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

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



1. PapaSmurf

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9. iamfury

Posts: 78; Member since: Oct 07, 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.

18. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 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 ......

2. quadrazeus

Posts: 359; Member since: May 03, 2013

11. axllebeer

Posts: 272; Member since: Apr 05, 2011

Developers, Developers, Developers, Developers... Ahhhhhh! +1

3. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 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?

5. papss unregistered

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

13. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

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

25. jinxed

Posts: 107; Member since: Jan 10, 2013

just use ctrl+D

4. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

Crocodile tears.

6. shy2papa

Posts: 336; Member since: Jan 23, 2010

oh pleaseeeee go away already, worst CEO in history.

21. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 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.

7. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 557; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

one of the great CEO in history.

8. amiroo

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

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

10. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Can't happen soon enough imo.

12. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

So long good bye

14. Darkerm

Posts: 322; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

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

15. akita256

Posts: 98; Member since: Jan 26, 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!!

16. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 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 :)

22. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

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

23. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

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

24. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

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

17. alaahershy

Posts: 34; Member since: Jan 02, 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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