Perceived missteps may have hit a tipping point for Ballmer

He has been in hot water over a variety of issues, including Microsoft's position in the tablet market

  • Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer talking to employees about One Microsoft at a town hall meeting in July 2013, only about a month before he announced his retirement.

  • Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's corporate head shot.

  • Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer in a file photo. Credit: Microsoft

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