Last week, Steve Ballmer drew cheers from most analysts with his announcement that he would be leaving Microsoft within the year. As New Yorker columnist John Cassidy notes, however, Ballmer
wasn’t all bad for the software giant. For one, he did manage to grow net profit from $5.8 billion (on revenues of $23 billion) to $21.9 billion (on revenues of $77.9 billion).
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