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Friday, June 16, 2006

Gates to cede Microsoft reins two years from now

Bill Gates, Craig J. Mundie, Ray Ozzie, Steven A. Ballmer
Bill Gates said Thursday that he would leave his day-to-day role there in two years.

I think we'll look back at this day as the separation between two eras in software — the first being software in a box, and the second software distributed over the Internet for free and funded by advertising, said George F. Colony, chief executive of Forrester Research. The new era requires a complete re-examination of Microsoft's business model, which has been one of most profitable the world has ever seen.

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