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  • Nov. 22, 2010, 5:45 PM
    It's clear that Attachmate's $2.2B buyout of Novell (NOVL) will result in two operating units, Novell and SUSE. However, it's unclear just what technology Microsoft (MSFT) has bought, although it may want Novell's datacenter management and virtualization capabilities. Novell closed +6.4% at $5.95.
    | Nov. 22, 2010, 5:45 PM
  • Nov. 22, 2010, 2:24 PM

    Google (GOOG) strikes again at the Microsoft (MSFT) desktop stronghold, this time by introducing Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office. The free tool lets Office users move their documents into the Google Docs cloud without losing the familiar formatting. Yet one reason more not to cough up the money for Office.

    | Nov. 22, 2010, 2:24 PM
  • Nov. 22, 2010, 8:59 AM

    Attachmate is buying Novell (NOVL) for $2.2B in cash, or $6.10/share. Novell is also selling some of its intellectual property to CPTN Holdings, a Microsoft (MSFT) led consortium, for $450M cash. The Attachmate bid tops a $5.75/share offer from Elliott Associates that Novell rejected earlier this year. Premarket, Novell is +6.8% to $5.97.

    | Nov. 22, 2010, 8:59 AM
  • Nov. 19, 2010, 4:43 PM
    Microsoft (MSFT) is now a 'stodgy behemoth' lacking focus, whose stock will languish between $20 and $30 forever. Instead, argues John Dvorak, Microsoft could be broken into 6 successful firms. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, however, claims a break-up is a bad idea.
    | Nov. 19, 2010, 4:43 PM | 3 Comments
  • Nov. 19, 2010, 12:17 PM

    Samsung (SSNLF.PK) will put most of its weight behind Windows Phone 7 (MSFT) rather than Android (GOOG) or its own Bada platform. Samsung recently dumped Symbian (NOK), leaving it free to make Windows Phone 7 its primary smartphone OS. This move may let Microsoft erase the 'image of its predecessor, Windows Mobile 6.x.'

    | Nov. 19, 2010, 12:17 PM | 2 Comments
  • Nov. 18, 2010, 1:40 PM

    Yahoo (YHOO) is +5.8% to $17.08, buoyed by a tech surge led by NetApp (NTAP +7.3%). This despite reports that Yahoo's search engine and advertising partner Microsoft (MSFT) is very worried  about Yahoo's apparent instability; and a painful outage at Yahoo Finance this morning.

    | Nov. 18, 2010, 1:40 PM
  • Nov. 17, 2010, 4:54 PM
    Microsoft's (MSFT) $250M investment in Facebook in 2007 might have seemed foolish then, notes an analyst. But Microsoft wanted some ad money and new expertise in social networking. But most importantly, it fostered an ally to fend off Google (GOOG). 'And that ally is getting ever more powerful.'
    | Nov. 17, 2010, 4:54 PM
  • Nov. 17, 2010, 1:00 PM
    The Xbox 360 (MSFT) was the second best-selling game console for the U.S. last month, after the Nintendo DS, and may become 2010's top dog. Microsoft says it moved 325K of the devices, a 30% jump from October 2009. It's also sold 1M Kinect units so far, and may yet make its 5M quota for year's end.
    | Nov. 17, 2010, 1:00 PM | 1 Comment
  • Nov. 17, 2010, 12:06 PM

    Verizon (VZ) and Microsoft (MSFT) expand their alliance on cloud computing targeted at small and medium businesses. The new offerings combine Verizon IP networking with professional services and Microsoft's online services suite to tackle messaging and collaboration.

    | Nov. 17, 2010, 12:06 PM
  • Nov. 17, 2010, 10:05 AM
    Microsoft (MSFT) sees a potential $1B in sales for its new Lync call and videoconferencing apps, making the software an earner on par with SharePoint. Even before next month's launch, Microsoft counts Boeing (BA) and France Telecom (FTE) as customers.
    | Nov. 17, 2010, 10:05 AM | 1 Comment
  • Nov. 16, 2010, 4:04 PM
    It's a bad idea to break up Microsoft (MSFT), Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates tell investors, even if shares are down 14% this year. "A breakup doesn’t make sense because the computer industry is consolidating," Ballmer says. “It creates economic dis-synergies.” Microsoft is -1.6% at $25.78.
    | Nov. 16, 2010, 4:04 PM | 4 Comments
  • Nov. 16, 2010, 1:06 PM
    Adobe (ADBE) CEO Shantanu Narayen throws more cold water on the idea of a sale to Microsoft (MSFT), denying that an acquisition was the topic last month, and saying Adobe's having a "phenomenal" year as an independent company, on track for 25% revenue growth.
    | Nov. 16, 2010, 1:06 PM
  • Nov. 15, 2010, 2:10 PM

    Facebook will roll out a new 'modern messaging system' to become the inbox of choice for its 500M users, says CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The company is offering a single place to access multimedia conversations in SMS, chat, Facebook messages, and email. Expect a fierce fight from other email providers, Google (GOOG) especially.

    | Nov. 15, 2010, 2:10 PM
  • Nov. 15, 2010, 11:54 AM

    Email is showing some signs of life lately. While the tech world awaits word of Facebook's webmail client, AOL (AOL -0.4%) quietly unveiled its own new email service. The company says the new AOL Mail interface will let users launch instant and text messages, and receive and send emails from and to their Google (GOOG), Yahoo (YHOO), and Hotmail (MSFT) accounts.

    | Nov. 15, 2010, 11:54 AM | 1 Comment
  • Nov. 11, 2010, 4:17 PM

    As might have been expected, Motorola (MOT) counter-sues Microsoft (MSFT) for infringing on 16 of its patents in Windows, Windows mobile, and Xbox. In the release, MOT hinted at the ongoing dynamic of dueling lawsuits riddling the mobile industry - lamenting MSFT's choice of litigation "rather than entering into comprehensive licensing negotiations..."

    | Nov. 11, 2010, 4:17 PM
  • Nov. 11, 2010, 12:48 PM

    Sales of Activision's (ATVI) Call of Duty: Black Ops game hit $360M in North America and the U.K. in the first 24 hours - 16% above the pace of last year's record-setting Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The new release is getting help from an expansion in the installed base of Xbox 360 (MSFT) and PlayStation 3 (SNE) consoles.

    | Nov. 11, 2010, 12:48 PM | 5 Comments
Company Description
Microsoft Corp. develops and markets software, services and hardware that deliver new opportunities, greater convenience and enhanced value to people's lives. The company's products include operating systems for computing devices, servers, phones, and other intelligent devices; server... More
Sector: Technology
Industry: Application Software
Country: United States