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2011-01-14 10:45:00

Overall sales of video games fell short of expectations for 2010 but are expected to climb back up for 2011 as people embrace new ways of playing games online and on mobile devices, according to retail research firm NPD Group. Total spending on video games and equipment fell 6 percent to $18.6 billion in 2010, as gamers curtailed spending in the early part of the year despite a surge in video game accessories -- spurred by Microsoft Corp's Kinect and Sony Corp's Move motion control systems....

2011-01-11 05:50:00

Microsoft Corp. announced on Monday that Bob Muglia, who led the company's server and tools division, will leave the company this summer at the behest of Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer. Muglia, who has worked for the Redmond, Washington-based company for 23 years, will continue to actively run the $15 billion Server and Tools business (STB) while Microsoft searches for his replacement, said Ballmer in an e-mail sent to employees on Monday. "Bob Muglia and I have been talking about the...

2011-01-06 12:45:32

Microsoft Corp is teaming up with Britain's ARM Holdings for its tablet computer and smartphone devices. The technology firm plans to design a Windows operating system compatible with chips designed by ARM, an Intel rival and the dominant producer for smartphone and tablet computer chips. Chief Executive Steve Ballmer pitched the move in an opening address at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, hoping to convince investors that his company can hold its dominance in a world...

2010-11-16 11:35:00

REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Speaking at Microsoft Corp.'s annual shareholder meeting today, Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer highlighted the strength of the company's execution over the past year and increased momentum for Microsoft's cloud solutions, and he expressed strong optimism for Windows Phone 7, Kinect for Xbox 360 and the company's other consumer products in the upcoming holiday season. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20000822/MSFTLOGO) (Logo:...

2010-11-08 06:05:00

Microsoft's chief executive officer has sold 49.3 million shares of company stock worth a staggering 1.3 billion dollars, according to a filing by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). CEO Steve Ballmer confirmed the action late Friday in a statement saying he is "selling some of his holdings of Microsoft stock to gain financial diversification and to assist in tax planning before the end of the calendar year" He stressed that the move should not worry investors and he said he...

2010-11-02 07:38:14

As Russia pushes ahead to create an independent technology hub, software giant Microsoft came forward and pledged millions of dollars Monday for the country to expand growth in the underdeveloped market. Skolkovo, or Russian Silicon Valley, which is planned to help new companies in high-tech industries, was launched earlier this year as part of the country's goal to modernize the oil- and gas-dependent Russian economy. Microsoft sees Russia as a market of great strategic importance, CEO...

2010-10-25 03:59:00

LONDON, October 25, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Misys, the global application software and services company, announces a new strategic alliance with Microsoft Corp. The new initiative builds on last year's mission-critical applications development alliance and will deliver Misys' banking and capital markets applications via the Windows Azure cloud platform. Mike Lawrie, Chief Executive of Misys, believes this is an innovative step forward for the financial services industry....

2010-10-20 16:07:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor for Operations Stephen Goldsmith, Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) Commissioner Carole Post and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer today announced a wide-ranging information technology agreement that will consolidate the City's dozens of individual license agreements into a single one and will provide more than 100,000 City employees with state-of-the-art computing power....

2010-10-12 06:00:00

Microsoft Corp. unveiled its new Windows Phone 7 (WP7) mobile phone operating system on Monday, in an attempt to recapture lost market share from the iPhone, Blackberry and devices powered by Google's Android software. During an event in New York, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer unveiled nine mobile phones powered by WP7, saying that more than 60 mobile operators throughout the world will offer the devices.  The phones are made by Taiwain's HTC, South Korea's Samsung and LG Electronics, and...

2010-10-06 05:45:00

Consumers looking for an alternative to Apple iPad's dominance of the tablet computer market may find more of a selection hitting the market in the next couple of months. According to recent news reports, Microsoft has plans to debut its own tablet as early as this Christmas. Rumors are also swirling that the company will use its Oct. 11 press event in New York City to outline its plans for the tablets. "You'll see slates, but if you want most of the benefits of what a PC can offer, creating,...

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