Microsoft (MSFT +0.1%) roundup: 1) Microsoft has acquired NetBreeze, a developer of...

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Microsoft (MSFT +0.1%) roundup: 1) Microsoft has acquired NetBreeze, a developer of language/data/text analysis tech. NetBreeze's tools will provide social media analytics for Microsoft's Dynamics CRM suite. Salesforce and Oracle also have ambitions in this space. 2) Weak PC forecasts or not, Acer CEO J.T. Wang claims momentum for touch-enabled Windows 8 hardware is picking up. 3) Can you say 'Surface' in Mandarin? Microsoft has opened a store on Alibaba's popular Tmall shopping site. The company's Chinese profits have long been hurt by widespread piracy.