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Now at 160 days, Microsoft CEO search could be nearing its end with insiders on inside track

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer addresses shareholders during the Microsoft Shareholders Annual Meeting November 19, 2013 in Bellevue, Washington.
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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer addresses shareholders during the Microsoft Shareholders Annual Meeting November 19, 2013 in Bellevue, Washington.

According to numerous sources close to Microsoft, the selection of a new CEO could happen within the next week.

The effort has utterly agonized the rank-and-file, slowed a massive restructuring inside the company and exposed some serious boardroom rifts, in a search that now dragged on for more than sixth months.

Read the entire story at Re/code.

By Kara Swisher, recode.net.

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