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2010-07-12 13:29:58

Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer displayed about 20 new tablet-style devices running the Windows 7 operating system at a conference on Monday. Ballmer said at the company's annual partner conference in Washington, D.C. that new Windows-powered tablet or slate devices are in the pipeline from Acer Inc, Dell Inc, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd, Toshiba Corp, Sony Corp and a dozen other PC makers. "This year, one of the most important things that we will do in the smart device category...

2010-05-25 11:00:00

REDMOND, Wash., May 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Corp. today announced that Robbie Bach, president of the Entertainment and Devices (E&D) Division, will retire from the company this fall. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000822/MSFTLOGO) Underscoring the strength of the leadership teams in place for the entertainment and mobile businesses, the company announced that Senior Vice President Don Mattrick will continue to lead the Interactive Entertainment Business...

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2010-05-20 14:10:00

Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's chief executive, said Wednesday that the company is betting that the future of computing is in the Internet "cloud." "Cloud computing represents the next frontier," Ballmer said at an annual gathering of corporate chief executives at Microsoft's campus in Redmond, Washington. "We've been betting or investing in the cloud for about ten years and in earnest for about six or seven years." When the economy spiraled last year cloud computing became more popular. ...

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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...


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