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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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  • 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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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