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Microsoft reports first loss in 26 years


July 20th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 20 (IANS) US computing giant Microsoft has reported the first unprofitable quarter since it became a public company in 1986 after it wrote down the value of its ... Read more...

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Microsoft buys Yammer for $1.2 bn


June 26th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, June 26 (IANS) Microsoft has acquired business-focused social network Yammer for $1.2 billion."The acquisition underscores our commitment to deliver technology that businesses need and people love," said Steve ... Read more...

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Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer becomes part of Seattle group pushing for NBA arena


June 14th, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Microsoft’s Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer will apparently join the investment group that is currently pushing to build a new arena in Seattle and the acquisition ... Read more...

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Microsoft quarterly earnings top estimates


April 20th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, April 20 (IANS) Microsoft Thursday reported a modest revenue increase and profit decline in its quarterly earnings with numbers still topping analysts' estimates. For the quarter ending March ... Read more...

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Bizarre case of India versus the Internet (Comment)


January 29th, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
It isn't just one angry Indian against Google and Facebook. Internet freedom is on trial in India! The ham-handed, state-backed censorship of Salman Rushdie at the Jaipur Literary Festival earlier ... Read more...

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Microsoft acquires Skype for $8.5 bn


October 14th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Software giant Microsoft has bought Internet communications company Skype for $8.5 billion in its largest ever acquisition deal, Microsoft said Friday."Skype is a phenomenal product ... Read more...

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Microsoft bets big on cloud, more interactive technologies


May 26th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Microsoft is betting big on cloud computing and innovative software that makes devices more interactive and intelligent, the software major's chief executive Steve Ballmer said ... Read more...

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Windows 8 for PCs, tablets next year


May 24th, 2011 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 24 (IANS) Microsoft will ship Windows 8 for desktop computers and tablets next year and the updated Windows Phone 7 will have 500 new features.Microsoft CEO Steve ... Read more...

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Microsoft to acquire Skype for $8.5 billion


May 10th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by BNO News
REDMOND, WASHINGTON (BNO NEWS) -- Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday announced that it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Skype S.A. for $8.5 billion, after the boards of directors of both companies ... Read more...

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Will Microsoft buy BlackBerry to take on Apple?


May 6th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 6 (IANS) With its newly launched PlayBook tablet failing to make a splash and this week's bold announcements about updating its aging smart phones not enthusing investors, ... Read more...

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Microsoft raises employees pay to keep ‘top talent’ and stay ahead of competition


April 23rd, 2011 - 8:14 am ICT by ANI
Redmond (Washington State, US), Apr. 23 (ANI): Software technology giant Microsoft has announced that it has raised pay for employees to retain "top talent" in the fiercely competitive market for skilled technology ... Read more...

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Apple Buying Sony: A Rumor?


October 27th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Oct 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The latest tech rumor that is doing the rounds in the web is that Apple - the Cupertino based Technology giant is considering acquiring Sony, the ... Read more...

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Ray Ozzie Quitting Microsoft After 5 Years Of Joining


October 19th, 2010 - 7:57 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Oct 19, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Ray Ozzie who is considered as the successor of Bill Gates as the chief software architect in Microsoft is all set to bid adieu to the ... Read more...

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Microsoft launches Windows Phone 7 range


October 12th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 12 (IANS) Microsoft has unveiled a new range of smartphones to rival the phenomenal success of Apple's iPhone.The company wants its new operating system, Windows Phone 7 (WP7), to put ... Read more...

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Microsoft Slate Coming By Christmas This Year


October 6th, 2010 - 7:35 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Oct 6, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Redmond based technology giant Microsoft which has been trying for quite some time to gain a foothold in the smart phone and Internet tablet market is ... Read more...

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Microsoft to launch Windows Phone 7 next week


October 5th, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 5 (IANS) Microsoft is set to launch its first line of Windows Phone 7 products next week and announce which carriers and manufacturers will be making and selling handsets based ... Read more...

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Microsoft And HP Joining Hands To Combat iPad


July 23rd, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri July 23, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Ever since the Cupertino based technology giant which is also the arch rival of Microsoft released the Touchscreen internet tablet named iPad all the technology majors ... Read more...

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Microsoft unmoved by market value result


May 27th, 2010 - 9:12 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 27 (ANI): The Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer, on Thursday shrugged off being surpassed by a rival brand as the world's biggest technology firm in terms of ... Read more...

