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Microsoft Declines To Name New CEO In 2013, Promises New Leader In “Early” 2014

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http://techcrunch.com – Today Microsoft published a short blog post from John Thompson, a member of its board and the chair of its search committee for its next CEO. The entry stated that from an initial pool of 100 candidates, Microsoft narrowed to 20, a figure that has since shrunk, and that the board expects to make a choice in the “early part of 2014.” This pushes back against the narrative that Microsoft intended to announce their new CEO inside of 2013, controlling expectations, and tamping down potential speculation if that rumored deadline was not met. According to Thompson, the “full board& (IT news)