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    Steve Ballmer to retire within 12 months


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    Yup saw this ....

    Ballmer to Resign, MSFT Surges

    Here’s a rule of thumb: If you happen to be the CEO of a major corporation and the news of your resignation causes your stock to gain $24 billion in market value, you probably made the right call.
    Microsoft ($MSFT) said today that Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer has decided to retire within the next 12 months. In the pre-market, MSFT is up $2.87, or 8.86%. The company has 8.33 billion shares outstanding, so today’s surge comes to $23.9 billion. Again, that’s for someone to no longer be there.
    Posted by Eddy Elfenbein on August 23rd, 2013 at 9:15 am



    Source: Ballmer to Resign, MSFT Surges Crossing Wall Street
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    Anything else on that story?
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    Mr Ballmer, who joined Microsoft in 1980, has come under pressure in recent months after problems with Windows 8, its attempt to make an operating system that spans both the PC and the tablet devices



    Ballmer to leave Microsoft within a year - FT.com
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    Nothing happens when I click your link SIW2 ?
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    Fraid you have to register for that FT content , bloody annoying. You may be able to get to it clicking the story on CNN page

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    There is also a pointless mention under the section CCN Money , which says precisely nothing.
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    My guess is Jeff Ubben might have had something to do with it.

    Better for Stevie B to take the opportunity to bow out gracefully. He has a lot of shares, so can still have a lot of input - but he won't be calling the shots on his own, and he won't be the one under fire.
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    And there was great rejoicing....!!!
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    Not so fast. You might end up with Miss Julie, and yet more kindergarten pictures.

    That's a joke, of course. She might be on the ball, we can't tell.
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