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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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  • Dec. 18, 2009, 10:13 AM
    Dow leaders early on: HPQ +1.5%. MSFT +1.5%. INTC +1.3%. T +1.2%.
    Dow laggards: BA -1.1%. PG -0.7%. WMT -0.4%. JNJ -0.3%. AXP -0.3%.
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  • Dec. 16, 2009, 11:09 AM
    Microsoft's (MSFT) settlement with the EC, which will allow Windows users to choose among 12 web browsers, goes much further than the inconsequential deal Microsoft struck with the U.S. earlier this decade. But it leaves one wondering whether it was worth the trouble.
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  • 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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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