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  • ** FILE ** In this Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, file photo, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer speaks at the company's annual shareholders meeting, in Bellevue, Wash.

  • Compare that to Nadella's comments at a financial analysts meeting in September, where he described how Microsoft's mobile device management software has to handle devices that run on Apple's iOS, Google's Android and Microsoft's Windows equally: "Enterprises are heterogeneous, and we recognized that," he said.

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