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Microsoft's Satya Nadella Appointed CEO

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by phrelin, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. phrelin

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    In what should be regarded by everyone in the technology business as a significant news release this morning, Microsoft announced today that Satya Nadella, 46, and a 22-year veteran of Microsoft, is the successor to longtime Chief Executive Steve Ballmer.

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    Nadella sent the following email to Microsoft employees:

     
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    I think he's a great choice. A strong internal candidate and with technical experience.
     
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    I agree. And he's got a lot of help from every pundit out there telling him what he has to do. :sure:
     
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    The less noticed news is this from the Silicon Valley Mercury News:

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    Bill Gates will remain on the Board, according to the official news release, assuming "a new role on the Board as Founder and Technology Advisor, and will devote more time to the company, supporting Nadella in shaping technology and product direction."
     
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    I think this picture released by Microsoft and published in a Seattle Times article could become iconic:

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    New Board Chairman John Thompson, New CEO Satya Nadella, former Chairman Bill Gates and former CEO Steve Ballmer

    It certainly is different from this one of Paul Allen and Bill Gates in 1981:

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