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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

2009-02-27 14:06:00

DALLAS, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite a struggling economy, companies must continuously find ways to develop a competitive advantage, which often means doing so through innovation. Steve Ballmer, Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft Corporation, will convey his ideas on the role of technology in challenging economic times during his keynote address at the Dallas Regional Chamber's 9th Annual State of Technology Luncheon and Innovation Showcase. "As a preeminent hub for innovation,...

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2009-02-27 07:18:36

As part of a greater initiative to cut expenses during the global recession, Microsoft is reducing overtime, total hours clocked, and pay for U.S. temporary workers, trimming what it pays the staffing agencies by 10 percent for current projects. The company also said it would not increase the rate it pays for temporary workers who return following a mandatory annual 100-day break. The Redmond, Washington-based company made the announcement in a statement on Thursday, saying it discussed the...

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2009-02-26 07:25:00

Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer said the U.S. software giant would release the next generation of Windows Mobile in 2010. Ballmer also said the company wouldn't ship the next generation of Microsoft Office until 2010, PC Magazine reported Thursday. The release of Windows Mobile 7, however, is somewhat of a surprise, PC Magazine said. The company released its Windows Mobile 6.5 earlier this month. We've made a nice release announcement last week of Windows Mobile 6.5, Ballmer...


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