Steve Ballmer, chief executive officer of Microsoft Corp., pauses... News PhotoAdult,Adults Only,California,Chief Executive Officer,Computer,Computer Equipment,Computer Software,Electronics,Event,Finance,Horizontal,Microsoft,North America,One Man Only,One Person,People,Santa Clara County - California,Steve Ballmer,Talking,Technology,The Americas,The Internet,USA,Web PagePhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2012 BloombergSteve Ballmer, chief executive officer of Microsoft Corp., pauses while speaking during an event at the Churchill Club in Santa Clara, California, U.S., on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. Microsoft Corp's Ballmer said the maker of Windows programs must exploit the opportunity to combine hardware and software as it challenges Apple Inc.’s iPad with the Surface tablet computer. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images