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And then there were 5: Microsoft CEO sweepstakes narrows

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The short list of potential candidates to succeed Steve Ballmer as Microsoft CEO has narrowed to a favored few contenders. According to Reuters they are: Ford(s f) CEO Alan Mulally; former Nokia(s nok) CEO Stephen Elop, (who is now back in-house); and insiders Tony Bates and Satya Nadella. None of those names is  surprising but there you have it. The fifth candidate remains a mystery.