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[News] [Rival] Google Whoops Microsoft's Behind

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Google Whoops Microsoft's Behind
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 02:49:01 +0100
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Google lands a new blow on Microsoft with Rentokil Initial email agreement

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| GOOGLE yesterday announced its biggest ever email 
| deal with support services firm Rentokil Initial, 
| estimated by analysts to be worth up to $3.5m 
| (Â2.2m).
| The internet giant will replace rival Microsoft, 
| after it secured the contract to provide email to 
| 35,000 of the rat catcherâs employees using its 
| Google Apps product â which includes a calendar, 
| integrated chat, email translation and video 
| communications.


Microsoft and Google battle with cloud computing

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| In the world of computer software, becoming 
| dormant or, God forbid, complacent, is a death 
| sentence.
| Microsoft is all too aware of this as they 
| struggle to keep people interested in their 
| operating systems.
| Google, a company that seems to never stop to 
| catch its breath technologically, is a rather 
| surprising threat to Microsoft â the undisputed 
| chief among the current thick-client software 
| companies. 


Googleâs Profit, Sales Top Estimates as Ads Recover (Update3) 


Earnings preview: High hopes riding on Google's 3Q

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| Microsoft renamed its search engine Bing in June 
| as part of an upgrade that has been heavily 
| promoted in a $100 million marketing campaign. So 
| far though, Google remains way out in front with 
| a nearly two-thirds share of the U.S. search 
| market compared with about 10 percent for 
| Microsoft.


Ballmer: Europe jurisdiction on Yahoo deal unclear

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| "Europe's a little confusing because the 
| Europeans have to decide which jurisdiction, 
| whether it's the European Commission or some of 
| the national competition authorities," will have 
| final say over the deal, Ballmer added.


ComScore: Google Gains More Ground Than Bing in September


Clouds Ahead for Microsoft

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| According to the New York Times, the forecast for 
| Microsoft (MSFT) is âpartly cloudy.â While the 
| company is planning a high-profile software 
| release later on this week, doubts remain whether 
| Microsoft can build as much buzz as its rivals. 
| Its chief software architect says the company is 
| reinventing itself or at least trying to.



Schmidt: âAndroid Adoption Is About To Explodeâ

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| During Googleâs third quarter earnings conference call
| today, one message came out loud and clear: Googleâs
| mobile strategy is starting to pay off. âAndroid
| adoption is about to explode,â declared CEO Eric
| Schmidt, explaining that all the ânecessary
| conditionsâ are set for growth: There are now 12
| Android phones out there (most recently the Motorola
| Cliq) across 32 carriers in 26 countries.

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