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  • Jul. 13, 2009, 1:08 PM
    Microsoft (MSFT) is shopping its digital ad agency Razorfish around to major ad agency players. Microsoft hopes to make any deal conditional on the winning bidder using its digital ad services, and/or buying space on Bing and other Microsoft sites.
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  • Jul. 13, 2009, 11:10 AM
    Microsoft's (MSFT) online version of Office 2010, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote, will be free, but by invitation only, for now.
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  • Jul. 13, 2009, 10:37 AM
    Microsoft (MSFT) to launch its own streaming music service later this month, which will offer ad-supplemented free streaming with an option for downloads and a premium service, similar to Spotify. Microsoft's Peter Bale thinks the company can bring "scale and a quality of product" to the music streaming scene, despite the heavy competition.
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  • Jul. 13, 2009, 10:29 AM
    Six in 10 companies say they'll forgo Windows 7 (MSFT), despite some strong reviews. Chief among companies' reasons not to deploy: a lack of time and resources, and concerns over compatibility.
  • Jul. 13, 2009, 7:23 AM
    Microsoft (MSFT) is set to move forward this week with online versions of some of its key software, including plans for a 'cloud' operating system, while Google (GOOG) continues its push to bring its internet platform to PCs.
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  • Jul. 9, 2009, 5:51 PM
    Ryan Avent warns Google (GOOG) to step lightly when considering drawing on its app integration to boost the Chrome OS; Microsoft (MSFT) courted antitrust trouble by leveraging its OS dominance for the benefit of Internet Explorer and other apps. (Previously: I, II, III)
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  • Jul. 9, 2009, 1:17 PM
    Why did Google (GOOG +2.6%) go ahead and give shape to longstanding expectations it would make its own operating system? Because Microsoft (MSFT) has a mystery announcement coming Monday.
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  • Jul. 8, 2009, 12:54 PM
    In the brewing OS battle between tech titans Microsoft (MSFT -2%) and Google (GOOG +1%), The Economist says we're the only clear winner: "The epic fight between the two giants promises to speed up innovation. And that is what the IT industry needs to overcome the recession."
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  • Jul. 8, 2009, 10:50 AM
    From Technologizer: Eleven questions and answers about Google’s Chrome OS. Currently, GOOG is +1.8% and MSFT is -1%.
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  • Jul. 8, 2009, 9:55 AM
    Dow leaders: AA +3%. DD +1.7%. JPM +1.3%. HD +1.3%. WMT +1.2%.
    Dow laggards: GE -1.4%. VZ -1.2%. MSFT -1.2%. T -1.2%.
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  • Jul. 8, 2009, 9:25 AM
    Premarket: GOOG +0.95%, MSFT -0.8%. Henry Blodget hopes Google is more serious about Chrome OS than it was about Chrome.
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  • Jul. 8, 2009, 4:05 AM
    Google (GOOG) lobs a grenade at Microsoft (MSFT) (and Apple), announcing on its blog it has begun development of an open-source OS based on Chrome. Initial reactions range from euphoria to extreme skepticism.
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  • Jul. 2, 2009, 10:04 AM
    Dow laggards: AA -4.1%. UTX -3.8%. MSFT -3.2%. DD -3.2%. MRK -3%.
    Dow leaders: none.
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  • Jul. 1, 2009, 10:57 AM
    Thirteen music companies sue Yahoo (YHOO), Microsoft (MSFT) and Real Networks (RNWK) for copyright infringement, claiming their online music stores (Yahoo Music, Zune store, and Rhapsody) are illegally selling copyrighted music. How, you ask? The suit alleges the trio licensed the recordings, but not the compositions.
  • Jul. 1, 2009, 9:55 AM
    Microsoft's (MSFT) Bing grabs 8.23% of U.S. web searches in June, up from 7.81% in May and 7.21% in April. Google's (GOOG) share dipped to 78.48% from 78.72%.
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  • Jun. 30, 2009, 10:08 AM
    Dow leaders: BAC +1.7%. MSFT +1.4%. MCD +1.3%. INTC +1.2%. BA +1.1%.
    Dow laggards: CAT -1.5%. VZ -0.7%.
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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