New report says Steve Ballmer was in favor of idea, but Bill Gates and other board members opposed.
New report from Bloomberg says the company is leaning away from former Nokia executive in hunt for new CEO.
Bill Gates became emotional when talking to Microsoft shareholders about the company’s hunt for its third CEO.
Microsoft narrows the list of candidates that will be considered for the CEO position to five people, which includes three internal candidates.
Some shareholders see Gates as a roadblock of innovation, according to a Reuters report.
Steve Ballmer’s is set to officially step down as Microsoft CEO in a few months. See – after the break – his energetic, and tearful goodbye to an arena full of thousands of Microsoft employees.
Outgoing Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer sees Windows Vista as his biggest regret, admits Microsoft has “almost no share in mobile”, but says the company has a bright future.