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Rob Spiegel
Investment Firm Pres. Calls on Microsoft to Boot Ballmer
05/26/11 12:05 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 799 Words

Greenlight Capital President David Einhorn has reportedly called for Microsoft's CEO, Steve Ballmer, to step down. Einhorn spoke on the subject Wednesday at the Ira Sohn Investment Conference in New York City. Einhorn showed support for Microsoft in general, recommending the company's...

Rob Spiegel
Microsoft Musters $8.5B to Snatch Skype From Google's Jaws
05/10/11 12:02 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 838 Words

... "Glee" parlance, it looks like the football coach just sat down at the cool kids' lunch table. Microsoft announced on Tuesday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Skype for US$8.5 billion in cash from an investor group led...

Richard Adhikari
Microsoft Could Muscle Back Into the Mobile Market
03/11/11 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1068 Words

... turmoil surrounding Microsoft's efforts in the mobile market last year and the spectacularly rapid changes in this sector has raised concern about the company's hopes of ever catching up to the competition. Product miscues and a loss of high-profile personnel have...

Maria Verlengia
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Lets Sales Pros Work in Familiar Territory
02/21/11 5:00 AM PT | CRM Buyer | 820 Words

... Microsoft Dynamics CRM provides customers with rich sales force automation capabilities in addition to marketing automation, customer data management, customer service and analytics , Bill Patterson, director of product management for Microsoft Dynamics, told CRM Buyer. It offers customers the choice of...

Maria Verlengia
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Aims to Amplify the Power of Productivity
12/13/10 5:00 AM PT | CRM Buyer | 808 Words

... Microsoft Dynamics CRM provides customers with a complete customer service solution, including marketing , service automation and sales capabilities. Microsoft currently offers Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 as either an on-premise option or a partner-hosted version; Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online is a version...

Richard Adhikari
Microsoft's Head Is in the Clouds
11/01/10 7:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1031 Words

... was pretty much all about the cloud at Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference, held last week at its Redmond, Wash., corporate campus. CEO Steve Ballmer and other executives spoke about how the software giant's latest developments span the PC, the mobile phone...

Jeff Kagan
Windows Phone 7: Will Microsoft Hit It Out of the Park This Time?
10/28/10 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1683 Words

... Microsoft has been trying to crack open the enormous opportunity in the cellular industry for a decade. CEO Steve Ballmer always says the company's software is terrific, but it has never seemed to move the needle. Could that be about to change?

Sidney Hill
Microsoft Defies Russian Government's Efforts to Stifle Opposition
09/14/10 10:47 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 635 Words

... Microsoft may find itself at odds with the Russian government after creating a new license permitting free use of its software by certain nonprofit organizations and small newspapers in more than 30 countries around the world. Plans for this new license were...

Rob Enderle
A View of Microsoft: Improved, but ...
08/02/10 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1253 Words

... week, Microsoft held its Financial Analyst Meeting (FAM). Companies hold these to showcase their offerings and initiatives to the analysts that take positions on the firm, and given how regularly Apple and Google have appeared to be kicking Microsoft around lately, it...

Katherine Noyes
The Things Microsoft Could Do to Make Up For It All
07/12/10 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1412 Words

... may be America's favorite pastime, but here in the Linux blogosphere, grumbling about Microsoft is surely the next best thing. "Microsoft is still paying for the bad old days of arrogance and dubious business practices," noted ZDNet UK's Mary Branscombe in a...

Erika Morphy
Microsoft Asks for Rehearing as Word Injunction Takes Effect
01/11/10 11:34 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 813 Words

... Microsoft is asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit for a rehearing of its affirmation in December of a lower court's jury verdict that Microsoft infringed on patents held by a Toronto-based company, i4i . While awaiting the court's...

Rob Enderle
How Google Could Kill Microsoft (and Maybe Apple) and Vice Versa
12/07/09 4:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1708 Words

... been spending a lot of time thinking about the battle between Google and Microsoft and how it is largely counterproductive for both companies. Since I spent a lot of my life in competitive analysis , I thought it might be fun to...

Katherine Noyes
Is There Room for Microsoft at the Linux Table?
11/09/09 4:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1233 Words

Reality Bites Redmond
Over at Microsoft , of course, the news wasn't quite so good.

Layoffs were the watchword of the week in Redmond, as Mini-Microsoft reported on Wednesday, and some have been wondering if Android is at least...

Richard Adhikari
Microsoft Budges on Browsers to Appease EC
10/07/09 12:19 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 884 Words

... European Commission on Wednesday announced that it will test a new Microsoft plan that could end a long-running battle the two entities have been having over Web browsers. Microsoft has, in essence, agreed to offer Windows users a choice of browsers bundled...

Richard Adhikari
Will Microsoft Keep 2 Windows Open in Mobile?
08/20/09 1:20 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 841 Words

... report has surfaced that Microsoft will continue to offer Windows Mobile 6.5 even after it releases WinMo 7 next year. The story, published in the Digitimes blog on Wednesday, quoted unnamed sources at handset makers in Taiwan.

Microsoft has been losing...

Richard Adhikari
Microsoft Opens Office in Nokia Smartphones
08/12/09 12:13 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 755 Words

Nokia and Microsoft on Wednesday announced they are teaming up to create and offer mobile enterprise applications in a bid to tap the fast-growing mobile apps market. Apps could constitute the next gold rush for the mobile industry, and carriers and smartphone vendors...

Rob Enderle
Microsoft Makes Apple Eat Humble Apple Pie
07/20/09 4:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1232 Words

... generally more attention on the fight between Microsoft and Google this decade than on the fight between Apple and Microsoft. That's because Google seems to represent the future, while Apple and Microsoft are often seen as anachronisms from a prior age. However,...

Erika Morphy
Microsoft, EC May Forge Settlement of Antitrust Charges
07/08/09 11:28 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 731 Words

... Microsoft reportedly is in preliminary talks to settle two pending antitrust investigations now before the European Commission. Microsoft wants to end these probes before the Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes leaves office at the end of the year, according to the scuttlebutt. Microsoft...

Jack M. Germain
Microsoft Puts C#, CLI Under No-Lawsuit Umbrella
07/08/09 4:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 828 Words

... Microsoft made good Tuesday on a promise it made months ago to the open source community that it would not sue software developers who use its EMCA C# programming language and Common Language Infrastructure, or CLI . This announcement aims to calm...

Rob Enderle
The Irony of Failure: Apple, Microsoft ... and Google?
05/04/09 4:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1418 Words

In the cases of Apple and Microsoft , the top people in each company forgot about the epiphanies they had early in their careers -- for Microsoft, a couple come to mind. Google's case is perhaps the most tragic: Its top execs likely...

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