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Eloping in chains

3 September 2013 By Richard Beales

Retiring Steve Ballmer is spending $7.2 bln, adding 32,000 staff and committing Microsoft to making mobile handsets. His M&A record is poor, and the company’s strength is in business software. Nokia’s Stephen Elop could follow Ballmer, but any new CEO needs freedom, not shackles.

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