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  • GoDaddy CEO named as possible successor to Steve Ballmer at Microsoft

    1. BY - Aug 23, 2013
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    Wall Street Journal says Irving might be a candidate for Microsoft’s top spot.

    With Steve Ballmer heading to the exit at Microsoft within the next year, speculation about his replacement is rampant.

    One name that has come up: Blake Irving, who took over the reigns at domain name registrar GoDaddy earlier this year.

    Wall Street Journal published a story naming five possible successors, including Irving. Apparently the list was conjured up after the reporter spoke to analysts who said they think (hope?) the new CEO will be an outsider.

    Irving spent over a decade at Microsoft.

    Want an “official” comment from Irving? Here it is:


    My take? Irving would prefer to stay at a fast growing, pre-IPO company. But I’m sure he’ll at least take Microsoft’s phone call.


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