Inside Ballmer's Exit And Who Definitely Won't Be Microsoft's Next CEO

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http://techcrunch.com – Today Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced that he will retire in the next 12 months. His successor is not known, but the move marks the end of an era in technology, as Ballmer himself has become a controversial stalwart in the sector. The stock market rewarded the company with a 7.29 percent bump in its share price following the news. However, Ballmer’s final years at the company have been marked with change. Windows 8, Windows Phone, Azure, and other new products have reformed Microsoft’s software lineup. Executive exits, a re-org, and a shift in business model have remade the c (IT news)