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Microsoft says demand for Vista is strong: 180 million licenses sold

180 million licenses sold

Microsoft says demand for Vista is strong: 180 million licenses sold


Redmond (WA) – There was a small number hiding in Microsoft’s FQ4 (CQ2) quarter release – a number we did not catch initially: The company said 180 million Windows Vista licenses have been sold so far and that demand for the operating system has been growing over the past year. However, if those numbers are right, and if previous sales numbers provided by Microsoft are right as well, then demand may actually be slowing.
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Microsoft to cut Xbox 360 price this weekend

Microsoft to cut Xbox 360 price this weekend

Microsoft to cut Xbox 360 price this weekend


Chicago (IL) – Rumors about Microsoft planning to cut the price of its Xbox 360 game console, but now there appears to be sufficient evidence that such a move is imminent: Flyers and internal memos posted on the Internet suggest that the price of the Xbox 360 Pro (Premium) console – Microsoft’s volume system – will drop by $50 from $349.99 to $299.99.
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Microsoft to unveil DirectX 11 at XNA Gamefest

Microsoft to unveil DirectX 11 at XNA Gamefest

Microsoft to unveil DirectX 11 at XNA Gamefest


Seattle (WA) – Microsoft will take the wraps off DirectX 11 at its annual XNA Gamefest, which is scheduled to take place on July 22 and 23 in Seattle, TG Daily has learned.
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The hits and misses of Microsoft

As Bill Gates finally bows out of Microsoft to pursue his charity interests, we look at some of the hits and misses of the software company he founded.

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Microsoft’s Yahoo strategy: Betting on Yang

Will he or won\'t he

As Yahoo continues to hammer out plans for a corporate reorganization, Steve Ballmer is still eying a possible search deal.

While Microsoft has “no interest” in buying all of Yahoo, top management is still contemplating whether to go back to Yahoo with a sweetened search deal, according to a person familiar with the company’s thinking.
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Microsoft After Gates. (And Bill After Microsoft.)

Microsoft After Gates.

In some respects, this week won’t be terribly different for Bill Gates than the previous 1,712 weeks he has spent working full-time at Microsoft, the company he co-founded as a teenager. The 52-year-old icon has some one-on-one meetings scheduled with a few of his top technical executives. He has some customer meetings. And, as often happens, he’ll go to the television studio on Microsoft’s Redmond, Wash., campus to tape a few messages for events he won’t be able to attend. In addition, he says, “I hope to write a few memos.”
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