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2009-09-11 14:00:00

REDMOND, Wash., Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Corp. today announced that James I. Cash Jr., Ph.D., emeritus James E. Robison professor at the Harvard Business School, has decided not to seek re-election to Microsoft's board of directors at the company's 2009 shareholder meeting. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000822/MSFTLOGO) Cash, who joined the Microsoft board in May 2001, said that he has enjoyed working with his colleagues on the board, but was stepping...

2009-08-10 12:32:54

French communications giant Publicis Group SA said it would purchase Microsoft's digital advertising business Razorfish for $530 million. In a statement, Maurice Levy, chairman and chief executive officer of Publicis, said adding the agency to its roster was another step forward in realizing our strategic view of building a world leader in digital communications. When the deal is completed, approximately a quarter of our annual revenues will come from digital communications, he said....

2009-07-29 09:18:34

Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo! Inc. said Wednesday they had reached an advertising partnership deal that puts closure on chances of a Microsoft takeover. Microsoft bid $4.75 billion for Yahoo! last year, but a merger failed to materialize with Yahoo! saying the offer undervalued the company. Since then, Google has increased its lead in the $12 billion a year Internet advertising business, The New York Times reported Wednesday. In the 10-year deal announced Wednesday, Microsoft agreed to provide...

2009-07-08 14:34:00

REDMOND, Wash., July 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Corp. today promoted Steven Sinofsky to president of the Windows Division. Sinofsky, a 20-year Microsoft veteran, most recently led the Windows and Windows Live Engineering Group, contributing to the Oct. 22 availability of Windows 7. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000822/MSFTLOGO) As president, Sinofsky assumes responsibility for the Windows business including both the engineering and marketing functions for Windows,...

2009-06-25 05:50:00

According to Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer, the company is still open to a partnership with Yahoo Inc. "We remain open to a partnership with Yahoo," Ballmer told Reuters. Ballmer said he did not know if a deal could be sealed within the next year, and would not give any details as to whether the companies are still discussing any type of partnership. Early last year, Microsoft offered to pay $47.5 billion for Yahoo, but the search engine giant's leadership turned down the offer. In...

2009-06-12 13:32:04

Microsoft Corp. said executives and sales personnel plan to introduce buyers to Windows 7 at the annual Worldwide Partner Conference in New Orleans this year. The conference is geared toward interactions with the Best Buys of the world down to the mom-and-pop technology companies, said Pam Salzer, senior director of worldwide partner marketing. Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer, Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner and Corporate Vice President of the Worldwide Partner Group...

2009-06-04 05:35:00

On Wednesday, Yahoo chief executive Carol Bartz denied speculation that the Internet search engine needed to make a deal with Microsoft in order to compete with Google. "Yahoo! doesn't have to do anything with Microsoft about anything," Bartz said during an appearance at an investor conference hosted in New York by Bank of America Corp.'s Merrill Lynch. "We are a damned big, important site," she said. Bartz has been hard at work trying to streamline Yahoo's operations since replacing...

2009-05-28 15:20:00

Microsoft Corp. will introduce its revamped search engine in the coming days in hopes it will attract more users in its bid to challenge the dominance of Google Inc.'s search and advertising business. The new site, dubbed Bing, adds enhancements to streamline the Web search process and make it easier for users to make purchases, book travel and locate credible health information.  After spending the past several months testing the product internally under the name Kumo, Microsoft will...

2009-05-28 06:05:21

Boatloads of money...that's what Yahoo Inc CEO Carol Bartz said any deal to spin off or combine its Internet search assets will require. The pioneering Internet firm, according to Bartz, said its talking to Microsoft about a deal. Speaking at the All Things Digital conference on Wednesday, run by the Wall Street Journal, Bartz said the company's selection of popular Web products, including Yahoo mail and its home page, remain the key assets that will return Yahoo to growth. "If there's...

2009-05-26 16:40:00

- SYNC hits million unit milestone; now offers 911 Assist and Vehicle Health Reports - Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer takes delivery of a 2010 Fusion Hybrid, America's most fuel-efficient midsize car - Purchase by Microsoft CEO underscores positive partnership of two powerhouse brands, Ford and Microsoft, joining forces to deliver affordable products consumers want SEATTLE, May 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The popularity of Ford SYNC(R) reached a new milestone today, as Ford Motor Company...

Word of the Day
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.