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Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)

  • Jun. 22, 2009, 8:12 AM
    In an effort to boost its ad business by expanding beyond PCs, Microsoft (MSFT) signs a deal with Global Hyatt Corp. to put hotel ads on Verizon Wireless (VZ) phones.
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  • Jun. 21, 2009, 5:55 AM
    New CEO Carol Bartz could be Yahoo's (YHOO) last, best hope, writes Barron's Mark Veverka, and whether the company sells itself to Microsoft (MSFT) or not, investors are set to win.
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  • Jun. 19, 2009, 2:56 PM
    "In our industry, the No. 1 mistake that people make is that they quit too early." Steve Ballmer (MSFT) says he's willing to spend 5-10% of his company's operating income over the next five years to improve its search. Umm... that's more than $10B. Google (GOOG) may indeed have reason to be worried. Blodget: Ballmer is bonkers.
  • Jun. 19, 2009, 10:06 AM
    Dow leaders early on: AA +3.4%. MSFT +3.1%. MRK 2.6%. PFE +2.2%. INTC +1.4%. HPQ +1.4%. Laggards: DD -0.6%. IBM -0.6%. WMT -0.4%.
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  • Jun. 19, 2009, 8:32 AM
    Goldman adds Microsoft (MSFT) to its Conviction Buy list, raising target by $4 to $29. Firm says MSFT's "new product pipeline, combined with a modest rebound in information technology spending, should buoy top-line growth." Shares +2% premarket. (CNBC)
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  • Jun. 18, 2009, 5:16 PM
    Google's (GOOG) first line of defense against Bing (MSFT) may be to do a better job of showing people what its search engine can already do.
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  • Jun. 18, 2009, 9:59 AM
    Dow laggards: GE -4.6%. CAT -2.2%. HD -1.1%. MSFT -0.9%.
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  • Jun. 18, 2009, 7:36 AM
    General Electric (GE) says it will use Microsoft (MSFT) technology to sell commercial time on its TV networks, an area in which eBay (EBAY) and Google (GOOG) have also tried to find traction.
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  • Jun. 18, 2009, 7:30 AM
    Microsoft (MSFT) takes issue with Google's (GOOG) new Apps Sync software, arguing it disables the search capabilities of MSFT's Outlook email program. Google admits there's an issue with the software but disputes the severity of the problem.
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  • Jun. 17, 2009, 2:18 PM
    Soapbox (MSFT) is no YouTube (GOOG). Microsoft plans to scale back the site and won't rule out shutting down the project altogether.
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  • Jun. 17, 2009, 11:28 AM
    Microsoft's (MSFT) Bing momentum continues through week-two since the launch, with U.S. search penetration up 0.9 percentage points to 16.7% - from 13.7% pre-Bing. Its share of search result pages also climbed 0.9 points to 12.1%, vs. 9.1% two weeks ago. (comScore) Meanwhile, shares of MSFT are +12.2% since June 1.
  • Jun. 16, 2009, 2:27 PM
    Minyanville's Scott Reeves wonders what happens to Yahoo (YHOO) if Microsoft's (MSFT) Bing is all that it's hyped up to be. "If Bing can compete with Google (GOOG), does Microsoft need Yahoo?"
  • Jun. 16, 2009, 10:03 AM
    Dow leaders: AA +2.5%. CAT +2.3%. MSFT +2.0%. IBM +1.1%. BA +0.9%.
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  • Jun. 15, 2009, 8:56 AM
    Google (GOOG) co-founder Sergey Brin is so rattled by the launch of Bing, Microsoft's (MSFT) rival search engine, that he's personally leading a team of top engineers working on urgent updates to Google's search algorithm.
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  • Jun. 12, 2009, 8:34 AM
    Facing antitrust concerns in Europe, Microsoft (MSFT) will release its new operating system in the region without Internet Explorer. The decision surprised EU regulators, who noted "rather than more choice, Microsoft seems to have chosen to provide less."
  • Jun. 11, 2009, 3:02 PM
    Microsoft (MSFT) chooses to discontinue Microsoft Money, making the personal finance program one of the more high-profile victims of Microsoft's latest round of cost-cutting.
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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