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Steve Ballmer to retire within 12 months

#1TivorPosted 8/23/2013 6:15:48 AM
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/press/2013/aug13/08-23AnnouncementPR.aspx

REDMOND, Wash. — Aug. 23, 2013 — Microsoft Corp. today announced that Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer has decided to retire as CEO within the next 12 months, upon the completion of a process to choose his successor. In the meantime, Ballmer will continue as CEO and will lead Microsoft through the next steps of its transformation to a devices and services company that empowers people for the activities they value most.

“There is never a perfect time for this type of transition, but now is the right time,” Ballmer said. “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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#2harcoreblazerPosted 8/23/2013 6:23:48 AM
How odd, i saw the same news on Bloomberg a few seconds ago.
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#3therickmu25Posted 8/23/2013 6:29:25 AM
Anddd their stock surges.
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#4Doomsday FortePosted 8/23/2013 7:53:26 AM
Developers, developers, developers, developers...
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#5sonicteam2k1Posted 8/23/2013 8:11:56 AM
Doomsday Forte posted...
Developers, developers, developers, developers...



lol I was thinking that. Man Balmer will be missed. Love that guy lol..

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#6Orestes417Posted 8/23/2013 8:16:43 AM
therickmu25 posted...
Anddd their stock surges.


It shouldn't. They're still pursuing a direction that'll pretty much end their current core business entirely
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#7Master_BassPosted 8/23/2013 8:36:43 AM
http://static1.businessinsider.com/image/4c0d96d77f8b9a0f6e0d0000/heres-how-scared-steve-ballmer-is-of-google-apps.jpg
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#8TheWidowmaker1Posted 8/23/2013 10:10:00 AM
Doomsday Forte posted...
Developers, developers, developers, developers...


I came in here to do something similar.
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