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Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)

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  • Jul. 29, 2009, 3:11 AM
    WSJ has more details of the 'imminent' Microsoft (MSFT) / Yahoo (YHOO) search partnership. Sources say Yahoo will use Microsoft's Bing search-engine technology on its own sites, including the Bing brand. Yahoo will continue to serve search text ads on its sites, and some of Microsoft's. Their thinking is that united, customers will be more open to defect from Google (GOOG).
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  • Jul. 27, 2009, 2:44 PM
    Deutsche Bank and other analysts say the Oct. 22 release of Windows 7 (MSFT -1.8%) could be the event that unleashes pent-up technology purchase demand. The bank's recent survey suggests 34% of CIOs plan to upgrade, and 75% of those plan related hardware revamping.
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  • Jul. 24, 2009, 4:49 PM
    John Dvorak thinks CADD (Corporate Attention Deficit Disorder) may mark Microsoft (MSFT -8.3%) as a company finally on the decline, with too little focus on its core competency of software. "What's shocking is that the cash cows, specifically the Windows operating system and the Office suite, have managed to finance all these idiotic efforts for so many years."
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  • Jul. 24, 2009, 2:38 PM
    Microsoft (MSFT) backs down from its EU antitrust fight, offering to include rival Web browsers in Windows, rather than no browser, as it had proposed a month ago. A "ballot screen" will let users pick a browser at setup.
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  • Jul. 24, 2009, 1:55 PM
    The Dow becomes the first index to break into positive territory for the day; now +0.1% at 9079.
    Dow leaders: AA +2.2%. MRK +2%. PFE +1.8%. JNJ +1.5%.
    Dow laggards: MSFT -8.9%. UTX -2.6%. KFT -1.1%. DV -0.9%. INTC -0.9%. BAC -0.9%. DIS -0.9%.
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  • Jul. 24, 2009, 12:01 PM
    Bill Gates reminisces about Microsoft (MSFT -8.2%) in 1979, staff size: 13.
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  • Jul. 24, 2009, 9:17 AM
    Futures have traded in a tight range, and are now flat. That likely means a lower open, due to the gap down after Microsoft's (MSFT) weak earnings last night. S&P is carrying a 3.8% gain into the week's final session. Dow futures flat at 8988. S&P -0.1% to 968. Nasdaq -0.4%.
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  • Jul. 24, 2009, 9:00 AM
    Premarket gainers: CIT +26%. CNW +8%. RSH +5%. STP +5%. IR +5%. SOL +5%. LDK +4%.
    Losers: MSFT -8%. WFR -7%. AXP -5%. COF -4%.
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  • Jul. 23, 2009, 5:40 PM
    Clusterstock is calling it: With Amazon (AMZN -6.8% AH) and Microsoft (MSFT -7.6% AH) tanking in late trading, no way that Nasdaq runs its streak to 13 tomorrow.
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  • Jul. 23, 2009, 4:13 PM
    Microsoft (MSFT): Q4 EPS of $0.34 misses by $0.02. Revenue of $13.1B (-17%) vs. $14.4B.  Results include deferral of $276M of revenue ($0.02 of EPS). Shares -6.9% AH. (PR)
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  • Jul. 23, 2009, 12:10 AM
    Notable earnings after Thursday's close: AMP, AMZN, AXP, BIDU, BLUD, BNI, BRCM, BUCY, CA, CAKE, CB, CENX, CNW, COF, COG, CPWR, DDR, DDUP, EMN, FII, INFA, JNPR, KLAC, LEG, MSFT, NFLX, PMCS, RFMD, RMBS, RVBD, SNV, SPWRA, STAR, TCO, WFR, WRE
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  • Jul. 18, 2009, 7:13 PM
    With the scent of a Yahoo (YHOO) / Microsoft (MSFT) search-ad deal wafting through the window, activist Yahoo shareholder Carl Icahn turns up the heat.
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  • Jul. 17, 2009, 2:06 PM
    In the wake of some ugly video-game industry numbers, Michael Comeau highlights why Sony (SNE) shareholders should be scared, including the Terminator-esque competition from cash-rich Microsoft (who came out better than most): "Microsoft (MSFT) isn’t afraid to lose money. It can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear."
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  • Jul. 17, 2009, 7:25 AM
    A Microsoft (MSFT) / Yahoo (YHOO) search-ad deal is 'down to the short strokes,' according to Kara Swisher at AllThingsD. Exact terms are unclear, but the deal revolves around Microsoft paying Yahoo "several billion dollars upfront" to take over its search-ad business, and guaranteeing certain payments back to Yahoo, while Yahoo would take the lead in selling display ads.
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  • Jul. 16, 2009, 3:16 PM
    GigaOm: For all the attention given to search leader Google (GOOG) and flashy revamped competitor Bing (MSFT), it's easy to forget Yahoo (YHOO +2.8%) still has an awful lot of No. 1 Web properties, including news, mail and sports. At 24/7 Wall Street, the rumor is a Microsoft-Yahoo deal is "imminent."
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  • Jul. 16, 2009, 12:49 PM
    Mozilla's Firefox browser is losing its edge, writes Walt Mossberg, which could be good news for Safari (AAPL), Chrome (GOOG) and Internet Explorer (MSFT).
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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