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<p>Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is seen after the Windows Phone 7 launch in New York, October 11, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi</p>

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is seen after the Windows Phone 7 launch in New York, October 11, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is seen after the Windows Phone 7 launch in New York, October 11, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

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<p>Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer shows Slate PCs (from L-R) Archos, Pegatron and Hewlett-Packard during his keynote speech before the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, January 6, 2010. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni</p>

Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer shows Slate PCs (from L-R) Archos, Pegatron and Hewlett-Packard during his keynote speech before the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, January 6, 2010. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni more

Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer shows Slate PCs (from L-R) Archos, Pegatron and Hewlett-Packard during his keynote speech before the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, January 6, 2010. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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<p>Microsoft founder Bill Gates is pictured at a ribbon cutting ceremony at the opening of the Mary M. Gates Learning Center at United Way in Alexandria, Virginia, October 13, 2010. REUTERS/Jason Reed</p>

Microsoft founder Bill Gates is pictured at a ribbon cutting ceremony at the opening of the Mary M. Gates Learning Center at United Way in Alexandria, Virginia, October 13, 2010. REUTERS/Jason Reed

Microsoft founder Bill Gates is pictured at a ribbon cutting ceremony at the opening of the Mary M. Gates Learning Center at United Way in Alexandria, Virginia, October 13, 2010. REUTERS/Jason Reed

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<p>Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer speaks during the Windows Phone 7 launch in New York, October 11, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi</p>

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer speaks during the Windows Phone 7 launch in New York, October 11, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer speaks during the Windows Phone 7 launch in New York, October 11, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

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<p>Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer gestures during a talk to students at Stanford University, as part of the Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders program, in Palo Alto, California, May 6, 2009. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith</p>

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer gestures during a talk to students at Stanford University, as part of the Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders program, in Palo Alto, California, May 6, 2009. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer gestures during a talk to students at Stanford University, as part of the Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders program, in Palo Alto, California, May 6, 2009. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

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<p>Microsoft chairman Bill Gates gestures during a news conference at the 18th World Aids Conference in Vienna, July 19, 2010. REUTERS/Herwig Prammer</p>

Microsoft chairman Bill Gates gestures during a news conference at the 18th World Aids Conference in Vienna, July 19, 2010. REUTERS/Herwig Prammer

Microsoft chairman Bill Gates gestures during a news conference at the 18th World Aids Conference in Vienna, July 19, 2010. REUTERS/Herwig Prammer

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