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Microsoft's Desperate Move

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| Microsoft on Tuesday appeared to hedge its bets on a deal with Yahoo!,
| reiterating its stance that it has many ways to grow its ad business with or
| without the Web portal. "Yahoo! is just part of our strategy," Siebrecht
| said. "We'll get there through organic investment and acquisition. There are
| other companies out there that could help accelerate that as well."
|
| That message is getting really old, Microsoft. You've either got a game plan
| or you don't.
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http://www.forbes.com/technology/ent..._0521msft.html

Microsoft's Antitrust Case, 10 Years Later

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| In the Freedom to Tinker blog this week, Professor Ed Felten started a series
| of entries marking the 10 years since the Department of Justice brought its
| antitrust case against Microsoft. The past decade has brought a lot of
| changes for Microsoft as well as the entire industry. But if you're wondering
| where things are headed for Microsoft, it might be instructive to look at
| what happened to IBM.
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http://www.informationweek.com/blog/...ofts_anti.html


Recent:

Is Microsoft Aura Fading?

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| Yesterday's early relief rally reversed, and Microsoft's value has now fallen
| by more than $30 billion since it unveiled its bid for Yahoo on February 1.
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http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1210...googlenews_wsj


Microsoft stock drops amid slumping sales

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| Microsoft Corp., whose Windows software dominates the personal-computer
| market, fell 6.2 percent Fridayin Nasdaq trading after sales slumped, casting
| doubt on whether PC demand can hold up in a slowing economy. The software
| maker reported a 24 percent drop in sales of Windows last quarter and
| forecast earnings that may miss analysts' estimates. * *
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| [...]
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| "The risk is that Linux gets a foothold and then affects their long-term
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| revenue significantly."
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http://www.sltrib.com/business/ci_9061263
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