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Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)

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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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  • Jul. 15, 2009, 1:35 PM
    Google's (GOOG) search function is free, as is Microsoft's (MSFT) new online Office software and many of Apple's (AAPL) iPhone apps. But going "free" could come back to haunt the tech sector much as it's currently hurting the news industry.
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  • Jul. 15, 2009, 12:21 PM
    In the first month of data since Microsoft (MSFT) launched Bing, impact was modest. Google's (GOOG) U.S. search share was unchanged at 65%; Yahoo (YHOO) fell to 19.6% from 20.1%; and Microsoft rose to 8.4% from 8% in May, but is still down from 9.2% a year ago.
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  • Jul. 14, 2009, 1:48 PM
    Dow leaders: HD +2%. DIS +1.8%. INTC +1.1%. GE +1%.
    Dow laggards: T -1.7%. VZ -0.7%. AA -0.5%. IBM -0.5%. BAC -0.5%. MSFT -0.5%.
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  • Jul. 14, 2009, 11:20 AM
    Kudos to Microsoft (MSFT) for Bing's early buzz, but the question now becomes, can it keep up the momentum? Bing needs to triple its audience just to catch Yahoo (YHOO), and grow eightfold to tie Google (GOOG), which accounts for 65% of U.S. searches.
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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