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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...

2009-01-13 18:28:08

Yahoo! Inc. said Carol Bartz, the former chief executive officer of California software company Autodesk, will take over its reins from Jerry Yang. Bartz led Autodesk, which produces software for architects and engineers, from 1992 to 2006 the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday. She is currently the company's executive chairwoman. Bartz also worked stints at Sun Microsytems and Digital Equipment Corp. Yahoo! CEO Jerry Yang, a co-founder of the company, is expected to stay on as a member of...

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2009-01-08 10:24:05

Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer used the platform of a Las Vegas trade show to announce the availability of Microsoft's latest operating system. At the 2009 International Consumer Electronics Show, Ballmer said the beta version of Windows 7, would be available Friday by Internet download for consumers who wanted to give it a test-drive. The new system, which Ballmer said was on track to deliver simplicity and reliability, would be available Jan. 9, he said. Ballmer called...

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2009-01-08 10:00:00

Microsoft Corp.'s newest edition of the Windows operating system is just about ready to make its public debut. Chief Executive Steve Ballmer made this announcement on the evening of the start of the International Consumer Electronics Show. The world's biggest software producer also revealed plans to construct its Live Search series, the default search engine, into individual computers and mobile phones. They also stated that there will be a newer edition of their Ford Sync in-car technology...

2009-01-07 20:30:00

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In a keynote address at the 2009 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer announced the beta availability of the Windows 7 operating system as well as the availability of the latest version of the Windows Live, a suite of personal communications services and applications. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000822/MSFTLOGO) "I'm thrilled to announce the availability...

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2009-01-05 07:40:00

Despite the recent recession, the largest trade show in the U.S. will open this week in Las Vegas. The International Consumer Electronics Show will temper the usual slate of giant TVs and gadgets due to the economic downturn, while many attendees wonder if the technology trade show business is past its prime. "I'm talking to the companies who are sending people, and they're sending two instead of 10," said James McQuivey, a Forrester Research analyst. "It's going to be a shadow of itself."...