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2008-07-25 12:00:17

By Steve Lohr Kevin Johnson, the executive in charge of Microsoft's struggling online business, is leaving to become chief executive of Juniper Networks. Johnson, 47, is leaving as his boss, Steven Ballmer, Microsoft's chief executive, is shaking up the senior management ranks in an effort to improve the fortunes of the company's Internet search and advertising business. Microsoft is a distant third behind Google, the leader, and Yahoo in this field. The departure, announced Wednesday,...

2008-07-25 09:00:47

Architect of unsuccessful Yahoo bid leaves Microsoft LOS ANGELES, July 24 (Xinhua) -- The architect of Microsoft's effort to buy Yahoo is leaving his job, in an unexpected move that raises questions about the software giant's continued pursuit of the Internet company, the San Jose Mercury News reported on Thursday. Kevin Johnson, a longtime lieutenant of Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer, reportedly is taking a top job at Juniper Networks based in Sunnyvale, Silicon Valley, the...

2008-07-24 18:00:17

By Brandon Bailey and Pete Carey, San Jose Mercury News, Calif. Jul. 24--The architect of Microsoft's star-crossed effort to buy Yahoo is leaving his job, in an unexpected move that raises questions about the giant software company's continued pursuit of the Sunnyvale Internet firm. Kevin Johnson, a longtime lieutenant of Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer, will become chief executive officer of Sunnyvale-based Juniper Networks. He was president of Microsoft's Platforms and Services Division,...

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2008-07-24 15:10:00

Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer is taking direct control over two of the company's most important businesses -- including competition with Google -- in a significant reorganization announced late Wednesday afternoon. The news came shortly after reports surfaced that Kevin Johnson, a veteran Microsoft executive in charge of a sprawling division that includes both the mainstay Windows business and the company's shakier online efforts, was leaving to head network-equipment maker Juniper...

2008-07-23 15:00:00

Kevin Johnson, one of the key figures behind Microsoft's troubled bid for Yahoo, left Microsoft abruptly this afternoon, amid a reorganization that will make online a separate division. His platforms and services division will be split into two groups, one for Windows and one for online. Johnson will run Juniper Networks, a Sunnyvale networking company, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. Juniper spokesowman Sarah Sorensen said the company could not comment. Microsoft chief...

2008-07-24 15:00:17

By Brandon Bailey and Pete Carey, San Jose Mercury News, Calif. Jul. 24--The architect of Microsoft's star-crossed effort to buy Yahoo is leaving his job, in an unexpected move that raises questions about the software giant's continued pursuit of the Sunnyvale Internet company. Kevin Johnson, a longtime lieutenant of Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer, reportedly is taking a top job at Sunnyvale-based Juniper Networks. He was president of Microsoft's platforms and services...

2008-07-24 12:00:17

With its bid to acquire part or all of Yahoo! (YHOO) looking less likely, Microsoft (MSFT) announced July 23 that one of the top executives who pushed the deal will leave the company. Kevin Johnson, president of Microsoft's Platforms & Services Div., responsible for its Windows franchise and its online operations, is leaving the company. The company didn't say where he was going, but a source confirmed a report in The Wall Street Journal, which broke the story, that Johnson is leaving to...

2008-06-26 06:02:44

By Kathleen Allen, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Jun. 26--A weakness for great music, great theater and great courage is all that's needed to fall in love with Arizona Onstage Productions' staging of "Sunday in the Park With George." This Stephen Sondheim/ James Lapine musical, given a thoughtful and stirring interpretation by director Kevin Johnson and his cast, is smart, with complex music and a can't-argue-with-that premise. That premise: An artist must create, no matter the...

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2008-06-15 00:50:00

Microsoft Corp said Friday its latest offer to Yahoo included $9 billion in cash and an additional $1 billion a year in operating profit.In an email to employees, Kevin Johnson, president of Microsoft's platforms and services, wrote that the company had offered $8 billion for a 16 percent stake in Yahoo and $1 billion to acquire Yahoo's search business.The proposal also involved a revenue-sharing relationship that would have contributed an additional $1 billion a year in operating income to...

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2006-07-28 12:30:00

REDMOND, Washington (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp. on Thursday failed to quash fears that a new version of its Windows software system would be further delayed, stirring concerns that a new technology cycle tied to the upgrade could be put on hold. This uncertainty over when Microsoft and the rest of hi-tech would benefit from the surge in revenue growth that typically accompanies a major Windows upgrade led Microsoft's shares to close down 2 percent at $23.87 on the Nasdaq on Thursday. "We will...


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cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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