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Ballmer’s Departure From Microsoft Comes 10 Years Too Late... (And THAT'S the truth!! ~ Shy)



Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Photo: Jim Merithew/Wired.com


Steve Ballmer is stepping down as the CEO of Microsoft, and Wall Street is rather pleased.


On Friday, Ballmer announced that, after 33 years with the company that defined software in the 1980s and ’90s, he will retire sometime within the next 12 months. As of noon Eastern, Microsoft’s stock price had climbed nearly 6 percent. The money men have spoken, and for once, they’re making sense.


In some ways, it’s sad to see Big Steve go. He had a wonderful way of filling a room — with his bellowing voice, his endless stream of hyperbole, his sometimes awkward physicality, and, yes, with just the size of his frame. And for those of us who lived through the PC revolution, Ballmer — employee Number 30 at Microsoft — is the company’s one remaining link to the days when it so swiftly took hold of the tech universe.


But during Ballmer’s decade at Microsoft’s helm — he took the reins from founder Bill Gates in 2000 — the company dug itself a hole that it will be lucky to crawl from in the decade to come. (More...)


The rest can be read at: http://www.wired.com/business/2013/08/steve-ballmer-steps-down/




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