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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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  • 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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Company Description
Microsoft Corp is engaged in designing, manufacturing, selling devices, and online advertising.Its products include operating systems for computing devices, servers, phones and other devices.
Sector: Technology
Country: United States