News that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer plans to retire within 12 months has ignited discussion on topics such as mobile-computing strategy and how the company will fare moving forward. Ballmer reportedly has had retirement on his mind for years, discussing succession plans with the company's board starting in 2010. Whoever takes over will first have to revamp the company's culture, Shira Ovide writes.
Ballmer announcement leads to talk on the past, and the future
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