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Microsoft has made some executive job changes that signal a major consolidation of power at the top. The company has named Andy Lees as president of Microsoft's new Mobile Communications Business unit and Don Mattrick as president of the Interactive Entertainment Business unit. The former will lead Windows Phone 7, due to …

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Pint

Oh, if only...

Ballmer running HP.

Now, that's entertainment!

Especially if they bolt down all the chairs.

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Pirate

Only 670,000?

Yeah, well, they had to take the costs of a few broken chairs out of that wedge before he got his sweaty balding paws on it!!!

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Boffin

Landsharks want blood, not money.

Sorry, but when you meet some of the top bods like Ellison or Ballmer, you soon realise that money is a secondary concern. The chair throwing incident is an indicator that Ballmer is a really poor loser and , if you work for him, you better not lose either! People like Ballmer and Ellison usually have already more money than they need, they could retire and never want for anything, but they go on because it's all about the win and flaunting your success. Ballmer could take home $100m and if it was in a year his reign was painted as a failure then he would be LESS happy than if he took home $1 but was publicly lauded for grinding all his enemies into the dirt. Ballmer will keep on playing and playing to win because it's the best game in town and more addictive than ordinary gambling.

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deckchairs

Is this just a case of rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic?

If Steve's still in charge, has anything changed?

No. Full steam ahead !

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no...

I feel sorry for that guy who was landed with the winmo7 crap.

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