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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...

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2008-10-03 11:30:00

Microsoft unveiled on Friday a new software package created to run on a new line of affordable, slimmed-down laptops made for Portuguese school children. Portugal's ultra-cheap "Magellan" laptop began entering public schools last month. The government's goal is to distribute 500,000 of the personal computers to children at home and export it to countries in Latin America and Africa. "This is a unique, amazing and wonderful program on a global scale," said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer at the...

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2008-09-30 14:50:00

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer warned Tuesday that no company, including his own, would be safe from the effects of the current financial crisis, which will shrink both business and consumer spending. "Financial issues are going to affect both business spending and consumer spending, and particularly ... spending by the financial services industry," Ballmer told reporters in Oslo. "We have a lot of business with the corporate sector as well as with the consumer sector and whatever happens...

2008-09-09 09:00:21

CINCINNATI, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The old adage, "It takes a village," is true on many fronts, especially in secondary education. A strong community base is the key to strong schools; Alumni Connection (http://www.alumniconnection.com/) works to strengthen relationships between the two. *(LOGO Link: Send2Press.com/mediaboom/08-0909-AlumCnct.jpg) AlumniConnection.com has developed new technology which delivers financial support to high schools so they can fill gaps as states continue...

2008-08-06 12:00:07

By Elise Ackerman, San Jose Mercury News, Calif. Aug. 6--More than a third of Yahoo's shareholders signaled their opposition to Jerry Yang's re-election to the board of directors, the company said Tuesday, far higher than originally reported and a stinging rebuke to his leadership of the Internet giant. After questions about the election of board members were raised by its largest shareholder, the company said a vote-counting error significantly underreported the opposition to Yang and...

2008-08-04 06:00:06

By Miguel Helft Jerry Yang, the soft-spoken chief executive of Yahoo, rarely becomes animated, at least in public. But ask him about his company's lackluster performance over the past year, and he pounds the table - albeit ever so lightly - punctuating his answer with a dose of impatience. "We have a plan," Yang said during an interview at Yahoo's headquarters here. "We want to grow the business over a three-to five-year period. We are executing against that plan. And we are still doing...


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