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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).
  • 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.
  • 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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  • 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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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