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Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)

  • Sep. 4, 2009, 9:40 AM
    Microsoft (MSFT +0.3%) wins a delay on a court order that would have required it to change its Word program immediately or halt sales. The order won't take effect until an appeal of the underlying patent case is resolved, with oral arguments scheduled for Sept. 23.
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  • Aug. 31, 2009, 1:39 PM
    The global search market is still all about Google (GOOG), whose searches grew 58% in July to 76.7 billion. Google's global market share is 68% - a giant lead against No. 2 Yahoo (YHOO) at 7.8% and China's Baidu (BIDU) at 7%. Bing (MSFT) searches were fourth but grew 41% for the month.
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  • Aug. 28, 2009, 1:29 PM
    Dow leaders: INTC +4.4%. AA +1.1%. AXP +0.7%. TRV +0.5%. MSFT +0.4%. HD +0.3%.
    Dow laggards: MRK -1.7%. MCD -1.4%. JPM -1.3%. BA -1.2%. XOM -1.1%. UTX -0.9%.
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  • Aug. 27, 2009, 8:00 AM
    Microsoft (MSFT) cuts the price of its high-end Xbox 360 by $100, following a similar move by Sony (SNE). Nintendo's (NTDOY.PK) Wii is now the only console that hasn't yet had a price cut ahead of the holiday shopping season.
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  • Aug. 25, 2009, 1:02 PM
    Dow leaders: BA +2.9%. BAC +2.2%. HD +2.2%. INTC +1.9%. JPM +1.8%. UTX +1.8%.
    Dow laggards: KO -0.7%. CSCO -0.2%. AXP -0.2%. MSFT flat.
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  • Aug. 24, 2009, 12:57 PM
    Nintendo (NTDOY.PK) resolves a trade fight that could have become a Wii problem: a U.S. import ban on the console. The patent-infringement settlement removes a threat that could have affected the company's top sales position over the Xbox 360 (MSFT) and PlayStation 3 (SNE).
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  • Aug. 21, 2009, 3:06 PM
    Dow leaders: CAT +3.6%. MRK +3.6%. DIS +3.4%. HD +2.9%. MSFT +2.8%. GE +2.8%.
    Dow laggards: WMT -0.6%. MCD +0.1%.
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  • Aug. 21, 2009, 8:26 AM
    Microsoft (MSFT), Yahoo (YHOO) and Amazon (AMZN) join a coalition taking aim at Google's (GOOG) book publishing settlement, arguing the settlement gives Google an unfair copyright immunity in digital books that other companies will find difficult to match.
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  • Aug. 19, 2009, 1:52 PM
    Apple (AAPL), Cisco (CSCO), Microsoft (MSFT) and Intel (INTC) prevail in a ruling that limits patent damages for products shipped outside the U.S. The court opinion originally concerned a 1996 dispute between Boston Scientific and St. Jude over implantable defibrillators, but has broader tech implications.
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  • Aug. 19, 2009, 7:36 AM
    Microsoft (MSFT) files to stay an injunction that could bar it from selling recent versions of its Word software because of patent infringement. If the injunction is upheld, MSFT will also have to adjust a major software upgrade due to launch next year.
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  • Aug. 18, 2009, 9:39 AM
    For the second month in a row, Bing (MSFT) gains market share, rising to 8.9% from 8.4% in June. Not much of a bump after a major ad blitz, but then again, still plenty of potential search converts out there. Google (GOOG) dips to 64.7% from 65%. Yahoo (YHOO) at 19.3% vs. 19.6% in June.
  • Aug. 16, 2009, 4:59 AM
    Barron's handpicks twelve high-quality stocks that could rally 20% in the next year, including Microsoft (MSFT), Exxon Mobil (XOM) and Novartis (NVS).
  • Aug. 14, 2009, 10:45 AM
    U.S. videogame industry revenue fell more than expected in July led by a sharp drop in console sales. Sales fell 29% to $848M, the fifth straight double-digit drop and nearly twice the -15% analysts predicted. Microsoft's (MSFT) Xbox 360, up 10%, was the lone gainer among consoles, though that too was short of consensus.
  • Aug. 13, 2009, 11:08 AM
    Not all that different than the iPod Touch, at a substantially lower price, could Microsoft's (MSFT) just-announced Zune HD give Apple (AAPL) a run for its money?
  • Aug. 12, 2009, 5:36 PM
    A look at brand valuations of companies like Google (GOOG), Microsoft (MSFT), Blackberry (RIMM) and Amazon (AMZN) and where they might be in the future.
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  • Aug. 12, 2009, 12:44 PM
    The Wall Street Journal reports Pequot Capital and founder Art Samberg have received Wells Notices (letters advising of possible civil charges) from the SEC related to trading in Microsoft (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