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  • Aug. 9, 2009, 1:10 PM
    Publicis (PUBGY.PK) to acquire Microsoft's (MSFT) ad agency Razorfish for $530M in stock ($231M) and cash ($299M). The price is about 1.5x Razorfish's 2008 sales of $380M. (PR (.pdf))
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  • Aug. 4, 2009, 6:36 PM
    More from the Yahoo-Microsoft SEC filing: Yahoo's (YHOO) revenue share rate of 88% could increase to 93% or drop to 83% in five years, depending on whether Microsoft (MSFT) terminates Yahoo's exclusivity for premium search advertising.
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  • Aug. 4, 2009, 6:22 PM
    Microsoft (MSFT) will hire at least 400 workers from Yahoo (YHOO) as part of the companies' search partnership. The news came in a regulatory filing, and depends on the deal passing antitrust regulators, likely not until early next year.
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  • Aug. 4, 2009, 3:11 PM
    Dow leaders: CAT +6%. BAC +2.9%. AA +1.7%. JPM +1.2%.
    Dow laggards: CSCO -1.2%. VZ -0.9%. UTX -0.9%. MRK -0.9%. MSFT -0.9%. CVX -0.7%.
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  • Aug. 4, 2009, 10:41 AM
    Dow leaders: CAT +4%KO +0.6%. BAC +0.4%. PFE +0.4%.
    Dow laggards: GE -1.7%. AXP -1.2%. AA -1%. CSCO -1%. VZ -1%. MSFT -1%.
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  • Aug. 3, 2009, 9:46 AM
    Bing (MSFT) picks up another 1% of online search marketshare. Combined with new search partner Yahoo (YHOO), Microsoft now commands 20.36% of the market. Google's (GOOG) share slipped to 77.54% from 78.48%.
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  • Jul. 31, 2009, 3:23 PM
    Om Malik catches up with Motorola (MOT) co-CEO Sanjay Jha. His takeaway: Google's (GOOG) mobile OS, Android, is making things very uncomfortable for Windows Mobile (MSFT).
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  • Jul. 31, 2009, 11:57 AM
    Henry Blodget explains just how Yahoo (YHOO) gets shafted in the Microsoft (MSFT) search deal.
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  • Jul. 30, 2009, 10:53 AM
    With all the recent buzz about Microsoft (MSFT +2.3%) (Windows 7, Bing, Xbox, and now Yahoo snafu), some think Steve Ballmer may have turned the corner. "Suddenly you don't feel like a moron for saying you use a Microsoft product."
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  • Jul. 29, 2009, 8:44 PM
    As critical opinion shifts against Yahoo (YHOO) for its Microsoft (MSFT) deal, Jared Newman steps up and offers a lonely defense based on ads and eyeballs. "For a cash-starved company that, let’s face it, had very little chance of beating Google, dropping the dead weight of search isn’t a horrible idea."
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  • Jul. 29, 2009, 8:02 PM
    Now that the Yahoo (YHOO) search will be running on pure Bing (MSFT), what happens to the engineers who aren't needed anymore? Well, there is one nearby start-up tweeting that its future is in search ...
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  • Jul. 29, 2009, 6:26 PM
    Bing! The Opinionator collects the reviews rolling in on MSFT-YHOO, and they're a bit one-sided. As one says: "Q. What do you get when you cross Yahoo with Microsoft? A. Microsoft."
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  • Jul. 29, 2009, 3:46 PM
    Barron's weighs in on the Microhoo deal's impact on Google (GOOG -1%): Little effect, and the search leader might even benefit from a bigger competitor that helps push advertisers to move budgets online. MSFT +1.3%; YHOO -12.6%.
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  • Jul. 29, 2009, 3:09 PM
    Dow leaders: T +1.2%. VZ +1.1%. UTX +1%. BAC +0.8%. MSFT +0.8%.
    Dow laggards: CAT -3.2%. GE -2.8%. DD -2.6%. CVX -2.5%. AA -2.3%.
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  • Jul. 29, 2009, 9:26 AM
    On the Yahoo (YHOO) / Microsoft (MSFT) search deal call, someone pops the question: "You moved from a deal that would generate a boatload of cash to a deal with a boatload of value. Why no upfront fee?" Bartz: "What was really important to Yahoo was that we had a deal that flowed successfully through our P&L. What we really wanted was a significant TAC rate. As far as we are concerned the boatload of cash is preserving our revenue line."
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  • Jul. 29, 2009, 7:57 AM
    Yahoo (YHOO) expects an annual earnings boost of $500M and capex savings of $200M upon full implementation. In a nod to her previous promise not to join hands with Microsoft (MSFT) unless "boatloads of money" changed hands, Yahoo chief Carol Bartz said today's deal brings "boatloads of value for Yahoo!, our users, and the industry." Premarket: YHOO -7.5%. MSFT flat.
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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