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The search for a new Chief Operating Officer (CEO) to replace outgoing chief Steve Ballmer at Microsoft continues in earnest, though there won't be a new person in charge in time for New Year's day. Board member John W. Thompson revealed in a blog post that Microsoft is hoping to pin down a final candidate by the early part of next year. According to Thompson, Microsoft's board initially identified over 100 candidates to succeed Ballmer. After speaking with "several dozen," that list was shrunk down to about 20 "extremely impressive" people. Those candidates are where the focus has been in recent weeks. "As you would expect, as this group has narrowed, we've done deeper research and investigation,... Read more...