Microsoft misses out, Alan Mulally to remain at Ford

Microsoft logoEver since we learned that Steve Ballmer would be stepping down as the CEO of Microsoft, speculation has run wild regarding who would fill those large shoes. The position is not as easy to fill as you may think – it’s a large and diverse company, the sort of thing that most corporations would use several people to cover.

However, several names have risen to the top, ones we’ve been hearing over and over. Now the largest of those has removed himself from the running. Alan Mulally, former head of Boeing and current president of Ford will not be making the move to Redmond, Washington.

Alan Mulally

Until now, Mulally has avoided the subject completely, ducking any and all speculation. That door which seemed to remain open, has slammed shut today. “I would like to end the Microsoft speculation because I have no other plans to do anything other than serve Ford," Mulally said in an interview.

It’s good news for the auto maker, who Mulally turned around during his time there. But the prognosis isn’t as good for Microsoft. The software maker certainly would have benefitted from this tenure, even if brief. News of the decision brought a surge in Ford stock prices, while Microsoft shares dropped slightly.

Source: WinBeta

Tags: Microsoft

Comments
Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
or
Your comment:


Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party


Last news

 
Galaxy Note10 really is built around a 6.7-inch display
 
You may still be able to download your content
 
Facebook, Messenger and Instagram are all going away
 
Minimize apps to a floating, always-on-top bubble
 
Japan Display has been providing LCDs for the iPhone XR, the only LCD model in Apple’s 2018 line-up
 
The 2001 operating system has reached its lowest share level
 
The entire TSMC 5nm design infrastructure is available now from TSMC
 
The smartphone uses a Snapdragon 660 processor running Android 9 Pie
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 / 2
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
 
 

News Archive

 
 
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      




Poll

Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (16)