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Yahoo CEO to Microsoft: Make us another offer (AP)

SAN FRANCISCO – Now that a pivotal advertising partnership with Google is off the table, Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang is ready return to the bargaining table with Microsoft if the world’s largest software maker remains interested in buying his embattled Internet company. “To this day, I believe the best thing for Microsoft to do is […]

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Windows Live team confirms Win7 to replace applets with services

Back in March, I heard Microsoft was going to replace some of the applications it traditionally has bundled with Windows subsystems  with Windows Live services in Windows 7. No one on the Windows team would confirm my tip. But on September 22, the Windows Live team admitted — not to me, but to News.com’s Ina […]

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Microsoft Calls Firefox Competitor To Windows

The report shows that Microsoft is aware of its own important balancing act as the company strives to maintain its relevance and dominance in the services era. Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) always paints a picture of the competitive landscape in when it files its annual 10-K report to the Securities and Exchange Commission. In a sign […]

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Microsoft redesigns Live.com

Redesign might give Live.com’s home page more aesthetic appeal, but it doesn’t address the problem of Microsoft’s confusing online branding. A redesign of the Live.com home page may not be quite what analysts had in mind last week when they asked Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer about how the software giant plans to streamline its online presence […]

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Report: Microsoft prepares for end of Windows with Midori

With the Internet increasingly taking on the role of the PC operating system and the growing prevalence of virtualization technologies, there likely will be a day when the Windows client OS as it has been developed for the past 20-odd years becomes obsolete. According to published reports, Microsoft Corp. seems to be preparing for that […]

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Microsoft Seeks an Ad Friend in Facebook

By BRAD STONE and MIGUEL HELFT   Published: July 25, 2008 MICROSOFT has tried various tactics to expand its share of the lucrative online search business.   David Hecker/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Steven A. Ballmer, chief of Microsoft, which has a deal with Facebook. It recently failed in its pursuit of Yahoo. It is […]

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Microsoft defends its big online gamble

CEO says losses are a small risk By TODD BISHOP P-I REPORTER Microsoft Corp. sought to persuade skeptical investors Thursday that spending on its unprofitable Internet business will be a worthwhile bet in the long run. In a potential boost for that business, the company said it will be expanding its relationship with Facebook. The […]

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blinkx Partners With MSN UK to Enhance Video Search Results

Agreement Will Make blinkx Video Index Available Through Microsoft Live Search in the UK Last update: 3:00 a.m. EDT July 16, 2008 SAN FRANCISCO, Jul 16, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) — blinkx, the world’s largest and most advanced video search engine, today announced a partnership with MSN UK to make premium content within the blinkx Video […]

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