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11-08-2013, 11:50 PM #1
If Microsoft Names Stephen Elop CEO, Office for iOS could see a Boost
Former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, who is currently one of the leading candidates to replace Steve Ballmer as CEO of Microsoft, is reportedly open to the possibility of broadening distribution of the company’s Office Suite to platforms such as iOS and Android should be named to the position according to a report from Bloomberg. The following was mentioned regarding the matter:
Elop would probably move away from Microsoft’s strategy of using these programs to drive demand for its flagship Windows operating system on personal computers and mobile devices, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the 49-year-old executive hasn’t finalized or publicly discussed his analysis of the business
For those of you who didn’t know, Elop spent roughly three years heading up Microsoft’s Business Division, which is responsible for Office before it was announced in September 2010 that he would be leaving the company to lead Nokia. Elop stepped down as the CEO of Nokia alongside the September announcement that Microsoft would be acquiring Nokia’s Devices and Services Division. He is now scheduled to take charge of a new Microsoft division focused on devices such as the Surface and Xbox, but is said to be under strong consideration to be named CEO.
Elop is said to reportedly be open to other major changes as well if he were to take charge of Microsoft, including selling off the Xbox division or shutting down the Bing search engine services. The Microsoft spokesman, Frank Shaw, bluntly responded to Bloomberg’s request for a comment by stating the following:
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11-09-2013, 03:39 AM #2
This guy bankrupted Nokia and they are letting him helm Microsoft? That's flat out crazy stupid.They can have my jailbreak when they pry it from my cold dead fingers.
11-09-2013, 05:38 AM #3
11-09-2013, 08:49 AM #4
Office is a mediocre buggy POS on Windows, it won't improve on iOS.
11-10-2013, 08:02 AM #5
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11-10-2013, 02:00 PM #7
If Microshaft ever released a full version of Office or the Ipad it would mean the end of the Surface tablet for sure. The only reason they've sold any of their tablets at all is because of Office, so if you can get office on the market leading tablet, would you honesty buy a 2nd rate piece of junk like the Surface.
11-10-2013, 06:11 PM #8
The rumor was that Microsoft help place that guy at Nokia to torpedo them so they could buy them for billions cheaper