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  • Mar. 10, 2010, 8:42 AM
    Google (GOOG) unveils an app store for business applications as it pushes forward in its fight against Microsoft (MSFT), but the reason Google's +1% premarket is because of reports its CEO is in "active" talks with China.
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  • Mar. 9, 2010, 6:00 PM
    Even with Morningstar changing the managers in its Ultimate Stock Pickers, the group's major holdings remain almost exactly the same; tops on the list: Wal-Mart (WMT), Microsoft (MSFT), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ).
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  • Mar. 8, 2010, 10:16 AM
    Goldman Sachs' (GS) list of the 10 most-loved hedge fund stocks: Apple (AAPL), Pfizer (PFE), Bank of America (BAC), Google (GOOG), JPMorgan Chase (JPM), Microsoft (MSFT), Mastercard (MA), Directv (DTV), Wells Fargo (WFC), CVS Caremark (CVS).
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  • Mar. 8, 2010, 8:29 AM
    The "choice screen" Microsoft (MSFT) is now offering on its Windows-equipped PCs in Europe is giving rival browsers a boost. Mozilla's Firefox has gotten an extra 50,000 downloads, while Opera Software's browser has seen downloads triple in some countries.
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  • Mar. 5, 2010, 4:51 PM
    With the iPad (AAPL +3.9%) arriving in less than a month, another well-timed piece on Microsoft's (MSFT -0.1%) competing product - the hinged tablet they're calling Courier.
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  • Mar. 5, 2010, 11:56 AM
    Setting an April 3 debut for the iPad has helped push Apple (AAPL +3.7%) to its all-time high of $218.50. Heavy dollar volume in AAPL is lifting tech as a sector, with the notable exception of Microsoft (MSFT -0.4%) - whose iPhone catch-up "Project Pink" is rumored to be coming to Verizon Wireless (VZ, VOD).
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  • Mar. 5, 2010, 10:19 AM
    Microsoft (MSFT) says it will stay the course in China. Zhang Yaqin of its Asia-Pacific R&D Group: "Regardless of whether or not Google (GOOG) stays, we will aggressively promote our search and cloud computing."
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  • Mar. 5, 2010, 9:55 AM
    Dow leaders: BA +1.8%. CAT +1.7%. AXP +1.6%. DIS +1.6%. CHV +1.3%.
    Dow laggards: MSFT -0.4%. PFE -0.4%. PG -0.4%.
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  • Mar. 4, 2010, 9:55 AM
    Dow leaders: DIS +3.3%. KO +1.6%. BA +1.5%. UTX +1.4%. AA +1.0%.
    Dow laggards: MSFT -0.4%. CSCO -0.3%. IBM -0.2%.
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  • Mar. 1, 2010, 7:44 AM
    Google (GOOG) faces an antitrust suit from a small internet firm represented by Microsoft's (MSFT) longstanding chief outside counsel. This latest move has Google saying MSFT is engaging in a proxy war through unrelated cases to set the stage for a broader antitrust assault. (previously I, II)
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  • Feb. 26, 2010, 5:15 PM
    Antitrust? Don't look at us, look at those guys over there! Microsoft (MSFT) goes public with direct requests for increased scrutiny of Google (GOOG) - a contrast to a more stealthy approach when its European property Ciao complained to EC regulators.
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  • Feb. 24, 2010, 7:57 AM
    As expected, Intel and 24 VCs announced yesterday that they plan to invest $3.5B in U.S. start-ups over the next two years. In addition, Intel, Google (GOOG), Microsoft (MSFT) and 14 other firms promise to add jobs in 2010 by hiring 10,500 U.S. college grads.
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  • Feb. 24, 2010, 7:41 AM
    Google (GOOG) may face an antitrust probe in Europe, after the EC received complaints from three companies, including a Microsoft (MSFT) subsidiary. Regulators will likely check whether Google penalizes competitors in its search rankings, and if it uses its search dominance to keep ad prices artificially high
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  • Feb. 23, 2010, 10:14 AM
    Amazon's (AMZN -0.3%) cross-licensing deal with Microsoft (MSFT -1.1%) was short on specifics, but not short on speculation. One analyst thinks Amazon is going to build a 'KindlePad' that approaches tablet PC functionality and can compete with the iPad (AAPL -0.7%).
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  • Feb. 23, 2010, 8:22 AM
    Few specifics are available, but Microsoft (MSFT) and Amazon (AMZN) reach a patent cross-licensing agreement in which Amazon will be able to use Linux-based software in its Kindle and servers, and Microsoft will gain access to some Amazon patents. (PR)
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  • Feb. 19, 2010, 3:12 PM
    Dow leaders: PFE +1.7%. DD +1.3%. BA +1.1%. DIS +0.8%.
    Dow laggards: JPM -0.9%. MSFT -0.7%. T -0.6%. IBM -0.5%.
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Company Description
Microsoft Corp is engaged in designing, manufacturing, selling devices, and online advertising to a global customer audience. Its products include operating systems for computing devices, servers, phones, and other intelligent devices.
Sector: Technology
Country: United States