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Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)

  • Oct. 22, 2009, 9:35 AM
    In a surprise move, Microsoft (MSFT +0.3%) begins selling PCs and third-party software through its remade online store. Not clear how happy resellers will be with this move.
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  • Oct. 21, 2009, 2:58 PM
    Microsoft (MSFT) confirms deals that will include real-time Twitter and Facebook feeds on its Bing search engine - a first, in featuring data that Google (GOOG) doesn't have. The deal probably means several million dollars plus revenue sharing for the smaller services, which prompts Ryan Chittum to ask, if you can pay Twitter for tweets, why not pay the press for news?
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  • Oct. 21, 2009, 10:35 AM
    Dow leaders after one hour: DD +2.3%. AXP +2.1%. GE +1.7%. DIS +1.5%. MMM +1.5%. AA +1.5%. CSCO +1.2%. MSFT +1.1%.
    Laggards: PFE -1.1%. BA -0.8%.
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  • Oct. 20, 2009, 6:04 PM
    On Yahoo's (YHOO +5.5%) Q3 earnings call (live transcript), CFO Tim Morse explains why a proposed seach tie-up with Microsoft (MSFT) doesn't signal Yahoo's exit from search: Just like Dell PCs, HPs and Macs all use the same chips, but differ by the user experiences that vendors tack on - "It's the same for us in search: we'll innovate on top of the results that are provided to us by Microsoft."
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  • Oct. 20, 2009, 5:07 PM
    Yahoo's (YHOO) Q3 results aren't as important as Q4, when we finally get to see results of its branding work, Gartner's Allen Weiner says. "There's potentially a huge halo effect around Yahoo, around this branding. [And] we'll see if the search deal with Microsoft (MSFT) goes through." Today is "a very soft prelude," he says, but a good one.
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  • Oct. 20, 2009, 3:52 PM
    While Microsoft (MSFT) has begun emulating Apple (AAPL) in some notable ways - such as its planned retail stores (for which Apple was once mocked) - Apple has spent the past five years doing something positively Microsoftian: building a hoard of $20B in cash and marketable securities (see comparison chart).
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  • Oct. 20, 2009, 10:25 AM
    Dow leaders early on: CAT +3.3%. PFE +1.3%. PG +0.7%.
    Laggards: BA -3.9%. DD -2.5%. HD -2%. KO -1.9%. DIS -1.8%. GE -1.8%. XOM -0.9%. IBM -0.9%. MSFT -0.9%.
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  • Oct. 19, 2009, 5:23 PM
    Ad industry heavyweights urge the DOJ to fast-track approval of a Microsoft (MSFT) / Yahoo (YHOO) tie-up, saying the potential benefits for advertisers, marketing services agencies, Web site publishers and consumers are "too important to wait for." Meanwhile, Google (GOOG) has remained surprisingly circumspect, perhaps out of concern for alienating its customers.
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  • Oct. 19, 2009, 4:54 PM
    Don't count on Windows 7 (MSFT), due out Thursday, to lift chip stocks - notwithstanding Michael Dell's (DELL) promise that "you will love your PC again." The PC sector's biggest problem, Eric Savitz says, is that vendors have taken on massive inventory in anticipation of a Win 7 bounce, so anything less than stellar sales could trigger a return to a supply glut.
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  • Oct. 19, 2009, 1:19 PM
    Dow leaders: CAT +4.5%. AXP +2%. DIS +1.6%. JNJ +1.5%. PFE +1.4%. CVX +1.4%.
    Dow laggards: GE -1%. MSFT -0.6%. JPM -0.5%.
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  • Oct. 19, 2009, 10:00 AM
    Dow leaders early on: CAT +1.2%. WMT +0.8%. AXP +0.6%. Laggards: GE -1.1% BA -1%. JPM -1%. MSFT -0.9%.
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  • Oct. 19, 2009, 8:23 AM
    Microsoft (MSFT) and Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) will reportedly sign a memorandum of understanding to develop cloud computing applications.
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  • Oct. 16, 2009, 4:26 PM
    Microsoft's (MSFT) deal with Yahoo (YHOO) is hitting snags with European regulators, Steve Ballmer says, though it's chiefly jurisdictional issues. MSFT -0.5% AH.
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  • Oct. 15, 2009, 1:29 PM
    Dow leaders: MSFT +2.2%. CVX +1.2%. XOM +1%. MCD +0.9%. UTX +0.8%.
    Dow laggards: BAC -3%. BA -1.4%. TRV -1.4%. GE -1.3%. IBM -1.3%.
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  • Oct. 15, 2009, 10:53 AM
    Dow leaders early on: MRK +1.2%. MSFT +1%. MCD +0.9%. Laggards: BAC -2.7%. AXP -2.2%. GE -1.7%. CAT -1.6%. DD -1.5%. AA -1.4%. IBM -1.4%.
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  • Oct. 15, 2009, 10:52 AM
    Microsoft (MSFT) manages to recover most if not all of the lost Sidekick data. Great news for users, but the damage may be done for T-Mobile (DT). (previously)
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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