Microsoft (MSFT +2.9%) reorg roundup: 1) Wired's Ryan Tate thinks the appointment of Windows...

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Microsoft (MSFT +2.9%) reorg roundup: 1) Wired's Ryan Tate thinks the appointment of Windows chief Julie Larson-Green as hardware/entertainment chief might position her to succeed Steve Ballmer. Kara Swisher isn't convinced. 2) Skeptics point out this is far from Microsoft's first reorg, even if it's a big one. Ex-Microsoft product manager Bobby Gill says past reorgs led to "planning paralysis." 3) AdWeek reports Microsoft online ad execs are worried their unit could be downsized, and perhaps eventually outsourced. This isn't the first time they've sounded off. 4) Company sources tell BI they're worried the post-reorg Microsoft won't have "mini-CEO" positions for rising stars. However, many are cautiously optimistic. (the reorg: I, II) (Ballmer's memos)