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  • Aug. 19, 2009, 7:36 AM
    Microsoft (MSFT) files to stay an injunction that could bar it from selling recent versions of its Word software because of patent infringement. If the injunction is upheld, MSFT will also have to adjust a major software upgrade due to launch next year.
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  • Aug. 18, 2009, 9:39 AM
    For the second month in a row, Bing (MSFT) gains market share, rising to 8.9% from 8.4% in June. Not much of a bump after a major ad blitz, but then again, still plenty of potential search converts out there. Google (GOOG) dips to 64.7% from 65%. Yahoo (YHOO) at 19.3% vs. 19.6% in June.
  • Aug. 16, 2009, 4:59 AM
    Barron's handpicks twelve high-quality stocks that could rally 20% in the next year, including Microsoft (MSFT), Exxon Mobil (XOM) and Novartis (NVS).
  • Aug. 14, 2009, 10:45 AM
    U.S. videogame industry revenue fell more than expected in July led by a sharp drop in console sales. Sales fell 29% to $848M, the fifth straight double-digit drop and nearly twice the -15% analysts predicted. Microsoft's (MSFT) Xbox 360, up 10%, was the lone gainer among consoles, though that too was short of consensus.
  • Aug. 13, 2009, 11:08 AM
    Not all that different than the iPod Touch, at a substantially lower price, could Microsoft's (MSFT) just-announced Zune HD give Apple (AAPL) a run for its money?
  • Aug. 12, 2009, 5:36 PM
    A look at brand valuations of companies like Google (GOOG), Microsoft (MSFT), Blackberry (RIMM) and Amazon (AMZN) and where they might be in the future.
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  • Aug. 12, 2009, 12:44 PM
    The Wall Street Journal reports Pequot Capital and founder Art Samberg have received Wells Notices (letters advising of possible civil charges) from the SEC related to trading in Microsoft (MSFT).
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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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Company Description
Microsoft Corp is engaged in designing, manufacturing, selling devices, and online advertising.Its products include operating systems for computing devices, servers, phones and other devices.
Sector: Technology
Country: United States