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Kruz
Kruz
12/16/2013 | 10:05:37 AM
Re: Weird timing...
They have just started to show positive figures in the mobile world and the company needs a strong and agile CEO more than any time before. Threat from competitors in its core businesses have never been so high.
Sarah Thomas
Sarah Thomas
12/16/2013 | 9:35:52 AM
Re: Weird timing...
Yeah, he could win by default. Sounds like Microsoft employees are just itching for a decision sooner rather than later: http://allthingsd.com/20131216/will-microsoft-name-its-ceo-before-the-new-year-weary-microsoft-employees-hope-for-even-sooner/?mod=atd_homepage_carousel
Kruz
Kruz
12/16/2013 | 9:31:52 AM
Re: Weird timing...
Indeed, seems like the list of potential candidates for MSFT's CEO is just shrinking. Elop might again be a winner here.
Sarah Thomas
Sarah Thomas
12/16/2013 | 9:20:44 AM
Re: Weird timing...
Well that's certainly true, and I don't think he got the job because of that or that it even came directly from him (maybe his camp?). Either way, the timing was quite odd -- just hours apart!
Kruz
Kruz
12/13/2013 | 12:20:40 PM
Re: Weird timing...
I doubt Mollenkopf would do that. It would look bad and Qualcomm would not want to have him as CEO for that.
Sarah Thomas
Sarah Thomas
12/13/2013 | 11:48:51 AM
Re: Uplinq
haha, not to say that Jacobs hasn't been instrumental to the success of Qualcomm, but I did get the impression at Uplinq that he was taking on pet projects like the Toq watch, not focusing on core Qualcomm businesses. Chairman will be a great role for him.
MordyK
MordyK
12/13/2013 | 11:46:50 AM
Re: Uplinq
Those weighty decisions are now being handled by the executive chairman the teh CEO can focus on the company :)
Sarah Thomas
Sarah Thomas
12/13/2013 | 10:00:04 AM
Uplinq
I didn't realize Paul Jacobs was looking to leave (or being asked to vacate) the CEO spot. My biggest concern is, who will pick the bands for the Uplinq show now?!? 
Sarah Thomas
Sarah Thomas
12/13/2013 | 9:59:19 AM
Weird timing...
So what do we think, was the timing of the Microsoft CEO rumors just a coincidence, or did Mollenkopf's people let that little rumor slip to secure his job as Qualcomm CEO?


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