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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings leaving Microsoft's board

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Reed Hastings Breaking News: Reed Hastings, the chairman and CEO of Netflix, has decided to leave Microsoft’s board, according to a regulatory filing and news release from the Redmond company this afternoon. Here’s the full text of the news release. Developing, more to come. Microsoft Announces Reed Hastings Will Not...
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings leaving Microsoft's board

Microsoft Gets Ready To Launch The Next XBox As Console Gaming Goes Down The Tubes

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SAN FRANCISCO/SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp is set to make a splash this week with the eagerly awaited unveiling of its new Xbox game console, eight years after the last version, as it seeks a larger share of the $65 billion a year global computer gaming industry. But the small device faces...
Microsoft Gets Ready To Launch The Next XBox As Console Gaming Goes Down The Tubes

Nokia's Problems Haunt Microsoft

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Nokia Corp. warned Thursday that its cellphone business is quickly deteriorating and that it will cut 10,000 workers, a setback that threatens partner Microsoft Corp.’s mobile aspirations. The companies bound themselves together last year in a last-ditch effort to compete in a smartphone market dominated by Apple Inc. and Google...
Nokia's Problems Haunt Microsoft

Apple Moving Away from Hon Hai may be a Good Thing

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Hon Hai, the world's largest contract manufacturer of electronics suffered their biggest decline in sales in its history, according to a new Bloomberg report. To give this a larger perspective, a new report out of Beijing yesterday stated that "Foxconn's net loss in 2012 was US $316 million, the biggest...
Apple Moving Away from Hon Hai may be a Good Thing

Ballmer Loses Bonus Money Thanks To Poor Windows Sales And Browser Problems (MSFT)

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SEATTLE, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer got a lower bonus than last year's, partly for flat sales of Windows and his failure to ensure that the company provided a choice of browser to some European customers. Ballmer, who took over as CEO from co-founder Bill...
Ballmer Loses Bonus Money Thanks To Poor Windows Sales And Browser Problems (MSFT)

Xbox Faces Tougher Competition

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Microsoft Corp. transformed its Xbox from a videogame machine into a multipurpose entertainment hub. Now, the 11-year-old hardware line is facing its stiffest competition yet....
Xbox Faces Tougher Competition

Xbox 360 price cuts coming before Christmas?

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Microsoft (MSFT) realizes that $199 is the "sweet spot" for console pricing, and that Nintendo did a "good job" pricing the Wii at $249, Bloomberg reports, quoting David Hufford, a director of Xbox product management. The Bloomberg piece also says: Microsoft Corp. has won over 20-year-old gamers, who spend hours...
Xbox 360 price cuts coming before Christmas?

Microsoft, RIM ink patent deal for smartphone tech

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Microsoft announced today that it has licensed certain patents to RIM, yet another move by the software giant to use its arsenal of intellectual property. In this case, the BlackBerry maker is licensing patents related to what’s known as Extended File Allocation Table, a file system that allows large multimedia files...
Microsoft, RIM ink patent deal for smartphone tech
WSJ: Analysts now agree we’re going to see new Retina Macs in June

Microsoft Developed Prototypes for a TV Set-Top Box

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As videogame fans await the unveiling of Microsoft Corp.’s next Xbox, questions about another piece hardware loom for the software giant. The company has been quietly developing designs for a separate, simpler set-top device for streaming video and other entertainment options rather than sophisticated game software, people familiar with the...
Microsoft Developed Prototypes for a TV Set-Top Box
Microsoft to take $6.2 billion charge following failed aQuantive acquisition

HUGE WIN FOR GOOGLE: Antitrust Investigation May End This Week After Two Minor Concessions (GOOG, MSFT)

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(Updates with Fairsearch.org comment in ninth paragraph.)   Dec. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Google Inc. is poised to offer voluntary concessions that will end a 20-month U.S. antitrust probe of its business practices without any enforcement action being taken, two people familiar with the matter said. Google, which has been under...
HUGE WIN FOR GOOGLE: Antitrust Investigation May End This Week After Two Minor Concessions (GOOG, MSFT)

Apple And Google Are Trying To Buy $500 Million Worth Of Kodak Patents (AAPL, GOOG)

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Dec. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc. and Google Inc. have joined forces to offer more than $500 million to buy Eastman Kodak Co.'s patents out of bankruptcy, said two people with knowledge of the situation. The two companies, competing for dominance of the smartphone market, have partnered after leading two...
Apple And Google Are Trying To Buy $500 Million Worth Of Kodak Patents (AAPL, GOOG)

Microsoft's Surface Pro to Debut Feb. 9

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Microsoft Corp.The Surface with Windows 8 Pro will go on sale Feb. 9. Microsoft Corp.  will roll out a new version of its Surface tablet running an Intel Corp. processor and sporting a retail price above comparable models of Apple Inc.'s iPad. The Surface with Windows 8 Pro will go on...
Microsoft's Surface Pro to Debut Feb. 9
Microsoft providing mapping data for Apple’s new Maps app?
European Commissioner "almost 100% certain" to reject Google's antitrust proposals
Microsoft's Windows President, Steven Sinofsky, Leaves Company Following Launch Of Windows 8

