked on a new strategy with a new organization and we have an amazing Senior Leadership Team. My original thoughts on timing would have had my retirement happen in the middle of our company’s transformation to a devices and services company. We need a CEO who will be here longer term for this new direction.”

This was long overdue. Microsoft needs fresh blood at the top - not a salesman, but a visionary.

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windows 8 backdoor
by TechGeek on Fri 23rd Aug 2013 14:19 UTC
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Member since:
2006-01-14

The first thing the new person needs to do is get rid of the backdoor in WIndows 8.

http://investmentwatchblog.com/leaked-german-government-warns-key-e...

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RE: windows 8 backdoor
by shotsman on Fri 23rd Aug 2013 14:23 in reply to "windows 8 backdoor"
shotsman Member since:
2005-07-22

now that this stuff has so much publicity, the final nail in the coffin for Win 8 would be for a whole country to ban windows 8 on grounds on 'National Security'.
Now that I would like.

Popcorn anyone?

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RE[2]: windows 8 backdoor
by jnemesh on Fri 23rd Aug 2013 16:14 in reply to "RE: windows 8 backdoor"
jnemesh Member since:
2008-04-08

You mean like this?

http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2290640/germany-warns-agai...

Share that popcorn, it's gonna be a great show!

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RE: windows 8 backdoor
by ronaldst on Fri 23rd Aug 2013 23:56 in reply to "windows 8 backdoor"
ronaldst Member since:
2005-06-29

nice trolling.

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