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Steve Balmer Retiring from Microsoft

In a startling and unexpected announcement, Microsoft revealed that CEO Steve Ballmer would retire sometime in the next 12 months. During the intervening time, the company will begin a search for his successor.
“There is never a perfect time for this type of transition, but now is the right time,” Mr. Ballmer said in a prepared statement. “We have embarked on a new strategy with a new organization and we have an amazing Senior Leadership Team. My original thoughts on timing would have had my retirement happen in the middle of our company’s transformation to a devices and services company. We need a CEO who will be here longer-term for this new direction.”

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Bill Gates Says Yes… He Won't Be Back

The founder of Microsoft put to rest the rumors that he was going to be returning to take the helm of his corporation.  Seems Bill and his wife are just fine, thank you , handling their charitable concerns even though many have opined that MS would find its direction again in Mr. Gates returned. Full Story

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