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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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  • Jun. 10, 2009, 8:50 AM
    Google (GOOG) announces its Premier Apps suite, a new service aimed at stealing businesses away from Microsoft's (MSFT) dominant email and calendar services.
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  • Jun. 9, 2009, 5:27 PM
    Microsoft (MSFT) saw its U.S. search share jump to 11.1% from 9.1% in the week following the public release of Bing, comScore says. Tire kicking, or is Microsoft on to something?
  • Jun. 9, 2009, 3:40 PM
    S&P raises its rating on Microsoft (MSFT) to Buy from Hold, and sets a new price target of $26 vs. $22.
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  • Jun. 9, 2009, 3:35 PM
    Bing (MSFT) gets off to a good start in its first week, boosting its search engine market share to 11.1% from 9.1%.
  • Jun. 8, 2009, 5:06 PM
    Partial to Google's (GOOG) search results? Think Bing (MSFT) is a worthy competitor. Not so fast: How about a blind taste test?
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  • Jun. 8, 2009, 2:39 PM
    EU regulators send questionnaires to computer makers asking whether Microsoft (MSFT) pressured them to oppose an EU plan giving consumers a choice of internet browsers on new PCs. (previously)
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  • Jun. 4, 2009, 1:37 PM
    With big content providers like Microsoft (MSFT) rapidly moving away from third-party CDNs (content-delivery networks) to their own internal versions, Dan Rayburn worries how CDNs like Limelight Networks (LLNW) and Akamai Technologies (AKAM) will cope.
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  • Jun. 4, 2009, 11:50 AM
    An antitrust suit with a twist: Russia is launching a probe against Microsoft (MSFT) over its cutbacks in shipments of Windows XP, even as demand continued to exist. Next up: suing Volkswagen to bring back Beetle. Oh, wait, they did.
  • Jun. 3, 2009, 3:19 PM
    Steve Ballmer threatens Microsoft (MSFT) will move some employees offshore if Obama's plans to impose higher taxes on foreign profits pass. Ballmer estimates the proposed tax hikes could cut DJIA constituents' profits by 10-15 percentage points.
  • Jun. 3, 2009, 3:01 PM
    Dow leaders with one hour to go: WMT +1.4%. MSFT +0.6%. MCD +0.5%. Laggards: AA -4.8%. DD -4.3%. CAT -2.7%. BA -2.5%. CVX -2.3%. INTC -2.2%. UTX -2%.
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  • Jun. 3, 2009, 1:11 PM
    Carol Bartz downplays the possibility of a Yahoo (YHOO -4.4%) / Microsoft (MSFT +0.2%) search deal: It's "like me trying to buy Office." (Reuters)
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  • Jun. 3, 2009, 11:04 AM
    As Google (GOOG) pushes its Android mobile phone operating system onto computers, Microsoft (MSFT) is trying to extend its operating system to the rapidly growing set of consumer gadgets that includes media players, navigation systems, digital picture frames and digital TVs.
  • Jun. 3, 2009, 10:07 AM
    Dow leaders: WMT +0.8%. MSFT +0.6%.
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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