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

Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 7:08 AM ET
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.

CNBC's parent NBC Universal is an investor in re/code's parent Revere Digital, and the companies have a content-sharing arrangement.

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