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Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)

  • Dec. 16, 2009, 10:30 AM
    Dow leaders after one hour: AA -2.4%. DD +1.6%. KFT +1.2%. AXP +1.2%. BAC +1.1%. MSFT +1%. HPQ +0.9%. CVX +0.8%.
    Laggards: INTC -1.9%. BA -1.3%.
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  • Dec. 16, 2009, 5:56 AM
    EC formally ends Microsoft antitrust case, accepting Microsoft's (MSFT) commitments to give users their choice of web browsers.
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  • Dec. 15, 2009, 9:22 AM
    After (GOOG) announces it is challenging as king of the short URL, fires back, saying it will begin creating custom URLs for partners including Bing (MSFT), New York Times (NYT), HuffPo, and WSJ (NWS). (via)
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  • Dec. 9, 2009, 2:09 PM
    Google's (GOOG) share of online search increased in November to 71.6% from 70.6%, according to Experian Hitwise. The gains came at the expense of Yahoo (YHOO), slipping to 15.4% to 16.1%, and Bing (MSFT), which dropped to 9.3% from 9.6%.
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  • Dec. 9, 2009, 8:46 AM
    Microsoft (MSFT) and SAP will appear before EU regulators tomorrow to air their views on Oracle's (ORCL) plan to buy Sun Microsystems (JAVA) for $7B, sources say. The EC objected to the hook-up, saying the combination of Sun's MySQL database product and Oracle's products could squeeze competition in the database market, and is set to rule on the merger by Jan. 27.
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  • Dec. 7, 2009, 1:54 PM
    Dow leaders: VZ +2.5%. T +2.3%. AA +1.9%. BA +1.8%. AXP +1.2%.
    Dow laggards: PFE -1.2%. CAT -0.8%. BAC -0.6%. MSFT -0.4%.
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  • Dec. 4, 2009, 5:36 PM
    After a delay in October to "nail down" a few aspects, Yahoo (YHOO) and Microsoft (MSFT) announce they've made their search and ad deal final, and that after Justice Department reviews, they expect it to close early next year.
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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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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