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|81:|| Microsoft To Acquire Skype For $8.5 Billion|
Microsoft Corp. and Skype Global S.a r.l today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire Skype, the leading Internet communications company, for $8.5 billion in cash from the investor group led by Silver Lake. The agreement has been approved by the boards of directors of both Microsoft and Skype.
|May 10, 2011|
|82:|| Microsoft Reports Q3 With 13pct Increase|
Microsoft Corp. today announced third-quarter revenue of $16.43 billion for the quarter ended Mar. 31, 2011, a 13% increase from the same period of the prior year. Operating income, net income, and diluted earnings per share for the quarter were $5.71 billion, $5.23 billion, and $0.61 per share, which represented increases of 10%, 31%, and 36%, respectively, when compared with the prior year period.
|Apr 29, 2011|
|83:|| Microsoft Announces New Leader For Advertising and Online Business, Frank Holland|
Microsoft Corp. today announced that Frank Holland, corporate vice president, has been selected to lead Microsoft's global advertising sales business, the Advertising and Online organization. Given the strategic importance of advertising sales to Microsoft, and the company's deep commitments to our advertising customers and partners, Holland and the business will report directly to Kevin Turner, chief operating officer.
|Apr 22, 2011|
|84:|| Microsoft Office 365 for Business Ready|
Now anyone can try Office 365, Microsofts cloud productivity package for businesses.[br][br]The Office 365 Beta comes in Small Business Enterprise versions.
|Apr 18, 2011|
|85:|| Microsoft Patch, April, Is a Big One!|
There are nine security bulletins rated as Critical, while the remainder are considered Important. The patches and updates span all versions of Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Visual Studio, and the .NET Framework.
|Apr 13, 2011|
|86:|| Microsoft Files Complaint With EU Commission Over Google's Dominance|
As troubling as the situation is in United States, it is worse in Europe. That is why our filing today focuses on a pattern of actions that Google has taken to entrench its dominance in the markets for online search and search advertising to the detriment of European consumers.[br][br]How does it do this? Google has built its business on indexing and displaying snippets of other organizations' Web content. It understands as well as anyone that search engines depend upon the openness of the Web in order to function properly, and it's quick to complain when others undermine this. Unfortunately, Google has engaged in a broadening pattern of walling off access to content and data that competitors need to provide search results to consumers and to attract advertisers.
|Mar 31, 2011|
|87:|| Microsoft Reports Record $0.77 Earnings Per Share in Second Quarter|
Microsoft Corp. today announced record second-quarter revenue of $19.95 billion for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2010. Operating income, net income and diluted earnings per share for the quarter were $8.17 billion, $6.63 billion and $0.77 per share, respectively.[br][br]"We are enthusiastic about the consumer response to our holiday lineup of products, including the launch of Kinect. The 8 million units of Kinect sensors sold in just 60 days far exceeded our expectations," said Peter Klein, chief financial officer at Microsoft. "The pace of business spending, combined with strong consumer demand, led to another quarter of operating margin expansion and solid earnings per share growth."
|Jan 28, 2011|
|88:|| Win32k.sys Zero Day Flaw A Potential 'nightmare'|
"A new zero-day flaw has hit Windows, and it seems capable of slipping past user account controls, security researchers have said."
|Nov 26, 2010|
|89:|| Microsoft Reports First Quarter Revenue of $16.2 Billion|
"This was an exceptional quarter, combining solid enterprise growth and continued strong consumer demand for Office 2010, Windows 7, and Xbox 360 consoles and games,"
|Oct 29, 2010|
|90:|| Ray Ozzie Retiring From Microsoft|
"Ballmer: While Ray will be onboard for a while, I'd like to thank him today for his contributions to Microsoft, both as a leader and as a long-time Microsoft ISV."
|Oct 20, 2010|
|91:|| Microsoft to offer hosted version of Office|
Microsoft's newest direction with Office is to put it online. If you wanted hosted Microsoft Office, SharePoint, or Exchange then they'll have something for you.
|Oct 20, 2010|
|92:|| E.U. Browser Antitrust With MS IE Barely Makes a Dent|
"Six months into the process, the initiative appears to be having only a minor influence on consumers, prompting a renewed debate about the effectiveness of such antitrust remedies."
|Oct 12, 2010|
|93:|| Microsoft Announces Nine Windows Phone 7 Phones|
"Microsoft Corp. today joined its partners in revealing nine new Windows Phone 7 handsets that will be available this holiday season from leading mobile operators in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific."
|Oct 11, 2010|
|94:|| Microsoft's Ballmer Says Windows Slates By Christmas|
"You'll see new slates with Windows on them. You'll see them this Christmas,"
|Oct 5, 2010|
|95:|| Microsoft To Launch Windows 7 Phone October 11|
"On Oct. 11, Microsoft and its partners plan to announce the initial wave of handsets that will use Windows Phone 7, a thoroughly overhauled version of the company's cellphone operating system."
|Oct 4, 2010|
|96:|| Microsoft Live Spaces is migrating to Wordpress|
WordPress.com is now the default blogging platform for Windows Live Spaces users.
