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  • Aug. 12, 2009, 11:16 AM
    Microsoft (MSFT +1.9%) and Nokia (NOK +0.8%) announce their wireless alliance to bring a mobile version of Microsoft Office to business smartphones and leave little doubt about the target - Research in Motion (RIMM +1.5%). Nokia's Robert Andersson: "This is giving some of our competitors - let's spell it out, RIM - a run for their money."
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  • Aug. 12, 2009, 10:38 AM
    A U.S. federal court orders Microsoft (MSFT) to pay more than $290M to Canadian software firm i4i Ltd for patent infringement. The ruling also enjoins Microsoft from selling any products that can open a .XML, .DOCX or .DOCM file containing custom XML.
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  • Aug. 12, 2009, 7:39 AM
    Following Google's (GOOG) recent entrance into the software market, Microsoft (MSFT) is expected to announce it's teaming up with Nokia (NOK) to make its Office suite of applications available on Nokia's phones.
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  • Aug. 10, 2009, 3:22 PM
    Sign of a cash-strapped consumer: The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office says it has 110 pending trademark requests that include the phrase "Cash for..." on its files, including "Ca$h for Tra$h," "Cash for Gas" and "Cash for Crude." Meanwhile Boaz Berkowitz explains how online shoppers can save mega bucks by using Bing (MSFT).
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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.
  • 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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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