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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...

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...

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...

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."...

2009-01-02 08:00:00

REDMOND, Wash., Jan. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Corp. has planned the following press activities for the 2009 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las VegasJan. 8-11. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000822/MSFTLOGO) Microsoft Keynote Address Steve Ballmer, chief executive officer of Microsoft, and Robbie Bach, president of the Entertainment & Devices Division, will deliver the pre-show 2009 International CES keynote address at 6:30...

2008-12-04 15:30:00

REDMOND, Wash., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Corp. today announced that Dr. Qi Lu will join the company as president of the Online Services Group. Dr. Lu will lead Microsoft's efforts in search and online advertising and all the company's online information and communications services. Dr. Lu will report to Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000822/MSFTLOGO) Lu most recently served as executive vice...

2008-12-01 08:30:00

A key Microsoft executive said that a recent Sunday Times report suggesting the company had reentered talks with Yahoo to buy the U.S. internet company's online search business for $20 billion was "total fiction." The Times story falsely reported that Microsoft's new proposal would involve a complex transaction that would see the U.S. software giant support a new management team to take control of Yahoo. The article claimed the new team would be led by ex-AOL Chairman and CEO Jonathan Miller...

2008-11-28 14:00:00

According to regulatory filings, activist investor Carl Icahn has purchased close to 7 million additional shares of Yahoo Inc, amidst their search for a new chief executive. Icahn is a billionaire manager who threatened to oust Yahoo's board this summer after it rejected a deal with Microsoft Inc.  Despite the threat though, he snapped up $67 million worth of shares over three days this week, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. He bought 6.8 billion shares...

2008-11-19 16:10:00

Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer said Wednesday that the company is no longer interested in acquiring Yahoo Inc., but is "very open" to resuming discussions on a Web search partnership. Ballmer's remarks drove shares of Yahoo down 19 percent, after gaining this week on investor hopes that Microsoft may revive its bid for Yahoo after CEO Jerry Yang announced he would step down. "Let me be as clear as I think I've tried to be publicly. We are done with all acquisition discussions with Yahoo,"...

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