Kodak Reaches Financing Deal With Bondholders

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Eastman Kodak Co. reached a deal with bondholders for $793 million in loans that could take the onetime photography icon out of bankruptcy proceedings on the condition it sell a trove of patents for a certain amount, said people familiar with the discussions. To get the financing, Kodak must sell...
Kodak Reaches Financing Deal With Bondholders

Windows Head Steven Sinofsky set to leave Microsoft

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Microsoft (MSFT) announced on Monday evening that Steven Sinofsky, president of its Windows and Windows Live division, will be leaving the company. The executive shakeup comes only weeks after Microsoft launched its Windows 8 operating system and Surface tablet. The decision to leave the company is said to be mutual, however...
Windows Head Steven Sinofsky set to leave Microsoft

Could Nokia be the surprise winner of Samsung v Apple?

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When the result of Apple v Samsung came in, it set the technology industry on fire. Did the jury get the decision right? Should a jury have been able to decide the outcome of the case in the first place? What does this mean for Cupertino’s future? For South Korea’s...
Could Nokia be the surprise winner of Samsung v Apple?

Facebook's CFO Is Meeting With Investors To Tell Them How He's Going To Get The Stock Back To $38 (FB)

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Aug. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Facebook Inc. Chief Financial Officer David Ebersman is meeting with investors in New York today, a person familiar with the matter said, days before the lifting of a ban on stock sales by some of the company's biggest shareholders. Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Microsoft Corp. and...
Facebook's CFO Is Meeting With Investors To Tell Them How He's Going To Get The Stock Back To $38 (FB)

MICROSOFT TRIES AGAIN: Here's The Next Tablet It Hopes Will Save Its Business

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(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp is developing a new lineup of Surface tablets, including a 7-inch version expected to go into mass production later this year, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the company's plans. Microsoft executives felt they needed to keep pace with the growing popularity of...
MICROSOFT TRIES AGAIN: Here's The Next Tablet It Hopes Will Save Its Business

Nintendo Records $531.1 Million Annual Loss

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TOKYO — Nintendo Co. posted its first annual loss in more than three decades, dragged down by the strong yen and price cuts for the company’s Wii game console and 3DS hand-held system. While competing with online social games and less-expensive titles on smartphones and tablet computers, Nintendo also is...
Nintendo Records $531.1 Million Annual Loss

Google's Web Search Market Share Rises in April

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Google Inc. slightly increased its leading market share among U.S. Internet-search engines last month, while Microsoft Corp.’s Bing search engine also gained market share, according to market researcher comScore Inc. Google’s U.S. market share rose 0.1 percentage point to 66.5 percent in April from the prior month. Microsoft’s share also...
Google's Web Search Market Share Rises in April

Ballmer: More Innovation In Search In Past Year Than Prior Three

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There’s been more innovation in the Internet search business in the past year than the prior three years, as Microsoft Corp. challenged its dominant rival Google Inc. in the market, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said. Ballmer said the boost in innovation has occurred because of “old-fashioned competition” in the search...
Ballmer: More Innovation In Search In Past Year Than Prior Three

Amazon to Buy Headquarter Buildings for $1.2 Billion

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Amazon.com Inc. has agreed to buy a large chunk of its Seattle headquarters for $1.2 billion from an investment firm owned by Microsoft Corp. co-founder Paul Allen, the firm said Friday. Vulcan Inc. had been marketing the 11-building campus, which it built over the past half decade for the online...
Amazon to Buy Headquarter Buildings for $1.2 Billion

A New Game for Microsoft's Kinect

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Microsoft Corp. broke sales records in 2010 when it released its Kinect — a movement-tracking device that enabled Xbox users to play their favorite games through gestures alone, without need of a controller. Now, with the help of outside developers, the software giant is hoping to move the Kinect beyond...
A New Game for Microsoft's Kinect

Microsoft's Gates Supports Corporate Tax Scrutiny

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Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates said he supports a wide-ranging debate on corporate tax, as governments in the U.S. and elsewhere step up scrutiny of the tax practices used by multinationals on their overseas income....
Microsoft's Gates Supports Corporate Tax Scrutiny

There Were Plenty Of Windows 8 Devices At CES, But Microsoft Wasn't There To Promote Them (MSFT)

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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Microsoft may have relinquished its starring role in America's gaudiest gadget show a year too early. After 13 straight years in the spotlight, Microsoft's decision to scale back its presence at this week's International CES deprived the software maker of a prime opportunity to explain and...
There Were Plenty Of Windows 8 Devices At CES, But Microsoft Wasn't There To Promote Them (MSFT)

Google Points Finger at Microsoft, Nokia

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Google Inc. said it filed an antitrust complaint Thursday in Europe arguing that Microsoft Corp. and Nokia Corp. are using proxy companies to brandish patents and hurt the prospects of Google’s Android mobile-phone software to the advantage of Microsoft’s technology. Google also plans to share its complaint about patent “trolls”...
Google Points Finger at Microsoft, Nokia
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