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Murdoch Says Microsoft Won

News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch said it was "very unlikely" his company would reach any type of deal with Yahoo and said Yahoo and Microsoft will not be involved in any type of transaction.

On the Microsoft/Yahoo deal Murdoch said," There won’t be a deal. There’s bad personal feelings."

Microsoft was in negotiations earlier this year to buy Yahoo for $47.5 billion but talks broke down in May after the two companies failed to reach an agreement.

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Murdoch Says Microsoft Won

News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch said it was "very unlikely" his company would reach any type of deal with Yahoo and said Yahoo and Microsoft will not be involved in any type of transaction.

On the Microsoft/Yahoo deal Murdoch said," There won’t be a deal. There’s bad personal feelings."

Microsoft was in negotiations earlier this year to buy Yahoo for $47.5 billion but talks broke down in May after the two companies failed to reach an agreement.

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Murdoch Says Microsoft Won

News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch said it was "very unlikely" his company would reach any type of deal with Yahoo and said Yahoo and Microsoft will not be involved in any type of transaction.

On the Microsoft/Yahoo deal Murdoch said," There won’t be a deal. There’s bad personal feelings."

Microsoft was in negotiations earlier this year to buy Yahoo for $47.5 billion but talks broke down in May after the two companies failed to reach an agreement.

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Finance Web Sites See Strong Growth

Financial news Web sites attracted more that 64 million U.S. visitors in May, an increase of 35 percent over a year ago according to comScore.

Leading the category in May was Yahoo Finance with 18.5 million visitors, up 58 percent over the previous year, trailed by AOL Money & Finance with 15.2 million visitors (up 48%) and MSN Money attracting 13.7 million visitors (up 13%). Forbes brought in 7 million visitors, an increase of 28 percent and Dow Jones & Company closely followed with 6.6 million visitors also up 28 percent.

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Microsoft Launches Resource For Nonprofits

Microsoft has announced the worldwide availability of NGO Connection, an online resource for nonprofit groups.

The online resource is aimed at helping nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) efficiently reach their goals by using technology. It will also provide a way for NGOs to network and coordinate resources.

Microsoft hopes NGO Connection will be an effective way to find technology resources, knowledge sharing, community building and real-life examples for nonprofit organizations.

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Hearst And MSN To Launch Food Site

Hearst Magazines and MSN are partnering to launch a new food Web site called Delish.com.

The two companies say Delish will launch in the fall of 2008 and will be its own brand controlled by Hearst Magazines Digital Media and distributed on MSN.

Under the terms of the deal Hearst will be responsible for the design, development and editorial content of the site. MSN will handle the advertising and the distribution of the site’s content via the MSN network.

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Microsoft Calls EU Fine “Excessive”

Microsoft has informed a European Union court that an antitrust fine of $1.4 billion against it is excessive and disproportionate.

In February the European Commission said that Microsoft used high prices to reduce competition and did not follow through on sanctions imposed against it as part of the case. Microsoft is appealing the fine it received in February.

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Orbitz Partners With MSN On Travel Services

Orbitz Worldwide has announced that it has signed a multi-year agreement with Microsoft to be the online travel agency for MSN.com’s travel portal in the U.S. and the UK.

Orbitz.com replaces the Microsoft founded Expedia in the U.S. and affiliate ebookers.com will serve the MSN UK site.

Orbitz says the deal could attract 3.5 million visitors per month to Orbitz through MSN Travel. Orbitz did not offer data on how many visitors it could bring to its ebookers site.

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NBC Online Olympic Coverage Limited

NBC will provide over 2,200 live hours of the Beijing Olympic Games for online viewing, along with live blogging, daily recaps, and 3,000 hours of highlights on demand.

NBC paid $3.5 billion to the International Olympics Committee to broadcast five Olympic Games through 2008. The event will only be available exclusively on NBCOlympics.com, with no other Web sites allowed to feature video from the Games online.

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Microsoft Announces Plan To Acquire MobiComp

A little less than one week ago, Steve Ballmer ruled out a making-up-for-Yahoo acquisition spree.  This afternoon, his word remains technically good, since MobiComp is just one company and has little to do with traditional search and advertising.

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Yahoo Rejected Microsoft Over Exclusivity Request

Even though Microsoft offered Yahoo a $9 billion deal to gain control of its search business, Yahoo would have been stuck with Microsoft as a search partner for ten years.

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Microsoft Says Yahoo Deal Was About Search

Microsoft executives said the company does not plan to make a slew of Internet acquisitions since it ended its bid for Yahoo.

There has been speculation that Microsoft would possibly buy Facebook, which it has a small stake in or Time Warner’s AOL along with a number of other companies.

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