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  • Jan. 5, 2010, 5:37 PM
    With the wraps off the Google (GOOG -0.4%) phone, Walt Mossberg weighs in, calling it the "bold new face in super-smartphones." Aside from the multiple comparisons of its hardware to the iPhone (AAPL), Dan Frommer says the real difference is how Google flips the purchasing model: phone first, then carriers compete for you, the customer. Paul Kedrosky: Android vs. iPhone echoes Microsoft's (MSFT) earlier battle with Apple on the desktop.
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  • Jan. 5, 2010, 7:42 AM
    Kia Motors America is teaming up with Microsoft (MSFT) on a hands-free voice control system for its cars. Kia's system, called UVO, will be the first direct competition for Ford's (F) Sync, which is also based on Microsoft technology.
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  • Jan. 4, 2010, 9:44 AM
    Move over, netbooks. Smartbooks, combining smartphones and netbooks into an even smaller laptop, debut this week and threaten to eat into netbook territory, spelling bad news for companies like Intel (INTC) and Microsoft (MSFT).
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  • Jan. 2, 2010, 6:49 PM
    Just 16 months after its debut, Google's (GOOG) Chrome leapfrog's Apple's (AAPL) Safari to become the world's No. 3 browser. Meanwhile, Microsoft's (MSFT) IE is bleeding share at an alarming rate.
  • Dec. 30, 2009, 3:18 PM
    Dow leaders: AA +1.6%. TRV +0.7%. INTC +0.6%. HPQ +0.4%. IBM +0.4%.
    Dow laggards: MSFT -1.8%. MCD -1.2%. HD -0.8%. GE -0.8%. BAC -0.7%.
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  • Dec. 30, 2009, 10:33 AM
    Dow leaders after one hour: TRV +0.5%. T +0.5%. AA +0.5%.
    Laggards: AXP -0.8%. MSFT -0.8%. GE -0.7%. DIS -0.6%. MCD -0.5%. BAC -0.5%.
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  • Dec. 29, 2009, 2:10 PM
    Dow leaders: DIS +1.6%. MMM +0.9%. PG +0.8%. DD +0.7%. MSFT +0.7%.
    Dow laggards: BAC -0.9%. CVX -0.5%. CAT -0.4%. AA -0.3%. XOM -0.3%.
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  • Dec. 29, 2009, 12:04 PM
    Summing up and looking ahead for Google (GOOG): A year where the worst thing you can say is that revenue growth stalled in the first quarter isn't too bad. And then, 2010: the year when Google and Microsoft (MSFT) roll up their sleeves and really go to war.
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  • Dec. 29, 2009, 10:31 AM
    Early Dow leaders: DIS +1.2%. MMM +1%. DD +0.9%. AA +0.75%. PG +0.7%. MSFT +0.7%. JNJ +0.7%.
    Laggards: AXP -0.6%. HPQ -0.4%.
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  • Dec. 22, 2009, 12:41 PM
    Microsoft (MSFT) loses an appeal to overturn a $200M patent-infringement ruling (since increased to $290M) over a feature in the company's Word software. Toronto-based I4i prevailed regarding an add-on feature that Microsoft argued was "obscure" and too difficult to quickly remove from Word.
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  • Dec. 22, 2009, 10:30 AM
    Dow leaders early on: DD +1.7%. BA +1.6%. HD +1.3%. MSFT +1.2%. XOM +0.9%. HPQ +0.9%.
    Laggards: AA -0.8%. AXP -0.7%.
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  • Dec. 21, 2009, 10:52 AM
    GM names Microsoft's (MSFT) Chris Liddell as its new CFO. (Bloomberg) Liddell is set to leave MSFT at year-end.
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  • Dec. 21, 2009, 10:40 AM
    Sources say recent deals with Microsoft (MSFT) and Google (GOOG) will net Twitter $25M, and reportedly push the site into the green. Biz Stone had little to say: "We're thrilled about the partnerships we've formed this year and we're looking forward to opening Twitter even more in the future."
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  • Dec. 21, 2009, 8:52 AM
    Yelp reportedly shuns an all-but-signed deal to be acquired by Google (GOOG) for about $550M, indicating it plans to stay independent. TechCrunch, which broke both the sale story and its subsequent collapse, believes a large player (AAPL, MSFT...) offered Yelp a strategic partnership that gave the local business review website the confidence to say no.
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  • Dec. 19, 2009, 2:24 PM
    Sources say Google (GOOG) is in late-stage talks to acquire DocVerse, a developer of real-time collaboration around Microsoft Office (MSFT) documents, for about $25M. In effect, Microsoft is trying to counter Google Docs with Office 10's collaborative features, and Google is countering that with the acquisition of DocVerse.
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  • Dec. 18, 2009, 1:32 PM
    Dow leaders: INTC +3.1%. HPQ +1.8%. MSFT +1.5%. JPM +1.4%. BAC +1.4%.
    Dow laggards: BA -2%. PG -1.1%. CAT -0.6%. TRV -0.5%. AXP -0.5%.
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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