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  • Dec. 3, 2009, 11:09 AM
    After complaints from browser competitors - chiefly Opera Software - Microsoft (MSFT) and the EU have revised their antitrust settlement and expect to complete an agreement by Dec. 15. Under the pact, Windows users will see a "ballot screen" randomly listing the top five competitors to Internet Explorer.
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  • Dec. 2, 2009, 8:51 AM
    Sun Microsystems’ (JAVA) server sales continue to crater as it lies in limbo while regulators ponder a deal with Oracle. Sun's market share fell to 7.5% in Q2, down a full two points from a year ago (IDC's server tracker). Windows (MSFT) server sales were $4.5B (-12.8%), good for 43% of the pie; Linux revenue was $1.5B (-12.6%), giving it 14.8% of the market.
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  • Nov. 30, 2009, 2:26 PM
    Dana Blankenhorn at ZDNet can think of only one reason Larry Ellison (ORCL) is fighting so hard for MySQL (JAVA): to bury it. He explains Wall Street's aversion (with notable exceptions: GOOG, IBM, MSFT, RHT) to open source: "Wall Street has only one concept of value, namely something it can exploit, sell stock on, take fees on. Open source doesn't fit the mold, so Wall Street figures it's worthless."
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  • Nov. 27, 2009, 12:13 PM
    Still just weakness across Dow components: CAT -2.4%. AA -2.2%. BAC -2%. XOM -1.9%. GE -1.7%. MSFT -1.7%. HPQ -1.7%.
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  • Nov. 25, 2009, 1:30 PM
    Dow leaders: CAT +2.1%. DIS +1.5%. DD +1.4%. HD +1.1%. BA +1.1%.
    Dow laggards: KFT -1.5%. JPM -1.2%. BAC -0.8%. MSFT -0.6%. IBM -0.6%.
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  • Nov. 25, 2009, 10:50 AM
    Reflecting on the emerging News Corp. (NWS) / Microsoft (MSFT) / Google (GOOG) content/search war, The Economist wonders if Tim O'Reilly is right for dreading the war for the web: "A handful of well-funded and robust platforms locked in heated competition could be better for consumers and generate more innovation than Mr O'Reilly's vision of an internet made of many 'small pieces loosely joined'."
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  • Nov. 25, 2009, 10:31 AM
    Dow leaders after one hour: HD +1%. AA +0.9%. DIS +0.9%. PG +0.8%. DD +0.5%. AXP +0.5%. BA +0.5%.
    Laggards: KFT -1.1%. JPM -0.7%. MSFT -0.5%.
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  • Nov. 25, 2009, 8:10 AM
    Two more publishers say they may yank stories off Google's (GOOG) search engine and hand them exclusively to Microsoft's (MSFT) Bing, following Rupert Murdoch's (NWS) lead. MediaNews Group Inc., publisher of the Denver Post, plans to block Google when it starts charging readers for online content next year. And Morning News owner A.H. Belo (AHC) says it may start charging online subscription fees and block Google.
  • Nov. 24, 2009, 5:13 PM
    Microsoft (MSFT) promotes Peter Klein as its new CFO, to replace Chris Liddell, who is leaving the company at year's end. Shares -0.6% AH. (PR)
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  • Nov. 23, 2009, 2:31 PM
    Rupert Murdoch point/counterpoint: Murdoch's a fool for the threats to pull News Corp. (NWS) content from Google (GOOG) and sell it to Bing instead (MSFT): "We don't live in Murdoch's world anymore." Murdoch may be a genius if Bing's bling is enough; Google traffic is a fig leaf if it doesn't pull its weight in advertising dollars.
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  • Nov. 23, 2009, 8:56 AM
    Sources say News Corp. (NWS) and Microsoft (MSFT) have discussed a tie-up which would see News Corp. getting paid to remove its news websites from Google's (GOOG) search engine. Microsoft, which relaunched its search engine as Bing this year, has reportedly talked with other online publishers about a similar move, as it looks for ways to grab market share from Google.
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  • Nov. 19, 2009, 12:54 PM
    Microsoft (MSFT) says that Windows 7 has sold twice as well as previous operating systems during the same timeframe - not quite a month - including boxed versions as well as those preconfigured for PCs.
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  • Nov. 17, 2009, 4:55 PM
    ComScore's latest search rankings have Google (GOOG) and Microsoft (MSFT) gaining, and Yahoo (YHOO) slipping - again. Google grows to 65.4% from 64.9%; Bing goes to 9.9% from 9.4%; and Yahoo slips to 18% from 18.8%.
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  • Nov. 17, 2009, 3:11 PM
    Dow leaders: MSFT +1.9%. MRK +1.2%. VZ +0.9%. HPQ +0.9%. WMT +0.8%.
    Dow laggards: HD -2.9%. BAC -1.5%. MCD -1.4%. CAT -1.1%.
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  • Nov. 17, 2009, 1:22 PM
    Dow leaders: MSFT +1.5%. WMT +1%. MRK +0.8%. CSCO +0.8%. XOM +0.7%.
    Dow laggards: HD -3.4%. CAT -1.5%. MCD -1%. BAC -1%. AXP -0.9%.
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  • Nov. 17, 2009, 11:41 AM
    Intel (INTC) CFO Stacy Smith expects a recovery in corporate spending on PCs in the next 18 months, as "ingredients are being put in place" for a large-enterprise refresh cycle. The release of Windows 7 (MSFT) has had only a slight net positive impact so far, he said.
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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