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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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2009-02-24 14:20:00

Microsoft attempted to reassure analysts on Tuesday that it would continue to cut costs and spend wisely as the economic crisis is likely to persist at least into the second half of 2009, the Associated Press reported. Microsoft is looking to the television maker RCA as a role model, according to Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer. Ballmer told analysts at meeting in New York that RCA spent money on research and development through the Great Depression and then dominated its market. The...

2009-02-12 08:00:00

BusinessWeek Editors To Conduct Keynote Interviews of Viacom's Philippe Dauman and NBC's Jeff Zucker on March 18, Microsoft's Steve Ballmer on March 19; Sixth Annual Event, Presented by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Unites Leading Media, Entertainment, Advertising & Technology Providers NEW YORK, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The 2009 Media Summit New York (http://www.media-summit.com/), the definitive international conference for media, entertainment, advertising and technology...

2009-02-02 08:00:00

BusinessWeek Editors To Conduct Keynote Interviews of NBC's Jeff Zucker on March 18, Microsoft's Steve Ballmer on March 19; Sixth Annual Event, Presented by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Unites Leading Media, Entertainment, Advertising & Technology Providers NEW YORK, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The 2009 Media Summit New York (http://www.media-summit.com/), the definitive international conference for media, entertainment, advertising and technology leaders, today announced that the...

2009-01-22 12:57:15

U.S. software giant Microsoft said Thursday it would eliminate 5,000 jobs in the next 18 months after net income fell 11 percent in the previous quarter. Overall revenue increased 2 percent to $16.63 billion in the quarter ending Dec. 31, the company said. But, client revenue fell 8 percent, as a result of PC market weakness and a continued shift to lower priced netbooks, the company said in a statement. While we are not immune to the effects of the economy, I am confident in the strength of...

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2009-01-22 15:35:00

Software giant Microsoft Corp stunned Wall Street on Thursday with disappointing quarterly results that included plans to cut 5,000 jobs, or more than 5 percent of its global workforce.   The cuts - 1,400 immediately and the rest over 18 months - appear to be a first for the company, aside from some limited staff reductions it made following some of its acquisitions.  The company also reported an 11 percent drop in its second-quarter profit, and warned that profit and revenue...

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2009-01-21 12:45:00

Microsoft is expected to announce thousands of job cuts this week as the global economic slump hurts even the technology industry's biggest earners. The leading software maker is likely to post a quarterly profit on Thursday that misses its own target, meaning investors are sure be concerned over the company's outlook and on Yahoo, who Microsoft has been in talks with over the company's search business. Microsoft is a significant player in everything from personal computers to business...

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2009-01-15 14:42:09

On Wednesday, Carol Bartz, Yahoo Inc.'s new chief executive, told employees her gut instinct is to hang on to the company's search business. Bartz also told her staff that she needs to better understand the pros and cons involved in selling the business.  She said her first instinct was to ask why Yahoo would need to sell the search business. Bartz has told employees that she was expecting to have conversations with Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer, and according to a Dow Jones...


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