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Microsoft

Submission + - Microsoft wants pay as you go computing...

penguinbrat writes: "According to cnn.com... U.S. patent application number 20080319910, published on Christmas Day, details Microsoft's vision of a situation where a "standard model" of PC is given away or heavily subsidized by someone in the supply chain. The end user then pays to use the computer, with charges based on both the length of usage time and the performance levels utilized, along with a "one-time charge.""
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Submission + - Microsoft Offers to Buy Yahoo for $44.6 Billion (bloomberg.com)

penguinbrat writes: Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer is making the biggest-ever technology takeover after failing to compete with Google in a market that may almost double to $80 billion by 2010. Google's growth has outstripped the pace set by Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft in every quarter since Google's 2004 initial public offering as its search engine won more users.

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