Microsoft en Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to Resign within 12 Months <div><p>Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, who succeeded founder Bill Gates as CEO, will retire within the next 12 months.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The world's biggest software company did not name a successor, but one long-time Microsoft watcher says h</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">e expects the company to hire its next chief from within.</span></p><p>Microsoft Corp.'s stock rose more than 7 percent after the news.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 15:03:36 +0000 Ashley Gross & Associated Press 9735 at Maine firm sues Microsoft over Windows 8 elements <p></p><p>PORTLAND, Maine – A small technology company based in Portland, Maine, has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Microsoft over elements included in Windows 8.</p><p> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 21:38:34 +0000 The Associated Press 6926 at