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2010-04-30 09:45:00

Officials at Microsoft are going to shelve their answer to Apple's iPad tablet computer, known as the Courier, according to various media reports on Friday. Photos of the Courier, details of which were never officially revealed by Microsoft, had been featured on the tech blog Gizmodo. It appeared to be "a thin, twin-screen, pen and touch-operated portable PC that resembled an opened notebook," according to Bill Rigby of Reuters. "At any given time, across any of our business groups, there are...

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2010-04-01 06:30:00

Ford Motor Company and Microsoft have announced a new system that will help electric car owners charge their vehicles while better managing home power use during the recharge phase. The two corporations unveiled the "Microsoft Hohm" system during the New York International Auto Show on Wednesday. It will be first implemented in the electric Ford Focus compact, which will go on sale late in 2011, and will be used in the five Ford electric vehicles due out by 2013. Microsoft Hohm will help...

2010-02-15 08:00:00

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today at Mobile World Congress 2010, Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer unveiled the next generation of Windows® Phones, Windows Phone 7 Series. With this new platform, Microsoft offers a fresh approach to phone software, distinguished by smart design and truly integrated experiences that bring to the surface the content people care about from the Web and applications. For the first time ever, Microsoft will bring...

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2010-02-13 08:05:00

Microsoft Corp. is expected to announce a major overhaul of its mobile phone software on Monday, as the company seeks to recapture market share from rivals. Analysts predict that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will reveal the new Windows Mobile 7 during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The software, which could be available later this year, follows Microsoft's loss of market share to Research in Motion Ltd.'s BlackBerry among business users and Apple Inc.'s iPhone among...

2010-02-10 07:00:00

REDMOND, Wash., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- What: On Feb. 15, 2010, Steve Ballmer will host a press conference to discuss Windows(R) phones at Mobile World Congress 2010. Who: Steve Ballmer, CEO, Microsoft Corp. When: 3-4 p.m. CET Where: The Garden Room Catalonia Barcelona Plaza Plaza Espana 6-8 08014 Barcelona, Spain How to View: The live...

2010-01-20 14:15:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) and Microsoft Corp. today announced the companies are contributing $1.25 million in software and cash to help Middle Tennessee nonprofit agencies better serve the community. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050825/CLTH069LOGO ) Microsoft and HCA also announced finalists for the "Innovation through Technology" grants. The announcements were made at Nashville's Downtown YMCA in a presentation given...

2009-12-08 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- DC tourism officials brought a significant boost to the city's 2010 convention calendar by securing one of the meetings and events industry's most prestigious summer gatherings, the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference. It is estimated that more than 10,000 Microsoft partners and employees will gather in DC from July 12-15, 2010, to network and share best practices, experience the latest Microsoft products and initiatives, and learn new skills and...

2009-11-24 16:05:00

REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Corp. today announced that Chris Liddell will be leaving the company at the end of 2009, and named Peter Klein as the company's new chief financial officer. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000822/MSFTLOGO) "Chris and his finance team have accomplished a great deal over the past four and a half years. The team is deep and strong, and has an excellent record of building value for our shareholders," said Steve...

2009-11-19 12:16:00

REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 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, announced record sales figures for Windows 7, and detailed the company's plans to continue to deliver shareholder value in the long term. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000822/MSFTLOGO) "Windows 7 is the simply best PC operating system we have ever...

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2009-11-05 06:15:00

Software giant Microsoft Corp. announced on Wednesday that it will be trimming off 800 more jobs on top of the 5,000 layoffs announced at the beginning of the year. "Earlier this year, we announced that in order to reduce costs, increase efficiency and prioritize our focus areas, we would eliminate approximately 5,000 positions by June 2010," Microsoft said in a statement. The initial 5,000 cut jobs represent about 5 percent of  the 96,000 employees there before June 2010. A Microsoft...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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