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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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  • Nov. 17, 2009, 10:35 AM
    Dow leaders after one hour: MSFT +1.4%. WMT +0.75%. XOM +0.6%. MMM +0.5%.
    Laggards: HD -3.6%. AA -1.3%. AXP -1.2%. CAT -1.2%. BAC -1.1%. BA -0.9%.
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  • Nov. 16, 2009, 2:26 PM
    Dow leaders: AA +4%. AXP +3.6%. CAT +3.5%. BA +3.5%. GE +3.1%.
    Dow laggards: TRV -0.4%. WMT -0.1%. MSFT -0.1%.
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  • Nov. 13, 2009, 7:40 AM
    The only game console to tick higher in October was the Wii (NTDOY), with 507K units sold vs. 463K in September. PS3 (SNE) dropped to 321K from 492K in September after a price cut. Xbox 360 (MSFT) declined to 250K from 353K. Top title was Sony's "Uncharted 2: Among Thieves" at 537K, followed by Nintendo's "Wii Fit Plus" at 441K. (MW)
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  • Nov. 12, 2009, 1:37 PM
    Dow leaders: MSFT +0.8%. WMT +0.7%. PFE +0.6%. JNJ +0.6%.
    Dow laggards: CSCO -2.3%. CAT -2.1%. TRV -1.6%. AA -1.3%. JPM -1.3%.
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  • Nov. 12, 2009, 10:32 AM
    Dow leaders after one hour: HD +1.2%. PFE +0.9%. WMT +0.8%. MSFT +0.8%.
    Laggards: CSCO -1.7%. TRV -0.9%. CAT -0.9%. MCD -0.6%.
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  • Nov. 12, 2009, 9:26 AM
    Microsoft (MSFT) boots as many as 1M players from its Xbox Live gaming service on suspicions they modified their consoles to play illegally downloaded games. The move comes amid this week's release of "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2" (ATVI), the most highly-anticipated Xbox game of the year. It's not clear how Microsoft detected the Xbox rigging.
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  • Nov. 11, 2009, 1:24 PM
    Experian Hitwise says Bing's (MSFT) search market share increased 7% in October, at the expense of rivals Google (GOOG) and Yahoo (YHOO), whose market shares fell 1% each. Google's share now stands at 70.6%, to Yahoo's 16.1%, Bing's 9.6% and Ask.com's 2.6%.
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  • Nov. 10, 2009, 7:58 AM
    Yahoo (YHOO) chief Carol Bartz says the company is done with cost-cutting, and is now looking to hire. Bartz told CNBC Q4 is indicating growth, and added she expects regulatory approval for the search-ad deal with Microsoft (MSFT) in Q1.
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  • Nov. 5, 2009, 10:30 AM
    All 30 Dow components are in positive territory. Leaders: DD +2.6%. DIS +2.6%. AA +2.2%. MSFT +2%. CAT +1.9%. HD +1.9%. CSCO +1.9%. AXP +1.8%. UTX +1.8%.
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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