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How Microsoft Lost Its Mojo: Steve Ballmer And Corporate America's Most Spectacular Decline

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In this Monday, June 18, 2012, file photo, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer unveils its
In this Monday, June 18, 2012, file photo, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer unveils its"Surface", a new tablet computer to compete with Apple's iPad at Hollywood's Milk Studios in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Once upon a time, Microsoft dominated the tech industry; indeed, it was the wealthiest corporation in the world. But since 2000, as Apple, Google, and Facebook whizzed by, it has fallen flat in every arena it entered: e-books, music, search, social networking, etc., etc. Talking to former and current Microsoft executives, Kurt Eichenwald finds the fingers pointing at C.E.O. Steve Ballmer, Bill Gates’s successor, as the man who led them astray.

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