|Sept 28, 2010|
|97:|| Microsoft Announces Mobile Ad Exchange|
"Microsoft says it has also lined up several mobile ad networks to participate in the exchange,..."
|Sept 17, 2010|
|98:|| Microsoft Update Tuesday Is A Big One|
"This month's release is composed of 14 bulletins addressing 34 vulnerabilities in Windows, Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, SQL, and Silverlight."
|Aug 11, 2010|
|99:|| Ballmer: Microsoft Is Working Hard To Bring Rival To iPad|
"It is job one urgency. No one is sleeping at the switch."
|July 30, 2010|
|100:|| Microsoft Reports Record Fourth-Quarter Results|
"Microsoft Corp. today announced record fourth-quarter revenue of $16.04 billion for the quarter ended June 30, 2010, a 22pct increase from the same period of the prior year."
|July 23, 2010|
|101:|| Microsoft Launches Office on SkyDrive|
"Office Web Apps on SkyDrive are now available to everyone in the US, UK, Canada, and Ireland."
|June 8, 2010|
|102:|| Microsoft Interviewed On Apps On Bing, iPad/PC, and Mobile|
"At the end of the day, I think actually the worlds we're talking about is driven from the cloud out but it's smart cloud talking to mostly smart devices - phones, PCs, TVs - and apps that execute locally but are controlled and kind of seamlessly integrate with the cloud,"
|June 3, 2010|
|103:|| Microsoft To Give Hotmail A Makeover|
"Most of the elements of the refresh will be available after the summer update."
|May 18, 2010|
|104:|| Microsoft Launches Office 2010, SharePoint 2010, and Visio 2010|
"Microsoft Corp. announced the worldwide availability of Microsoft Office 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint 2010, as well as Microsoft Visio 2010 and Microsoft Project 2010, for business customers worldwide."
|May 12, 2010|
|105:|| Microsoft Signs Patent Agreement With HTC Over Mobile Phones|
"HTC and Microsoft have a long history of technical and commercial collaboration, and today's agreement is an example of how industry leaders can reach commercial arrangements that address intellectual property."
|Apr 28, 2010|
|106:|| Microsoft Reports Record Third-Quarter Revenue|
"Microsoft Corp. today announced record third-quarter revenue of $14.50 billion for the quarter ended Mar. 31, 2010, a 6% increase from the same period of the prior year."
|Apr 23, 2010|
|107:|| Microsoft Launches KIN, A Social Networking Phone|
"Microsoft's KIN, a social media and networking phone."
|Apr 12, 2010|
|108:|| Microsoft Loses Appeal Over XML Word Patent|
"In court documents spelling out their reasoning, the three appeal court judges said there was evidence that Microsoft knew i4i technology was patented before it turned up in Office programs."
|Mar 12, 2010|
|109:|| Europe Browser Choice Screen Starts To Roll Out|
"Over the next few weeks, Microsoft will begin offering a 'Web browser choice screen' to Internet Explorer users in Europe, as required by the European Commission."
|Feb 19, 2010|
|110:|| Windows Azure Platform Goes Live|
"Starting today, customers and partners in countries across the globe will be able to launch their Windows Azure and SQL Azure production applications and services with the support of the full Service Level Agreements (SLAs)."
|Feb 2, 2010|
|111:|| Microsoft Posts 60PCT Increase In Earnings|
"The company said net profit came to $6.7 billion, or 74 cents a share, up from $4.2 billion, or 47 cents a share, a year earlier."
|Jan 29, 2010|
|112:|| Microsoft: No upgrade pricing for Office 2010|
Everyone will pay the same prices for Office 2010 with no reward for customer loyalty.
|Jan 7, 2010|
|113:|| Microsoft Offers 50% Discount To Encourage XP and Office Upgrades|
"To try and wean users away from older, 'good-enough' releases, Microsoft is introducing a new licensing promotion."
|Jan 4, 2010|
|114:|| Word and Office to be barred from sale starting January 11|
"... the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has just upheld a decision that would see Microsoft Word and Office banned from sale starting January 11. "
|Dec 22, 2009|
|115:|| Microsoft Resolves 10-year Anti-trust Dispute With E.U. On Browser Choice||Dec 16, 2009|
|116:|| Microsoft Teams with OpenX to Compete with AdSense|
"In a move to grow their publisher network, Microsoft entered a deal with OpenX to share publishers in an effort to grow Microsoft's contextual ad reach."
|Nov 2, 2009|
|117:|| Microsoft Reports Q1 Results of $12.92 Billion In Revenue||Oct 23, 2009|
|118:|| Microsoft Store Starts Selling PCs Online||Oct 22, 2009|
|119:|| Microsoft Sets Up FUSE: Future Social Experiences Labs|
"...the entire personal computer business - from entertainment to information, from enterprise to consumer, from software to hardware - has become so intrinsically social that this has become the central principle around which everything else in the Microsoft orbit revolves."
|Oct 10, 2009|
|120:|| Microsoft Sues Over 'malicious' Online Advertising||Sept 19, 2009|