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2008-07-04 00:00:04

NEW YORK: Microsoft is preparing a new bid for Yahoo Inc's search business and has approached other media companies about joining it in a deal that would effectively lead to Yahoo's breakup, the Wall Street Journal said.

2008-07-03 12:10:00

In the wake of Microsoft's failed bid to buy all of Yahoo, one thing is clear: The two companies have what could be called a failure to communicate.

2008-07-01 06:00:00

Amid a proxy battle led by billionaire investor Carl Icahn, Yahoo Inc began seeking shareholder support on Monday for the company’s executives and current board of directors.

2008-06-30 09:01:28

1st LD Writethru: Bill Gates bids teary farewell to Microsoft LOS ANGELES, June 27 (Xinhua) -- Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates bid farewell to Microsoft on Friday, resigning from his full-time post as chairman of the software giant.

2008-06-29 17:25:00

The departure of Bill Gates, who stepped down as chairman of Microsoft this week to focus full time on his $37 billion philanthropic foundation, means the fate of the world’s largest software maker will now rest with Steve Ballmer.

2008-06-28 12:00:48

By Jessica Mintz Associated Press REDMOND, Wash. -- On his final full day at Microsoft Corp., Bill Gates went on stage Friday to reminisce with his longtime friend Steve Ballmer, and neither man could hold back tears as Ballmer handed Gates a large scrapbook as a farewell present.

2008-06-28 12:00:40

By Benjamin J. Romano, Seattle Times Jun. 28--For all the superlatives used to describe Microsoft's rise and stature over the years, at its heart are two guys who never would have guessed how big the company and the industry have become.

2008-06-27 15:01:01

By JESSICA MINTZ, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SEATTLE It is almost unthinkable that any one human could pick up where Bill Gates leaves off when he ends his full-time tenure today as Microsoft's leader.

2008-06-27 12:00:23

By Benjamin J. Romano, Seattle Times Jun. 27--He made a career, a company and an industry by looking over the horizon and charting a course. Bill Gates, who today ends his full-time involvement with the company he and Paul Allen cofounded 33 years ago, was often right.

2008-06-27 05:55:00

One of the world's most successful software experts is trading computers for philanthropy. Bill Gates announced he is stepping down on Friday from his daily duties at Microsoft Corp. (MSFT), to focus on his $38 billion charitable foundation.

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