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Microsoft Announces First-Ever Quarterly Loss
2012-07-20 08:57:46

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Microsoft, the Redmond, Washington-based tech giant founded by Bill Gates, announced Thursday that they had experienced their first quarterly loss in more than a quarter century as a public company. According to Ryan Nakashima of the Associated Press (AP), the loss is due to an accounting adjustment related to their 2007 purchase of online advertising firm aQuantive (now Microsoft Advertising). Nakashima said that the company,...

Microsoft Confirms $1.2 Billion Yammer Acquisition
2012-06-26 08:56:44

Microsoft confirmed recent rumors on Monday when it officially announced it would acquire San Francisco-based enterprise social-networking startup Yammer for $1.2 billion in cash. The software giant said Yammer would join its Office Division, led by Kurt DelBene. The division also includes SharePoint and Skype. "The acquisition of Yammer underscores our commitment to deliver technology that businesses need and people love," said Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer. "Yammer adds a...

Microsoft's Ballmer Excited With The Possibilities Of Upcoming Windows 8
2012-05-25 10:19:34

Software behemoth Microsoft is preparing a new version of its operating system in a bid to challenge a market increasingly under pressure by mobile devices. Without providing comparative figures, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer claimed that the current Windows 7, “makes Windows the most popular single system,” at the Seoul Digital Forum in South Korea this week. At the same time, Ballmer was generating excitement for its upcoming flagship operating system, Windows 8,...

Word of the Day
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'