Microsoft CEO Ballmer to retire within 12 months

Microsoft CEO Ballmer to retire within 12 months

Reuters: Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer unexpectedly announced his retirement on Friday.

Ballmer, 57, took over from co-founder Bill Gates in January 2000, but his leadership was questioned throughout his tenure by Wall Street and Silicon Valley, as Microsoft's stock price floundered and the company that drove the personal computer revolution was overtaken by Apple Inc and Google Inc in the shift toward mobile computing.

 

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