Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Announces Retirement

Steve Ballmer

Microsoft has announced that Steve Ballmer is leaving the company. He will remain as CEO for up to another 12 months as Microsoft looks for a suitable replacement.

For now, Microsoft has an elected committee that includes former Microsoft CEO and co-founder Bill Gates choosing a new boss for the software giant.

It seems that part of this comes as Microsoft heads in a new direction, and that finding a CEO that will be there for the longer term would be best for the company. He said in an issued statement, “there is never a perfect time for this type of transition, but now is the right time.”

We do wonder who will take the job. Perhaps we will learn soon enough.

[via CultofAndroid]

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