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Microsoft to Buy Citrix - Announcement Coming Friday or Monday???

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| Last but not least I have to ask myself will this open up a space for
| companies like Ericom and Provision Networks as an alternative to Microsoft?
| I have to believe that those people who "hate" Microsoft, for whatever out of
| control reason, will use a non Citrix (Microsoft) solution to provide access
| to the Windows based applications they need. Not to mention that it would be
| interesting to see how the open-source world thinks about the XEN hypervisor
| being owned (sponsored) by Microsoft.... Heck, Red Hat your 107 million
| acquisition of Qumranet might be an even better buy than you imagined.
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http://www.dabcc.com/article.aspx?id=8564


Recent:

UBS says Microsoft aims for $20 billion buyback: report

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| Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) will buy back
| as much as $20 billion of its stock to boost its flagging share price,
| Bloomberg News quoted a top-rated software analyst as saying.
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http://www.reuters.com/article/merge...42050020080806


Microsoft in $US20b buyback

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| She expects Microsoft to complete the repurchase - at least five times larger
| than its average per quarter in the past fiscal year - over the next three
| months.
|
| "They won't announce it until it's done,'' Ms Bellini said.
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http://business.smh.com.au/business/...0806-3r0l.html


Microsoft $20 Billion Buyback Signaled After Slump

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?p...lzB0w&refer=us


Microsoft should issue debt for a buyback--analyst

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| Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) should take on
| debt to repurchase stock as a way to revive its flagging share price, a
| financial analyst said in a new report issued on Tuesday.
|
| Friedman, Billings, Ramsey & Co analyst David Hilal called on the company to
| take advantage of its predictable cash flow and rock solid balance sheet to
| execute a leveraged buyback.
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http://www.reuters.com/article/marke...25586020080722


Eight Years of Wrongness

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| That performance record would be embarrassing enough on its own, but it comes
| in spite of going through an unprecedented amount of our cash on buybacks
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| (nearly $43 billion worth in just the past three fiscal years) and other
| * * * * ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
| schemes that were supposed to drive the stock.
|
| [...]
|
| Some readers may be surprised that I was initially a Ballmer supporter.
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http://msftextrememakeover.blogspot....wrongness.html


Microsoft loses 90 Billion Dollars [in less than a year]

http://slated.org/microsoft_loses_90_billion_dollars
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