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  • Jan. 21, 2010, 10:15 AM
    Microsoft (MSFT) is rushing to patch a security hole in its IE browser, with a software update due out today, as governments warn users to switch to alternative browsers.
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  • Jan. 20, 2010, 11:12 AM
    Sources say Apple (AAPL) is indeed in talks with Microsoft (MSFT) to replace Google (GOOG) as the iPhone's default search engine. The discussions reflect the intensifying rivalry between Apple and Google. (previously)
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  • Jan. 19, 2010, 2:02 PM
    A note from Jefferies' Katherine Egbert restarts the "Project Pink" rumors that Microsoft (MSFT) is following Google (GOOG) into the smartphone market by introducing its own handset, as soon as a few weeks from now. But on the success meter, would a Microsoft phone be more of a "Zune" - or an "Xbox"?
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  • Jan. 19, 2010, 7:54 AM
    German and French agencies take a strong stance against Microsoft's (MSFT) Internet Explorer, warning of a security hole and suggesting users switch to a different browser. Duly annoyed, Microsoft says users should simply upgrade to the newest version of IE.
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  • Jan. 15, 2010, 4:31 PM
    BusinessWeek looks at the increasingly tense relationship between Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOG) and considers a bold prediction: that Apple might dump Google as a default search tool and deal with (gasp!) Microsoft (MSFT). Paul Boutin's takeaway is that mobile search is far from figured out. Meanwhile, comScore says Bing just keeps gaining market share.
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  • Jan. 14, 2010, 5:07 PM
    The Associated Press and Yahoo (YHOO) are reportedly close on terms in a new content-sharing deal that could boost AP's fees. The AP has been working with search engine makers (including Google (GOOG) and Microsoft (MSFT)) in order to get more favorable terms for its news.
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  • Jan. 14, 2010, 4:54 PM
    Security software firm McAfee (MFE) says it's pinned the source of recent online attacks on Google (GOOG), Adobe (ADBE) and others: It's in browser Internet Explorer (MSFT).
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  • Jan. 14, 2010, 2:13 PM
    Dow leaders: MRK +2.7%. MSFT +2.3%. INTC +2.3%. IBM +1.6%.
    Dow laggards: WMT -1.2%. VZ -0.9%. DD -0.8%. DIS -0.7%. CAT -0.7%.
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  • Jan. 14, 2010, 9:57 AM
    Dow leaders: INTC +1%. MRK +1%. JPM +1%. MSFT +0.9%.
    Dow laggards: WMT -0.9%. DIS -0.9%.
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  • Jan. 13, 2010, 11:27 AM
    Microsoft (MSFT) and Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) will invest $250M in a three-year agreement on simplifying technology environments for business. The project involves collaborating on a roadmap for data management involving hardware, software and services, and advancing cloud computing.
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  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:43 AM
    Microsoft (MSFT) and H-P (HPQ) are teaming up to prepare customers for "the next generation of business computing." The CEOs are holding a joint conference to announce their plans later today.
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  • Jan. 12, 2010, 10:38 AM
    Intel (INTC) and Microsoft (MSFT) are working on smart-sign technology that would enable signs equipped with cameras and special software to "see" the people in front of them and target advertising according to age and gender.
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  • Jan. 11, 2010, 1:58 PM
    Dow leaders: CAT +6.1%. KO +1.9%. CVX +1.7%. UTX +1.5%. PFE +1.3%.
    Dow laggards: HD -2.6%. DIS -2.2%. AXP -1.6%. MSFT -1.5%. BA -1.3%.
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  • Jan. 8, 2010, 3:25 PM
    Dow leaders: GE +2%. AA +1.9%. INTC +1%. MSFT +1%.
    Dow laggards: KO -2.4%. BA -1.3%. DD -1.2%. BAC -1.1%. T -1%.
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  • Jan. 8, 2010, 11:18 AM
    "It was a little tougher internally than I think I had anticipated," says Yahoo (YHOO) CEO Carol Bartz, giving herself a B-minus on her first year as chief. Bartz says she would have moved faster to reorganize the company and to form a search deal with Microsoft (MSFT).
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  • Jan. 7, 2010, 1:51 PM
    Dow leaders: GE +5.2%. BAC +3.5%. BA +3.5%. TRV +1.7%.
    Dow laggards: AA -3.1%. INTC -1.7%. MSFT -1.2%. JNJ -0.9%.
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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