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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced he will be stepping down soon, so Microsoft must find a replacement. Without Bill Gates, or Ballmer, and with a changing tech landscape -- Microsoft needs to look at someone with experience in mobile and innovative computing. Also, why didn't NASDAQ have a backup system to prevent yesterday's hiatus? And finally, Ben Affleck is the new Batman. The world gives the casting choice a big thumbs down.

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On Steve Ballmer's intensity

Aug 23, 2013
Microsoft's Steve Ballmer likes to rally the troops.

Help wanted: New Microsoft CEO

Aug 23, 2013
Mark Zuckerberg probably has enough on his plate that he won't apply to succeed Steve Ballmer.

Nasdaq glitch: Why no backup?

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Aug 23, 2013
The Nasdaq closure had nothing to do with rogue or erroneous orders. The system that shows stock prices failed.

Michael Keaton, George Clooney and the 'Batfleck'

Aug 23, 2013
Everybody has their capes in a twist over Ben Affleck as the new Dark Knight. But the franchise is like the superhero himself. It always wins.

No, your phone doesn't use as much electricity as a refrigerator

Aug 23, 2013
Widely reported: your smartphone uses the same amount of electricity as two refrigerators. Why some ideas stick around, true or not.

What happened on the Nasdaq anyway?

Aug 23, 2013
The Weekly Wrap on Nasdaq's major glitch on Thursday, plus looking ahead to the central bankers meeting at Jackson Hole.

CVS receipts that go on and on ... and on

Aug 23, 2013
CVS prints long receipts have become an internet meme.

In report on NFL injuries, ESPN opts for the sidelines

Aug 23, 2013
ESPN has pulled out of an investigative project about head injuries in the National Football League. The league denies pressuring ESPN in any way.

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced he will be stepping down soon, so Microsoft must find a replacement. Without Bill Gates, or Ballmer, and with a changing tech landscape — Microsoft needs to look at someone with experience in mobile and innovative computing. Also, why didn’t NASDAQ have a backup system to prevent yesterday’s hiatus? And finally, Ben Affleck is the new Batman. The world gives the casting choice a big thumbs down.

Music from the episode