After Thanksgiving, before Christmas?Wishful thinking or not, that's the water cooler talk inside Microsoft. The company's rank and file expect to learn of Steve Ballmer's replacement between the two big end-of-year holidays, said a source in a position to know.
There's a measure of urgency for Microsoft's board of directors to make known its choice soon. Ballmer revealed in late August that he planned to step down as chief executive sometime within the subsequent 12 months and the resulting information vacuum during the interregnum has begun to manifest itself in troubling ways.
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