Microsoft's Next Era

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http://techcrunch.com – Editor’s note: Aaron Levie is CEO and co-founder of Box. Follow him on Twitter @levie. Moments like this happen only once a generation in the technology industry. The announcement of Steve Ballmer’s retirement from his post as CEO of Microsoft puts an end to one of the most powerful and interesting “regimes” in technology history. Symbolically, this is likely the closing chapter of an era that was led by Bill Gates, then collectively by Gates and Ballmer, and then more recently just Ballmer. We think of these as distinct periods, but while Ballmer may not have had the (IT news)