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Microsoft stock soars as CEO Steve Ballmer steps aside

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer holds two Windows phones as he speaks during the keynote address during the Microsoft Build Conference on June 26, 2013 in San Francisco, California.

Microsoft announced Friday that its CEO, Steve Ballmer, will retire within the year. Ballmer has led the company at a difficult time for the tech giant, which has struggled to transition its products out of the PC era.

Marketplace Tech reporter Queena Kim joins Tech host Ben Johnson with a look back on Ballmer's tenure. Click on the audio player above to hear more.

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Queena Kim covers technology for Marketplace. She lives in the Bay Area.

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