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Microsoft will focus on product line: Ballmer


May 27th, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Software giant Microsoft Corp will focus on developing its product line and plans to release revamped operating system for mobile phones by the year-end, Chief Executive Steve ... Read more...

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Microsoft and Ford team up on electric cars


April 1st, 2010 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 31 (DPA) Microsoft and Ford are to collaborate on the development of an electric car that will use Microsoft technology to streamline the battery-charging process, the companies announced Wednesday ... Read more...

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Chinese used ‘flaws’ in Microsoft explorer to hack Google


January 16th, 2010 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 16 (IANS) The Chinese managed to hack Google accounts of human activists and many businesses thanks to flaws in Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) browser, according to reports Friday. Google has ... Read more...

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White House seeks tips from Nooyi, corporate chiefs


January 14th, 2010 - 10:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) The White House has invited dozens of America's top executives, including Pepsico's India-born chief executive Indra K. Nooyi, on Thursday seeking tips on how the US ... Read more...

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Microsoft CES 2010 Held On Wednesday


January 7th, 2010 - 9:03 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri, Jan 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Microsoft's CES for the year 2010 has taken place on the 6th of January. Steve Ballmer was the one delivering the so-called 'annual opening keynote' ... Read more...

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HP Slate At CES 2010


January 7th, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The touch screen mania that has taken the cell phone industry by storm, seems to have touched the computer manufacturers as well. By the end of ... Read more...

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Microsoft-Yahoo deal faces tough scrutiny


July 30th, 2009 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 30 (IANS) Microsoft and Yahoo's blockbuster deal to form a 10-year partnership in Internet search and advertising is expected to face tough scrutiny with US authorities taking a ... Read more...

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Microsoft, Yahoo join forces to challenge Google (Third Lead, changing dateline)


July 29th, 2009 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 29 (IANS) Tech giants Microsoft and Yahoo reached a long-awaited partnership Wednesday in a bid to challenge Google, which holds a 65 percent market share in online search.Under ... Read more...

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Microsoft’s Bing search engine aims to rival Google


June 2nd, 2009 - 1:14 am ICT by IANS
San Francisco, June 1 (DPA) Microsoft stepped up its efforts to cut into the search dominance of Google, launching a public preview version of its widely praised Bing search site Monday. The site ... Read more...

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Microsoft unveils new Internet search engine


May 29th, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, May 29 (Xinhua) Microsoft has unveiled a new search engine named Bing, renewing its efforts to challenge the dominance of Google in the Internet search market. The company said the new ... Read more...

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Microsoft proceeds with layoff plans


May 6th, 2009 - 8:21 am ICT by IANS
San Francisco, May 6 (DPA) Microsoft has sent layoff notices to more than 3,000 workers, almost completing plans announced in January to fire some 5,000 workers, the company said Tuesday. Microsoft had already ... Read more...

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Yahoo to axe five percent of workforce


April 22nd, 2009 - 5:19 am ICT by IANS
San Francisco, April 22 (DPA) Internet portal Yahoo said Tuesday that it planned to cut five percent of its workforce as the company struggles with the economic downturn and the dominance of ... Read more...

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Senator wants US companies to fire foreign workers first (Repeating for all needing)


January 27th, 2009 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 27 (IANS) An influential senator has asked US companies to make efforts to fire foreign workers first while making lay-offs during the current economic downturn - a move that could ... Read more...

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Senator wants US companies to fire foreign workers first


January 27th, 2009 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 26 (IANS) An influential senator has asked US companies to make efforts to fire foreign workers first while making lay-offs during the current economic downturn - a move that could ... Read more...

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Microsoft rules out new takeover bid for Yahoo


November 20th, 2008 - 4:49 am ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Nov 20 (DPA) Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Wednesday ruled out a new takeover bid for troubled web portal Yahoo, but stressed that the software giant was still interested in partnering ... Read more...

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Yahoo shares plunge after another Microsoft rejection


November 8th, 2008 - 5:02 am ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Nov 8 (DPA) Shares of ailing internet pioneer Yahoo plunged more than 10 percent Friday after Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer reiterated that his company was not interested in reviving its ... Read more...

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‘Microsoft makes fresh move to break up Yahoo!’


July 2nd, 2008 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
New York, June 2 (IANS) Microsoft is making a new bid for Yahoo! search business and has sought partnership with at least two other media companies in a deal that would lead ... Read more...

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