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Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)

  • Jun. 4, 2009, 1:37 PM
    With big content providers like Microsoft (MSFT) rapidly moving away from third-party CDNs (content-delivery networks) to their own internal versions, Dan Rayburn worries how CDNs like Limelight Networks (LLNW) and Akamai Technologies (AKAM) will cope.
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  • Jun. 4, 2009, 11:50 AM
    An antitrust suit with a twist: Russia is launching a probe against Microsoft (MSFT) over its cutbacks in shipments of Windows XP, even as demand continued to exist. Next up: suing Volkswagen to bring back Beetle. Oh, wait, they did.
  • Jun. 3, 2009, 3:19 PM
    Steve Ballmer threatens Microsoft (MSFT) will move some employees offshore if Obama's plans to impose higher taxes on foreign profits pass. Ballmer estimates the proposed tax hikes could cut DJIA constituents' profits by 10-15 percentage points.
  • Jun. 3, 2009, 3:01 PM
    Dow leaders with one hour to go: WMT +1.4%. MSFT +0.6%. MCD +0.5%. Laggards: AA -4.8%. DD -4.3%. CAT -2.7%. BA -2.5%. CVX -2.3%. INTC -2.2%. UTX -2%.
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  • Jun. 3, 2009, 1:11 PM
    Carol Bartz downplays the possibility of a Yahoo (YHOO -4.4%) / Microsoft (MSFT +0.2%) search deal: It's "like me trying to buy Office." (Reuters)
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  • Jun. 3, 2009, 11:04 AM
    As Google (GOOG) pushes its Android mobile phone operating system onto computers, Microsoft (MSFT) is trying to extend its operating system to the rapidly growing set of consumer gadgets that includes media players, navigation systems, digital picture frames and digital TVs.
  • Jun. 3, 2009, 10:07 AM
    Dow leaders: WMT +0.8%. MSFT +0.6%.
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  • Jun. 3, 2009, 9:28 AM
    Microsoft (MSFT) says Windows 7 will be commercially available as of late October, earlier than scheduled and in time for the holiday shopping season.
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  • Jun. 3, 2009, 9:06 AM
    After testing Bing for two weeks, Walt Mossberg & Co. say Microsoft's (MSFT) new search engine "looks and feels more inviting than Google." Thomas Hawk, though, says Bing's not for him.
  • Jun. 2, 2009, 12:50 PM
    Microsoft's (MSFT -0.2%) spanking new Xbox 360 download store looks like bad news for GameStop (GME -6.6%).
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  • Jun. 2, 2009, 10:15 AM
    In a direct challenge to Microsoft's (MSFT) Windows, Google's (GOOG) Android will begin running on some Acer computers next quarter.
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  • Jun. 2, 2009, 10:10 AM
    Dow leaders: AA +2.5%. TRV +2.4%. MSFT +2.3%. BAC +1.7%. CSCO +1.7%.
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  • Jun. 1, 2009, 11:46 AM
    Sony (SNE) and Microsoft (MSFT) will launch new video game products this week to challenge Nintendo (NTDOY.PK) as its Wii sales slacken.
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  • May. 30, 2009, 4:13 PM
    EU regulators are pursuing a new round of sanctions against Microsoft (MSFT), and may force the software giant to include rival browsers in its Windows software in addition to its Internet Explorer.
  • May. 30, 2009, 10:10 AM
    Henry Blodget blasts Microsoft (MSFT) CEO Steve Ballmer, says MSFT needs to 'face reality.'
  • May. 29, 2009, 8:00 AM
    How much will Microsoft (MSFT) spend to promote the new Bing! search brand? 'Lots,' says CEO Steve Ballmer. “When I approved the budget, I gulped, and a gulp in a $60 billion company, well, that’s a big gulp.”
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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