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Lilbits (8-27-2013): Is Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer being forced out?

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will step down within the next 12 months and hand over the reigns of a new CEO. When the news was announced on Friday, Ballmer and company made it sound like a peaceful transition that would allow someone new to oversee the next stages in the company’s transition from makers of […]

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Steve Ballmer to retire from Microsoft CEO job (within 12 months)

Microsoft says CEO Steve Ballmer will retire from his job as CEO sometime within the next 12 months. He’ll stay on as leader of the company until Microsoft chooses a replacement. Ballmer’s been with Microsoft fore more than 3 decades, and he’s been CEO of the company since Bill Gates stepped down from that position […]

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Microsoft: Windows 7 slates coming this year

Tablet computers running Windows have been around for about a decade. But 2010 hasn’t been a good year for Windows tablets. Sure, Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, and Ultimate editions all have built-in support for touchscreen displays and multitouch gestures. But the Windows tablets of yesteryear were expensive (often running $1500 or more), bulky (often […]

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Intel, Microsoft, claim that netbooks aren’t hurting business

Sure, netbooks are by definition low cost computers that have lower profit margins than many other computers. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re going to kill profits at the major computer, processor, and software companies. Intel’s Mooly Eden and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer have both recently come out swinging with claims that netbooks aren’t […]