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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,"...

2008-11-11 18:00:06

Information-technology (IT) media company TechTarget (NASDAQ: TTGT) will syndicate the official launch for Windows Essential Server Solutions (WESS) from www.thedreamserver.com, which includes Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and other Microsoft executives will introduce these new products and will be joined by Mark Minasi, an independent expert and best-selling author. The WESS launch event will showcase small and...

2008-11-10 15:00:07

Information-technology (IT) media company TechTarget (NASDAQ: TTGT) will host the official launch for Windows Essential Server Solutions (WESS), which includes Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and other Microsoft executives will introduce these new products and will be joined by Mark Minasi, an independent expert and best-selling author. The Windows Essential Server Solutions (WESS) launch event will showcase small...

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2008-11-07 12:15:00

Microsoft's chief executive announced Friday that the software giant is not planning to renew its bid for struggling search engine company Yahoo. "We made an offer, we made another offer ... We moved on," said Steve Ballmer at a business lunch in Sydney. When asked for the company's plans after a planned Web search advertising partnership between Yahoo and Google fell through this week, Ballmer said the company had moved on and was no longer interested in further deals. "We are not...

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2008-10-16 17:04:06

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said an advertising deal with Yahoo Inc. may yet be possible, although there are no current discussions taking place between the two companies.  Shares of Yahoo were up as much as 17 percent following Ballmer's comments, as investors hoped it might lead the two firms to return to the bargaining table. But gains were scaled back to 12 percent after Microsoft issued a follow up statement saying it had no interest in acquiring Yahoo. Negotiations between the two...

2008-10-03 09:00:14

By Eric Pfanner Microsoft said Thursday that it would set up research centers in France, Germany and Britain to improve its Internet search technology, describing the move as a vote of confidence in the European economy and in the company's ability to close the gap with Google. Steven Ballmer, the Microsoft chief executive, said at a news conference here that the three "centers of excellence," to be based near Paris, in London and in Munich, would employ several hundred people all...