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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Juniper Networks Taps Barclays Veteran as New CEO

Juniper Networks said today that it has named Shaygan Kheradpir, currently chief operations and technology officer at Barclays, as its new CEO. Kheradpir will replace outgoing CEO Kevin Johnson on Jan. 1, 2014. Johnson, who had joined Juniper from Microsoft in 2008, will remain on Juniper’s board.

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Juniper Profit Surges as Revenue Climbs

Juniper Networks Inc.’s third-quarter profit more than quadrupled as the network-gear company recorded an uptick in revenue and lower expenses.

Update: As Microsoft Restructuring Nears, Top Execs Fret Over Their Fate

Coming soon to a software giant near you!
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Here Are Some More Yahoo CEO Choices: Liddell, Rosenblatt, Desmond

Let’s throw a few more names on the fire!
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Yahoo Intensifies Search for CEO (With Hulu’s Kilar as One Dream Unicorn Candidate)

Wanted, one magical exec to work miracles against increasingly troublesome dragons. Ability to sparkle a plus.
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Exclusive: Yahoo Hires Heidrick & Struggles for CEO Search

According to sources close to the situation, Yahoo has hired Heidrick & Struggles for its CEO search. I am, naturally, waiting by the phone for the call.
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My Picks for Yahoo’s Next CEO — Maybe Snoop Dogg, Ya Digg?

While the Yahoo board has yet to begin a search, I have already been hard at work on selecting the next CEO.
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Bob Muglia, Former Microsoft Server Head, Lands at Juniper Networks

Robert Muglia, the former head of Microsoft’s Servers and Tools business, whose departure was announced in January, will run Juniper’s new software unit.
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It's Exclusive Internal Memo Time: Juniper's David Yen Heads to Cisco to Run Servers Business

According to an internal memo from Juniper Networks, which you can see below, one of its top tech execs, David Yen, is departing immediately. Sources said Yen is headed to Cisco to run its servers business. The impetus for Yen’s departure might have been formation of the Platform Systems Group, run by Stefan Dyckerhoff, which is prominently mentioned in the memo from Juniper CEO Kevin Johnson and after the jump.

HP Checks Its Heir Supply