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[News] [Rival] Microsoft Admits Struggling in Google's Turf

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Microsoft Hits Brick Wall With Online Advertising

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| Microsoft has admitted it is struggling to gain online advertisers, with 
| Google gobbling up as much as 60 per cent of the search-based advertising 
| market, according to a report in The Independent.  


Its tug of war between Microsoft Word & Google Docs

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| However, creation of a new document can be done online only. Any changes that 
| a user makes to the documents locally will automatically get synched to 
| Google Docs, the next time the user connects to the Internet.  
| According to Meredith Whittaker, Program manager, Google, "Google Docs is all 
| about being able to share and collaborate, and now we're taking the idea of 
| sharing a step further."  


For off-line access there's also OpenOffice.org, which has just earned this new
good review:

A Review of Open Office 3.0 Beta

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| Overall I really like the interface and the speed of Open Office 3.0 Beta. It 
| also works great when you need something for typing notes, though do not try 
| to save anything as that is when all of the crashes seem to happen on my 
| system.   



Microsoft stock drops amid slumping sales

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| Microsoft Corp., whose Windows software dominates the personal-computer
| market, fell 6.2 percent Fridayin Nasdaq trading after sales slumped, casting
| doubt on whether PC demand can hold up in a slowing economy. The software
| maker reported a 24 percent drop in sales of Windows last quarter and
| forecast earnings that may miss analysts' estimates.
| [...]
| "The risk is that Linux gets a foothold and then affects their long-term
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| revenue significantly."


Is Microsoft Aura Fading?

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| Yesterday's early relief rally reversed, and Microsoft's value has now fallen
| by more than $30 billion since it unveiled its bid for Yahoo on February 1.


Microsoft says to borrow money for Yahoo deal

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| Microsoft Corp said on Monday it may borrow money for the first time in its
| history to fund a portion of its $44.6 billion unsolicited offer for Yahoo
| Inc.


Is Microsoft Now Banned from EU Contracts?


Euro MP thinks Microsoft should be banned from government contracts

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