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Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)

  • 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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  • Feb. 18, 2010, 2:51 PM
    Microsoft (MSFT) says the Justice Department has joined the EC in approving its search partnership with Yahoo (YHOO); now comes the implementation, with initial changes happening within days.
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  • Feb. 18, 2010, 10:59 AM
    The EC clears Microsoft (MSFT) to buy Yahoo's (YHOO +0.3%) search business. The companies still need approval in Asia, and hope to make the transition by the end of this year. (earlier)
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  • Feb. 18, 2010, 9:25 AM
    NY Post reports Steve Ballmer and Carol Bartz are about to get hitched. Justice Department officials are expected within the next 30 days to approve without conditions the search pact between Ballmer's Microsoft (MSFT -0.1%)  and Bartz's Yahoo (YHOO +0.1%). "There's nothing coming of the DOJ investigation," the source said.
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  • Feb. 18, 2010, 8:38 AM
    With the iPad (AAPL) drumming up interest in a new category of gadgets, computer makers like Dell (DELL) and Sony (SNE) are angling to profit from the buzz. Even Microsoft (MSFT) is now working on its own two-screen tablet.
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  • Feb. 17, 2010, 12:42 PM
    Dilemma for Microsoft (MSFT): how to embrace web-based software while protecting Office's 64% profit margin. In the cloud-computing world, it will compete more and more with things that are free or lower cost.
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  • Feb. 16, 2010, 8:34 AM
    Apple (AAPL) is a valuable partner and there's no need for change, Google (GOOG) said yesterday at the Mobile World Congress, as rumors swirl that Bing (MSFT) may replace Google's search engine on the iPhone.
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  • Feb. 15, 2010, 12:32 PM
    Microsoft's (MSFT) new Windows Phone 7 Series mobile OS - unveiled today in Barcelona - is spiffy. But in a market already crowded with heavy hitters like Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOG), it may be too late.
  • Feb. 12, 2010, 1:17 PM
    Microsoft (MSFT) is expected to secure unconditional EU approval for its search deal with Yahoo (YHOO), sources say. Experts believe regulatory concern is minimal because of Google's (GOOG) dominance.
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  • Feb. 12, 2010, 12:49 PM
    Research In Motion (RIMM +2.4%) is one of the market's few winners today, after RBC Capital upgrades based on valuation near historic lows that reflects largely downside scenarios. Microsoft (MSFT -0.5%) may need an acquisition to stay competitive in the smartphone game, and RIM has been eyed as a potential acquisition. Next week, Microsoft unveils its new Windows Phone, and even its own executives say it will "move the bar forward [but] not in an evolutionary way."
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  • Feb. 12, 2010, 10:41 AM
    Microsoft (MSFT) is banking on Monday's revamped Windows Phone software launch to try to right the ship after its growing market share in smartphones was knocked off course by the success of the iPhone (AAPL) and BlackBerry (RIMM).
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  • Feb. 12, 2010, 8:17 AM
    U.S. video game sales slid again in January, with NPD reporting a 13% drop from a year ago. Wii (NTDOY.PK) continues to lead console sales, with 466K units sold vs. 333K for Xbox 360 (MSFT) and 277K for PS3 (SNE). Nintendo's New Super Mario Bros, was the No. 1 software title, followed by Mass Effect 2 (ERTS).
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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