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US Tech Giant Microsoft Facing New EU Penalty

Posted July 17th, 2012 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The European Union is threatening to impose a stiff fine on U.S. technology giant Microsoft because the company failed to give European customers a choice of web browsers. Microsoft apologized on Tuesday for what it called a “technical error” in failing to offer 28 million European users of its Windows 7 operating system a choice […]

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Microsoft and NBC News Part Company

Posted July 16th, 2012 at 12:50 am (UTC-5)
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Software giant Microsoft has parted company with NBC News Comcast, the company that owns NBC News, has acquired full control of the MSNBC.com website. The dissolution of the 16-year-old joint venture was announced late Sunday. The financial details of the breakup were not disclosed. Microsoft is set to launch its own news operation later this […]

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EU Court Upholds Fine in Microsoft Antitrust Ruling

Posted June 27th, 2012 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A European Court has upheld a massive fine against computer software giant Microsoft, ending a decade-long antitrust case. In a ruling Wednesday, judges at the European Union General Court rejected Microsoft’s request to dismiss a $1.3 billion fine imposed against it by the European Commission for defying an earlier order to share data with rivals. […]

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Microsoft Enters Tablet Computer Market

Posted June 19th, 2012 at 12:55 am (UTC-5)
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Microsoft has unveiled its first-ever tablet computer to compete with Apple’s popular iPad. The U.S. technology giant unveiled its Surface tablet computer Monday during an event in Los Angeles. The new device will operate on Microsoft’s Windows RT system, and can be attached to a cover that has a touch keyboard. Microsoft did not give […]

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Microsoft Teams With Baidu on English Searches in China

Posted July 4th, 2011 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Chinese Internet company Baidu says it has reached an agreement with Microsoft to provide English-language results generated by the U.S. software company’s Bing search engine. The agreement, announced Monday, will automatically direct English search requests to Bing and its results will be displayed in pages in Baidu’s search engine. Baidu, which is primarily a Chinese-language […]

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