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Love him or hate him, Steve Ballmer has been a big part of Microsoft for the past 33 years and has held the CEO position for the last 13. He’s been a unique energetic personality that doesn’t really compare to any other speaker or CEO out there (if you haven’t seen this iconic video, where have you been hiding?)
Last week, Ballmer lead his final Microsoft employee meeting as CEO before he will step down in the middle of next year. The footage of his goodbye speech — set to the soundtrack of Dirty Dancing’s time of my life — is tearful and powerful. It shows a man that was dedicated to Microsoft for the majority of his professional life.
In a somewhat sudden move, Microsoft announced today that they are going to acquire Nokia’s devices and services business for 5.44 billion EUR in cash. This move was predicted for a long time, but nobody was really sure when it was going to come. (more…)