Will Microsoft Name Its CEO Before the New Year? Weary Employees Hope for Even Sooner. (Poll)

All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth — and a new leader.
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HBO COO Eric Kessler — Who Spearheaded Its Digital Strategy — Is Departing

The No. 2 at the premium cable channel left over “management process” issues.
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Ballmer Departure From Microsoft Was More Sudden Than Portrayed by the Company

Ballmer’s timeline had been moved up drastically — first by him and then the board, including his longtime partner Bill Gates — after all agreed that it was best if he left sooner than later.
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Exclusive: Yahoo Loses Its Media Head, as Mickie Rosen Ankles From Company

Will this move cause CEO Marissa Mayer to focus on media?
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Silver Lake Abandons Hulu Purchase Effort, as Final Bidding Deadline Arrives Today

The longest-running and noisiest sale of all time move to the final bidding stages.
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Update: As Microsoft Restructuring Nears, Top Execs Fret Over Their Fate

Coming soon to a software giant near you!
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Facebook’s General Counsel Ullyot to Depart the Company

The man who stopped the Winklevii leaves the building.
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Jon Rubinstein Joins Board of Qualcomm, as Mobile Chipmaker Ups Its Silicon Valley Cred

The longtime mobile exec is a high-profile appointment.
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Square COO Keith Rabois Departs Company