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IPO allowed Google to make big bet it can become indispensable

...December 1980 IPO. Apple's stock merely tripled in value during its first 10 years of trading. By comparison, Microsoft Corp.'s stock had soared 90-fold a decade after its March 1986 IPO and Amazon.com Inc.'s stock had climbed 40-fold...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-23/ipo-allowed-google-make-bi
Small businesses step up hiring pace as healthier economy boosts revenue

...percent in 2014, but sales of Grill Grate are already up 55 percent from this time last year.FEWER HOLDOUTSWhen Microsoft Corp. ended support for its Windows XP operating system, forcing businesses and people to find alternatives, Marcus...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-31/small-businesses-step-hiri
Volume of encrypted e-mail rising amid spying fears

...first free e-mail services to embrace TLS. Yahoo, Facebook and AOL also are encrypting their e-mail services. Microsoft Corp., whose stable of e-mail services includes the Outlook, MSN and Hotmail domains, has started encrypting many...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-06-03/volume-encrypted-e-mail-ri
Baby Bell teaming up with Microsoft Corp. on super-speed Internet access

CHICAGO -- Ameritech Corp. is teaming up with Microsoft Corp. to offer consumers and small businesses Internet access so fast it takes just 30 minutes to download the entire Encyclopaedia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/12/10/tec_218857.shtml
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The eXPiration date nears on Windows XP

One of the most popular and widely used computer operating systems is about to expire.Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday plans to stop maintaining the 13-year-old Windows XP, which by some estimates is still running on nearly one...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-04/expiration-date-nears-wind
Windows XP users told of risks and options as Microsoft prepares to pull the program's tech support

...upgrading. In addition, many consumers are buying smartphones and tablet computers instead of upgrading old PCs.Microsoft Corp. is pushing remaining XP owners to upgrade to a newer operating system, such as Windows 7 or 8. It will still be...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-07/windows-xp-users-told-risk
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...compelling content.The efforts are aimed at warding off competitive threats from Amazon.com Inc. and Hulu.com while Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo Inc. also are gearing up to buy Internet video programming from Hollywood studios.Netflix Inc. earned...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-21/business-news
Alibaba IPO poses pivotal test for Yahoo CEO

...has publicly expressed disappointment with the revenue that Yahoo has been getting from a similar search deal with Microsoft Corp. If they were combined, Yahoo and AOL also could reduce expenses and ultimately make more money by eliminating overlapping...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-07/alibaba-ipo-poses-pivotal-
Apple makes iPhones more compatible with vehicles

...work more smoothly with smartphones. The automaker already features a voice-control system called "Sync" made by Microsoft Corp. in some of its cars. Ford also offers its own touch-screen technology in its vehicles.The different choices...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-03-03/carplay-concept-advances-r
Techbits

SEATTLE - Microsoft Corp. says it has distributed about 106...LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Microsoft Corp.'s chief executive believes it's...systems from PalmSource Inc. and Microsoft Corp.Also, sales of basic PDAs are slowing...

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