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  • Jul. 21, 2010, 11:15 AM

    Of the thousands of industrial plants using Siemens' (SI) automation-control software, none have been affected by a computer virus built to attack it, the company says. The malware, which analysts say could be used for sabotage, spreads through USB drives and exploits a hole in Windows (MSFT).

    | Jul. 21, 2010, 11:15 AM | 1 Comment
  • Jul. 20, 2010, 12:23 PM

    Another piece of the holiday battle for motion-control videogame supremacy sets up as Microsoft (MSFT) prices its Kinect control system at $150, or $300 bundled with Xbox 360. Kinect is expected in November to compete with Sony's (SNE) September launch of PlayStation Move.

    | Jul. 20, 2010, 12:23 PM
  • Jul. 14, 2010, 8:50 AM

    Microsoft (MSFT +2%) is paying developers to create apps for its Windows Phone 7 as it tries to play catch-up with rival products from Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOG +1%). Compensation ranges from free tools and test handsets to money for development/marketing and revenue guarantees.

    | Jul. 14, 2010, 8:50 AM | 1 Comment
  • Jul. 13, 2010, 2:12 PM

    James Altucher loves his Apple (AAPL -2.1%) gadgets, but headline risk from the iPhone4 antenna problem prompts him to endorse three other tech stocks: 02Micro (OIIM +7.8%), which does the LED lighting for iPads and currently trades for only two times cash; KLA-Tencor (KLAC +4.1%), which will benefit from Intel's (INTC) growth; and Yahoo (YHOO +3.1%), which will win big from its search outsourcing deal with Microsoft (MSFT).

    | Jul. 13, 2010, 2:12 PM
  • Jul. 12, 2010, 2:37 PM
    Microsoft (MSFT +2.2%) shares on the move after CEO Steve Ballmer touts the company's new Windows tablet devices, saying new tablets running Windows 7 are in development from Acer, Dell (DELL), Samsung, Toshiba (TOSBF.PK) and Sony (SNE). Also confirmed: eBay (EBAY), Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) and Dell are testing the new Windows Azure cloud-computing app.
    | Jul. 12, 2010, 2:37 PM | 7 Comments
  • Jul. 11, 2010, 2:34 PM
    Microsoft (MSFT) and Fujitsu (FJTSY.PK) team up on cloud computing, with the partnership likely to be announced this week. Fujitsu is counting on the cloud for its long-term growth, and plans to spend ¥100B ($1.13B) on cloud computing-related businesses this fiscal year.
    | Jul. 11, 2010, 2:34 PM
  • Jul. 9, 2010, 3:33 PM

    Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOG) gave us products we didn't even know we needed, but if Microsoft's (MSFT) Windows Phone 7 was cancelled today, Michael Comeau wonders, would anyone notice?

    | Jul. 9, 2010, 3:33 PM | 3 Comments
  • Jul. 9, 2010, 10:41 AM
    Why should Apple (AAPL -0.3%), Google (GOOG +2.7%), Microsoft (MSFT -0.6%) and the other tech heavyweights worry about NTP's new lawsuits against smartphone makers? Because NTP boasts a short but very successful history of enforcing its patents.
    | Jul. 9, 2010, 10:41 AM | 1 Comment
  • Jul. 8, 2010, 2:10 PM

    "An idea can transform the world and re-write all the rules. Which is why I have to steal it," Leonardo DiCaprio says in his role as a special agent who creates dreams, lures people into them, then pilfers their ideas in the new film, "Inception." TechCrunch says Microsoft (MSFT) is way overdue for an inception, since it hasn't proven capable of developing or executing such an idea on its own.

    | Jul. 8, 2010, 2:10 PM | 2 Comments
  • Jul. 7, 2010, 11:26 AM

    Microsoft (MSFT) took some barbs for its early investment of around $1B in Xbox Live, the online-gaming subscription service it launched in 2002 - but the network probably just broke $1B in revenue, and its early foothold could mean that key rival Sony (SNE) might never catch up with its offering.

    | Jul. 7, 2010, 11:26 AM | 1 Comment
  • Jul. 7, 2010, 10:52 AM
    Google (GOOG) is once again shaking up the browser market, as its Chrome browser continues to gain ground on Firefox and Internet Explorer (MSFT).
    | Jul. 7, 2010, 10:52 AM | 2 Comments
  • Jul. 7, 2010, 9:08 AM

    Microsoft (MSFT) plans to lay off employees as early as this week, WSJ reports, although the number is believed to be smaller than the roughly 5,000 laid off last year. MSFT +0.5% premarket.

    | Jul. 7, 2010, 9:08 AM
  • Jul. 6, 2010, 9:07 AM
    News Corp. (NWS) is in talks with Google (GOOG), Microsoft (MSFT) and Yahoo (YHOO) about replacing MySpace's search-advertising partnership with Google, sources say. MySpace has fallen far short of Web traffic and other milestones laid out in the Google contract, which expires at the end of August.
    | Jul. 6, 2010, 9:07 AM | 1 Comment
  • Jul. 3, 2010, 4:57 PM

    PC players have seen their stock prices slammed, but Barron's Eric Savitz believes the selloff has been overdone and it's time to go bargain-hunting. He likes Microsoft (MSFT) and Intel (INTC) in particular, and stocks including Nvidia (NVDA) and Western Digital (WDC) are worth a closer look too.

    | Jul. 3, 2010, 4:57 PM | 2 Comments
  • Jul. 1, 2010, 9:14 AM

    Microsoft (MSFT) kills off Kin, its mobile phone, less than two months after rolling the product out. Sources say the Kin didn't meet sales expectations as Microsoft continues to struggle in the wireless phone industry. MSFT +0.7% premarket.

    | Jul. 1, 2010, 9:14 AM | 2 Comments
  • Jun. 25, 2010, 8:05 AM (CRM) files a patent-infringement suit against Microsoft (MSFT), escalating the software giants' battle over the cloud. The complaint is in response to a patent-infringement suit Microsoft filed in May. CRM +0.7% premarket. MSFT +0.6%.

    | Jun. 25, 2010, 8:05 AM
Company Description
Microsoft Corp is engaged in designing, manufacturing, selling devices, and online advertising. Its products include operating systems for computing devices, servers, phones and other devices.
Sector: Technology
Country: United States