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Yahoo Gains Internet Search Share; Microsoft Loses

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| Yahoo had about 20.2 percent of queries in September, up from 19.6 percent in
| August, Reston, Virginia-based ComScore said today in an e-mail. Microsoft's
| share fell to 8.5 percent from 8.9 percent. Google Inc. handled 62.9 percent,
| compared with 63 percent in August.
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http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?p...q.I&refer=home

Microsoft search gimmicks mostly fizzle

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| But overall, those initiatives haven't had a lasting impact on Microsoft's
| share of the market.
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http://www.techflash.com/microsoft/M...ly_fizzle.html


Recent:

Google Gets 70% of U.S. Searches

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| But Google's gain led to lower numbers for other search companies. Yahoo Inc.
| received 19.62% of U.S. searches in June, down from 21.31% last year, while
| MSN Search received 5.46%, down from 9.85% in June 2007.
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http://www.pcworld.com/businesscente..._searches.html


More Microsoft Live Search Bribery

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| Just using Microsoft online services isn't enough to get your ticket punched,
| though. You must run Internet Explorer (6.0 or higher) when you use those
| services. Even visiting getsearchperks.com with Firefox or Opera is a futile
| exercise; you will have to start IE to see what goodies the site has to
| offer. Oh, and if you sign up you'll have to install the Perk Counter toolbar
| to let Microsoft keep track of your tickets.
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http://www.informationweek.com/blog/...microsoft.html


A Microsoft Midlife Crisis?

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| Is Microsoft undergoing a midlife crisis? The software titan's recent mergers
| and acquisitions track record suggests as much. In an attempt to keep up with
| Google and other Web 2.0 stars, Microsoft looks as if it is getting pushed
| around at the bargaining table. The latest act of profligacy came yesterday
| when it paid a whopping premium to acquire Fast Search & Transfer for $1.2
| billion.
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http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1199...oo_hs&ru=yahoo


Microsoft's Market Cap Falls $24B in 17 Days

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| Microsoft is on the list. Today, the stock closed at $25.01 a share, down
| $2.39, or 8.72 percent.
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http://www.microsoft-watch.com/conte...129TX1K0000535


Microsoft calls on Congress to reconsider bailout

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| Following the massive Wall Street sell-off, Microsoft on Monday called on
| Congress to revisit its bailout decision, saying government action
| is "vitally important."
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http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-10...=2547-1_3-0-20


Ballmer: Congress must 'stabilize' financial crisis

http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-10...=2547-1_3-0-20


Ballmer says Microsoft not immune from global crisis

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080930/...CBr9O.m4K573QA


Microsoft loses 90 Billion Dollars

http://slated.org/microsoft_loses_90_billion_dollars


Ex-Microsoft boss sentenced

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/busine...ftcourt19.html
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