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2006-07-28 12:30:00

REDMOND, Washington (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp. on Thursday failed to quash fears that a new version of its Windows software system would be further delayed, stirring concerns that a new technology cycle tied to the upgrade could be put on hold. This uncertainty over when Microsoft and the rest of hi-tech would benefit from the surge in revenue growth that typically accompanies a major Windows upgrade led Microsoft's shares to close down 2 percent at $23.87 on the Nasdaq on Thursday. "We will...

2006-06-17 09:55:00

NEW YORK -- Microsoft Corp. is developing a music and video device to compete with Apple's iPod and creating its own music service to rival Apple's iTunes, sources familiar with the plans said on Friday. Robbie Bach, a rising star at Microsoft who headed development of the Xbox video game business, is overseeing the project, one source said. The company has held licensing discussions with the music industry and is already demonstrating the entertainment device, the sources told Reuters....

2006-01-05 12:49:59

NEW YORK -- Microsoft Corp. expects to ship as many as 5.5 million units of its Xbox 360 video game console worldwide by the end of June 2006, Chairman and co-founder Bill Gates said on Wednesday. In a speech at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Gates said the company expects between 4.5 million and 5.5 million units of the game console to ship, according to a company statement. More than 50 Xbox 360 games geared for high-definition TV will be available by the end of...

Word of the Day
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'