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2009-05-22 05:55:00

Microsoft Corp Chairman Bill Gates told high-level Microsoft officials that he believes technology can pull the United States out of the current recession and help the world's financial markets function better. "The drug companies will get back in high productivity mode. The software, IT revolution -- we're just at the start of that," said Gates at Microsoft's annual CEO Summit. "What we can do for education, communication, and what that looks like for the efficiencies of world markets, we...

2009-05-12 10:38:41

Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer on Tuesday dispelled rumors that the software giant could be planning to buy German firm SAP. "I have nothing to say about rumors of acquisitions ... positively or negatively," Ballmer told reporters in Mumbai. "It strikes me as a random rumor." Also on Monday, SAP's Co-Chief Executive Leo Apothekar said he believed his firm should remain independent. Rumors of an acquisition by either IBM or Microsoft continue to orbit the business software firm....

2009-05-07 11:07:37

Steve Ballmer, Microsoft Corp's CEO, said he sees opportunities to work with Yahoo Inc. to create a "better search product," but would not comment on talks that the two might be engaged in. His trip to San Francisco Bay area has sparked speculations that he might be meeting with Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz about a potential deal. When Ballmer was asked about Microsoft's unsuccessful bid to buy Yahoo last year, he said he still thought a tie-up would have been "valuable."  This was said to...

2009-05-06 12:22:41

U.S. software giant Microsoft Corp. warned employees that further job cuts could be in the works, depending on the company's financial fortunes. As we move forward, we will continue to closely monitor the impact of the economic downturn on the company and, if necessary, take further actions on our cost structure, including additional job eliminations, Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer said in a memo to Microsoft personnel Tuesday. Microsoft began the second round of cuts this week, aiming...

2009-05-05 19:06:34

U.S. software giant Microsoft Corp. said it would cut as many as 3,600 jobs Tuesday to complete a previously announced downsizing of 5,000 positions. A spokesman declined to comment on the number of workers to be laid off this week, but its first round of cuts, which took place in January, included 1,400 positions, The Seattle Times reported. About half the cuts would be U.S. jobs, the company said. The staffing reductions could be viewed as a restructuring process, as the company said it...

2009-04-28 14:09:00

DALLAS, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Exhibit booths featuring innovative products and services fill the exhibit hall during the Dallas Regional Chamber's 9th Annual State of Technology on May 7. Nearly 50 companies' cutting-edge technologies will be on display for the May 7 event at the Dallas Convention Center. Top sponsors and exhibitors this year are Microsoft and Sprint. Attendees will have the opportunity to visit Microsoft's booth to see what's new with Windows 7 and...

2009-04-24 11:09:10

Chief Executive Steve Ballmer stated Friday that even though U.S. software company Microsoft is no longer interested in buying it, a potential partnership with Yahoo is still considered to be of great value. This agreement between Yahoo and Microsoft could prove mutually beneficial for both companies by providing Yahoo with necessary technology while Microsoft gains a stronger revenue model and a search inventory. They would also be able to share technology in terms of email, search and...

2009-04-21 14:10:00

Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer said the software giant would invest $300 million in Russia projects over the next three years. Ballmer praised the Russian government's handling of the economy, the Moscow Times reported Tuesday. At a news conference in Moscow, Ballmer said the Moscow government had done amazing work "¦ fighting the economic crisis and the measures it has taken with a view toward long-term growth through innovation and productivity. Ballmer signed an...

2009-03-19 15:30:00

Steve Ballmer, Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive, said on Thursday that the only discussion he has had with Yahoo Inc.'s top executive was a single phone call, but is holding out hopes for further talks. "I'm sure when it's appropriate, we will have a chance to sit down and talk" with Yahoo, Ballmer said at the McGraw-Hill Media Summit in New York on Thursday. He said that a deal would help improve Microsoft's Web search business by expanding the base of its users.  More people using the...

2009-03-09 17:47:00

Maria Klawe, Ph.D., leading computer scientist and educator, to join board; dividend of $0.13 per share payable in June. REDMOND, Wash., March 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Corp. today announced that Maria Klawe, Ph.D., president of Harvey Mudd College, was appointed to the company's board of directors, returning the board's size to 10 members. The company also announced that the board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.13 per share. The dividend is payable June 18,...

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  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.