Microsoft's New CEO Is A Search Guy, Satya Nadella

Feb 5, 2014 • 8:21 am | comments (6) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Bing Search

Satya NadellaYesterday, Microsoft named Satya Nadella their new CEO. Yes, he is a familiar name for many of you because he has been involved in search at Microsoft for years.

He keynoted at one of the first, if not the first, SMX Advanced shows almost ten years ago. He has been covered here numerous times and he simply gets search.

As Danny said, now Google, Yahoo and Microsoft are run by search CEOs now. Matt Cutts added on Twitter that also AOL, Motorola & Twitter are also run by CEOs with major search backgrounds.

“During this time of transformation, there is no better person to lead Microsoft than Satya Nadella,” said Bill Gates, Microsoft’s Founder and Member of the Board of Directors. “Satya is a proven leader with hard-core engineering skills, business vision and the ability to bring people together. His vision for how technology will be used and experienced around the world is exactly what Microsoft needs as the company enters its next chapter of expanded product innovation and growth.”

Microsoft created a micro site so you can learn all about the new CEO over here.

Congrats Satya Nadella!

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Alexander Hemedinger

02/05/2014 04:35 pm

Awesome, look forward to the future changes!


02/05/2014 07:00 pm

hope it will good for traffic from yahoo. :-)

Craig Hamilton-Parker

02/05/2014 11:09 pm

In India the name Satya means Truth. A good omen I hope for a fair and truthful search engine....


02/05/2014 11:39 pm

Unlike Ballmer he's at least a tech guy. Gives me some hope.

Kevin Anchi

02/06/2014 05:34 am

Yup you are correct, we can have some positive hope for Microsoft


02/06/2014 12:59 pm

Come on Microsoft, make Bing a viable alternative to Google! I love my Google search traffic, and have watched my Bing search traffic slowly increase...not at double digits percentage wise yet. I really can't see Yahoo ever making a viable run at Google, but Microsoft might be able to (in my opinion). Diversified traffic, great for everyone!

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