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PC doubts lead as Microsoft profit looks set to rise

Microsoft is expected to post a 9% increase in fiscal fourth-quarter profit, but investors may be distracted by evidence of flickering PC sales.

Microsoft puts Office in the cloud as it confronts Google

Microsoft is making its biggest move into the world of cloud computing this week as it takes the wraps off a online version of its Office software.

Malicious attack hits a million web pages

More than one million website pages have been hit by a attack that injects code into sites that redirect users to a fraudulent software operation.

Microsoft’s Natal game system in stores this year

Microsoft plans to get its Natal body-gesturing gaming system into stores in time for this year's holiday shopping season.

Microsoft, Yahoo! in 10-year web-search partnership

Microsoft and Yahoo! have launched a 10-year web-search deal to challenge market leader Google.

Harrah’s gets $15bn buyout offer, shares leap

Harrah's Entertainment, the world's biggest casino operator, on Monday said it had received a -billion buyout offer from private equity firms Apollo Management and Texas Pacific Group. The proposed deal, which would rank as the fifth-largest leveraged buyout on record, signals new interest in the gambling sector for heavily funded private equity groups.

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