Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has named Amy Hood as the Chief Financial Officer. Hood was previously the Corporate Vice President. She will be replacing Peter Klein starting in June. This is the first time that a woman has held this position at the company.
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Earlier this month, we wrote about how Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg launched a political group called FWD.us. Now Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Microsoft General Counsel and EVP Brad Smith, and Airtime founder Sean Parker have also joined FWD.us. FWD.us is focused on immigration, education, and employment issues in Washington D.C.
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Former Microsoft Executive Joachim Kempin Says Ballmer Bullies Out Managers That Challenge His Authority
Joachim Kempin is a former executive at Microsoft that has written a book about his time at the company between 1983-2002. In the book, Kempin points out that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is not the right leader for the company, but he holds on to his title by forcing out managers that challenge his authority.
Former Microsoft chief research and strategy officer Craig Mundie is becoming the Senior Advisor to the CEO. “In this role, he works on key strategic projects within the company, as well as with government and business leaders around the world on technology policy, regulation and standards,” said Microsoft in an updated biography. Mundie oversees projects at Microsoft Research along with other technical strategy responsibilities. Microsoft chief technical strategy officer Eric Rudder will fill in for Mundie. This announcement was made on an internal memo from Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on December 14th.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said that one of the Surface models was sold out online for more than one week. When speaking to the French daily newspaper Le Parisien, Mr. Ballmer said that sales “are starting modestly.”
Netflix founder Reed Hastings joined the Microsoft board of directors in 2007 and was the lead independent director. However Hastings has stepped down from the re-election process when Netflix’s shareholders meet in November.
Microsoft Corporation is giving employees a new Surface RT tablet, Windows PC, and Windows Phone 8 device said CEO Steve Ballmer at the company’s annual employee meeting in Seattle yesterday. Microsoft has over 90,000 employees and they will receive the tablet and phone by late December. Employees will be able to decide between a desktop, ultrabook, tablet, or laptop.
Today at the Nokia and Microsoft event in New York, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer decided to say that this is “the year of Windows.” He event went as far as saying that between Windows Phone 8, Windows tablets, and Windows PCs, we will see the operating system running on nearly 400 million devices.