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Microsoft has reportedly narrowed its CEO search to include about five candidates, including current Ford CEO Alan Mulally and former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, who will rejoin Microsoft next year.
Acer has announced its CEO J.T. Wang will resign from the company, with its president Jim Wong taking over the job at the beginning of 2014. The company will also lay off seven percent of its workers.
HTC has denied fresh speculation that it plans to replace its CEO, Peter Chou. Despite the company's ongoing struggles, HTC chairwoman Cher Wang says that Chou "has done a great job".
Some of Microsoft's top investors want Ford CEO Alan Mulally to replace Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer as the company's chief executive when Ballmer retires within a year.
Following earlier comments about the iPhone's "five year old" UI, BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins has taken a shot at Windows Phone and Android, saying they're "not mobile computing platforms."