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Goodbye, Steve Ballmer: a video tribute

With Satya Nadella officially Microsoft’s new CEO, it’s time to say goodbye to one of the most enthusiastic personalities in technology. Make no mistake, he will be missed.

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Ballmer may resign from Microsoft board after new CEO is named, Gates’ role still unclear

Microsoft’s new CEO search has continued into 2014, but a new rumor suggests that outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer is planning to step down from Microsoft’s board of directors. Citing “people familiar with the situation,” Recode reports that Ballmer won’t be directly involved with Microsoft’s board once a suitable CEO replacement is found. While Ford’s Alan Mulally ruled himself out of the position earlier this month, recent reports suggest Microsoft is also considering Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg as a potential Ballmer successor.

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Ballmer admits Microsoft needs a new leader for change

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is planning his retirement in the next nine months from the software giant he helped build, but he’s also assisting with a reorganization for his successor. In exclusive interviews with The Wall Street Journal, Ballmer recounts what led to his surprise resignation announcement from Microsoft in August. Microsoft’s board had been rightly pushing Ballmer to go faster. Lead director John Thompson had been pushing Ballmer to move faster as competitors gained ground on key consumers markets like smartphones and tablets.

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Ballmer admits Microsoft needs a new leader for change

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is planning his retirement in the next nine months from the software giant he helped build, but he’s also assisting with a reorganization for his successor. In exclusive interviews with The Wall Street Journal, Ballmer recounts what led to his surprise resignation announcement from Microsoft in August. Microsoft’s board had been rightly pushing Ballmer to go faster. Lead director John Thompson had been pushing Ballmer to move faster as competitors gained ground on key consumers markets like smartphones and tablets.

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Microsoft board of directors recommends Gates and Ballmer for re-election

Some Microsoft investors might not be happy with the idea of Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer continuing to guide Microsoft after retiring from the CEO role, but it seems likely that both will continue to do just that. On November 19th, company shareholders will vote on the new board of directors, and today the board has recommended that both Gates and Ballmer be re-elected to their positions there.

Gates has served on the board of directors since 1981, and is presently the company’s largest individual shareholder with 4.52 percent of the company’s stock. Ballmer joined the board in 2000 when he became CEO, and holds 3.99 percent. All other directors hold less than 1 percent of the company at present, though investment firm BlackRock has…

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Microsoft hunts for a new CEO as the Steve Ballmer era winds down

Microsoft is in one of the most challenging periods in its 38-year history, and Steve Ballmer — its CEO for the last 13 years — is on his way out. In August, Ballmer announced that he’ll retire just as soon as the company finds his successor. The decision comes after a major reorganization that aims to turn Microsoft into a “devices and services” company.

The challenges the company faces are massive: Windows 8, Windows Phone, and Surface tablets have each so far failed to find the blockbuster status that the PC-dominating company was once known for. And it’s taking on the phone division of struggling Nokia, with a $ 7.2 billion bet that it can make its own smartphones without alienating hardware partners in the process. The path…

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Ballmer bids tearful farewell to Microsoft, promises it will ‘deliver the next big thing’

Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer bid farewell to employees today at his final company meeting as CEO. After announcing his intentions to retire within the next 12 months, Ballmer’s speech today was clearly an emotional moment for him personally. According to sources familiar with the meeting, Ballmer told employees “we will deliver the next big thing… we will change the world again.” During his hour-long speech, Ballmer discussed the Nokia deal and him passing over the CEO role to a new leader.

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Ballmer sees Microsoft’s ‘almost no share’ in mobile as an opportunity, regrets mistakes

Speaking at Microsoft’s financial analysts meeting today, CEO Steve Ballmer was refreshingly realistic about the company’s struggles in smartphones and tablets. “Mobile devices. We have almost no share,” he admitted on stage, before noting he didn’t know whether to be enthusiastic over his admission or uncomfortably tense. “But I’m an optimistic guy, any time we have low market share sounds like upside opportunity to me.” That upside opportunity is the key reason Microsoft moved to secure Nokia’s phone business.

“The Nokia deal is a lot of things,” said Ballmer. “One of the things it is, is a way to make sure we can capture the gross margin upside because we’re making most of the investment today, that we need to make even owning…

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Steve Ballmer to retire as Microsoft CEO

Microsoft has just announced that CEO Steve Ballmer will retire within the next 12 months. He will step down from his post as soon as the process of choosing his successor has been completed. Ballmer has written an open email to the Microsoft team explaining the decision and the strategy for “moving forward.” He had this to say in the official Microsoft press release:

“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.”

Ballmer’s successor atop the Microsoft…

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Weekly Roundup: Gamescom 2013, Ballmer stepping down, Connecting Cape Town, and more!

The Weekly Roundup for 12032012

You might say the week is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workweek, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Weekly Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past seven days — all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on through the break, and enjoy.

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