Google adds ex-Ford CEO Mulally to board


Alan Mulally, who just stepped down as Ford's CEO after heading a successful turnaround, is joining Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) board.

Mulally was widely reported to be a top Microsoft CEO candidate before Satya Nadella got the job.

Google currently lists 10 directors on its site: Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Eric Schmidt, VCs John Doerr and K. Ram Shriram, VMware co-founder Diane Greene, Stanford president John Henessy, ex-Princeton president Shirley Tilghman, ex-Pixar CFO Ann Mather, and ex-Intel CEO Paul Otellini.

The announcement comes as Apple and IBM and form a multifaceted enterprise mobility partnership.

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  • Shaduc
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    This confirms that even with Nadella, Microsoft is a dog, cash earning one. Can't move decisively or swiftly like Google or Apple.
    15 Jul 2014, 07:45 PM Reply Like
  • Zipper0
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    Google's search earnings have topped out because of the shift to mobile, and Google's sees only one salvation: hardware. Google is envious of the fact that Apple's free cash flow is now nearly 7 times as big as Google's vs. just 3 times bigger in 2011. How did Apple leap ahead? Hardware. Thus, you have Google investing in every manner of hardware imaginable from data centers to Nexus to Nest to Motorola to Glass to robots to self-driving cars (mulally) to Google Fiber to satellites to balloons to drones, and the list goes on an on. The unfortunate thing about all these endeavors, however, is that all of them will be far inferior to Google's monopoly search business in terms of margins and capex requirements, and they will be far inferior to Apple's high-end profits, too. It's a lot of money dumped down the drain, especially Google's multi-billion dollar but no-margin data centers. Simple dividends would have a much better use of Google's cash.
    15 Jul 2014, 11:13 PM Reply Like
  • citizenleung
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    Or, one more person saying yes to whatever Page, Brin, and Schmidt want.
    16 Jul 2014, 12:37 AM Reply Like
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