The following video is from Friday's Investor Beat, in which host Alison Southwick and Motley Fool analysts Lyons George and Ron Gross dissect the hardest-hitting investing stories of the day.

Longtime Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) CEO Steve Ballmer announced today that he is retiring as soon as a replacement is found. In our lead story on Investor Beat, Ron and Lyons discuss what's next for Microsoft.

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