(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
October 25, 2012
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer waits his turn to deliver a speech during Seoul Digital Forum in Seoul, South Korea on May 22, 2012. Ballmer can't afford to be wrong about Windows 8. If the dramatic overhaul of the Windows operating system flops, it will reinforce perceptions that Microsoft is falling behind other technology giants as the world moves on to smartphones, tablets and other sleek devices from Apple, Google and Amazon.