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Steve Ballmer bids an emotional, teary goodbye to Microsoft (video)

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Steve Ballmer bids an emotional, teary goodbye to Microsoft (video)
Microsoft’s departing chief executive officer Steve Ballmer is known for its often eccentric keynote appearances, and now he’s given his departure speech where he let all his emotions out. Emotional, weeping, thanking the thousands of employees, the man who ran Microsoft for the last 13 years showed how much it meant for him.

The Microsoft CEO stressed that this is not about one man’s departure - it is about Microsoft and its ability to innovate, its unique strengths. As Ballmer talks, you can hear people shouting back with affection.

Microsoft has announced that it will take 12 months to find a worthy successor to Ballmer and the shortlist seems to be headed by Nokia’s and ex-Microsoft’s Stephen Elop who might return to the company. We’re yet to see how this all plays out, but you can see one more video of an extremely emotional Ballmer dancing as if nobody’s watching right below.


source: TheVerge

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posted on 30 Sep 2013, 07:12 1

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)


http://chriscollison.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/steve-ballmer.jpg?w=1092&h=820

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 08:04 5

9. iamfury (Posts: 60; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)


even a third class blog broke this news 2 days ago, and a lot of others too. PA is losing it's mojo with below par reporters and writers.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 15:43 6

18. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)


Please don't blame them they've been giving us alot of important Apple news like: the new colors; iphone 5 vs iphone 5s; iphone 5s vs iphone 5c; iphone 5s vs iphone 4s; iphone 5s vs iphone 4; the evolution of iphone; supposed spec wars; fingerprint scanners; faulty fingerprint scanners; how Apple invented the "gold" phone; etc ......

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 07:32 2

2. quadrazeus (Posts: 359; Member since: 03 May 2013)


Let's lighten up the mood..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zEQhhaJsU4

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 08:52 1

11. axllebeer (Posts: 266; Member since: 05 Apr 2011)


Developers, Developers, Developers, Developers... Ahhhhhh!

+1

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 07:36 5

3. Shatter (Posts: 2031; Member since: 29 May 2013)


So whens the new CEO coming it to help fix windows 8 and add a real start button/disable metro option in Windows 8.2?

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 07:39 4

5. papss (unregistered)


Windows 8.1 has a start button? I'm not sure what you are getting at.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 10:43 2

13. Shatter (Posts: 2031; Member since: 29 May 2013)


It redirects you... TO THE METRO! Atleast 8.1 has a boot to desktop option so half the issue is gone.

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 07:18

25. jinxed (Posts: 107; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)


just use ctrl+D

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 07:38 1

4. chunky1x (Posts: 260; Member since: 28 Mar 2010)


Crocodile tears.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 07:45 2

6. shy2papa (Posts: 211; Member since: 23 Jan 2010)


oh pleaseeeee go away already, worst CEO in history.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 21:52

21. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 866; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


!2 months to find "a worthy successor"? I could find find people in front of Home Depot that would do a better job than this Humpty Dumpty lookalike.

You are 100% right shy.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 07:55 6

7. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 365; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


one of the great CEO in history.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 07:56 5

8. amiroo (Posts: 269; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


two steves have gone..i remember of both for great do..goodbye steve balmer & jobs.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 08:29 1

10. AfterShock (Posts: 2955; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Can't happen soon enough imo.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 09:29

12. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6727; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


So long good bye

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 12:23 1

14. Darkerm (Posts: 213; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)


I really liked that guy but oh well one can't stay forever.
good bye :)

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 12:28 1

15. akita256 (Posts: 80; Member since: 26 Jan 2012)


Hiring Elop as CEO is about as smart as when the AD at USC hired Lane Kiffen as head football coach. And you see how that just ended!!

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 12:55

16. Credo (Posts: 695; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


Goodbye Steve Ballmer, you were and are a great CEO, now please let Stephen Elop be the next CEO of Microsoft, he did a awesome job at Nokia, innovative device's, only the marketing team needs to be refreshed and Windows Phone needs more features and i'm sure Elop will do that :)

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 21:54

22. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 866; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Both were people that drove stock prices down and hurt sales and profit..

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 01:30

23. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2866; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


No dear, Elop is not good, he brought Nokia down.

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 02:06 1

24. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 866; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


That was good for Microsoft so makes sense they would consider him lol

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 12:56 2

17. alaahershy (Posts: 34; Member since: 02 Jan 2013)


the sad thing is that steve jobs, doesn't have a moment like this to say Bye. R.I.P. Steve

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