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Microsoft's new CEO faces challenges inside and out

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Satya Nadella, center, Microsoft's new CEO, addresses employees along with founder Bill Gates, left, and CEO Steve Ballmer on the company's campus in Redmond, Washington, on Feb. 4.   © Reuters

CLAREMONT, Calif. -- Satya Nadella is only Microsoft's third chief executive ever, but he looks to be a significantly different leader for the software giant than founder Bill Gates or sales specialist Steve Ballmer.      

     A native of India, Nadella trained and worked as a computer science technologist and comes to Microsoft's top spot at a time of uncertainty in its mobile and tablet divisions. Even the company's landmark operating system business is stumbling.      

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