Gates steps down as Microsoft CEO

Steve Ballmer steps up

News Flash Microsoft chairman and CEO Bill Gates is handing over one of his jobs to Steve Ballmer, president and chief henchman. Ballmer now gets to occupy the CEO seat while His Billness takes on a new job-title, Chief Software Architect. This reflects his new company role which will see him "dedicate all of his time to helping drive the next generation Windows Internet platform and services." Gates continues as chairman of the company. Full story Gates steps down - DoJ deal pending? What Bill did next: Windows as universal Web platform The official Microsoft statement can be found here. ®

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