Now the phone maker is pleading for a $9 per share buyout.

I'm not saying this will happen to Microsoft, I'm just saying that it's not exempt.

Instead of taking a chance with a 'safe pick' CEO, take a chance and bring in someone who can change the company. Someone who can make stellar software and services and who can bring the company out of the Stone Age.

I, myself, am thinking about who that man or woman could be.

At the time of publication the author was long AAPL.

This article is commentary by an independent contributor, separate from TheStreet's regular news coverage.
Bret Kenwell currently writes, blogs and also contributes to Robert Weinstein's Weekly Options Newsletter. Focuses on short-to-intermediate-term trading opportunities that can be exposed via options. He prefers to use debit trades on momentum setups and credit trades on support/resistance setups. He also focuses on building long-term wealth by searching for consistent, quality dividend paying companies and long-term growth companies. He considers himself the surfer, not the wave, in relation to the market and himself. He has no allegiance to either the bull side or the bear side.

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