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1. 2016-09-26 Disney and Microsoft reportedly mulling bid for Twitter Twitter
2016-06-13 Microsoft to pay $26.2 billion for LinkedInís contacts LinkedIn
D. 2014-12-12 Facebook Dumps Microsoft Facebook
4. 2014-10-13 Salesforce and Microsoft integrate software San Francisco
F. 2014-06-15 Bill Gates pleads with Stanford grads to improve the world
G. 2014-05-29 Microsoft, Salesforce.com announce partnership San Francisco
H. 2014-04-03 Microsoft relocating to S.F. Financial District 555 California St, SF Downtown
8. 2013-07-01 Zynga CEO steps down, Microsoft exec to take post San Francisco
9. 2013-06-05 Microsoft buys Yammer for $1.2B San Francisco

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year 2016 Top ^

Sep.26
Jun.13
  It's the Redmond, Wash., software giantís largest acquisition to date that make it more powerful challenger to Google, Salesforce and Oracle


year 2014 Top ^

Dec.12  Facebook Dumps Microsoft Oct.13  Salesforce and Microsoft integrate software Jun.15  Bill Gates pleads with Stanford grads to improve the world May.29  Microsoft, Salesforce.com announce partnership Apr.3  Microsoft relocating to S.F. Financial District

year 2013 Top ^

Jul.1 Zynga CEO steps down, Microsoft exec to take post
  San Francisco: Zynga says its CEO, Mark Pincus, is stepping down to be replaced by Don Mattrick, the head of Microsoft's Xbox business
Jun.5 Microsoft buys Yammer for $1.2B. San Francisco

year 2012 Top ^

Jun.15 Microsoft Said to Agree to Acquire Yammer for $1.2B
. San Francisco Apr.23  Facebook pays Microsoft $550 million for AOL patents

year 2011 Top ^

Nov.23 Microsoft agreed to scrutinize Yahoo
Aug.5 Google, Microsoft patent spat escalates  Now, Google is accusing Microsoft, Apple and others of launching a 'hostile organized campaign' against its Android operating system May.11  Ebay to make $1.4 billion on Skype deal May.9 Microsoft near deal to buy Skype  eBay: Microsoft Corp. is nearing a deal to buy the popular Internet telephone service. Ebay bought Skype for $2.6 billion and sell 70% Feb.1  Google accuses Microsoft Bing of cheating

year 2010 Top ^

Nov.18  M-soft, Facebook strengthen partnership Oct.8 Adobe surges on Microsoft report
May.26 Apple passes Microsoft by capitalization  Apple becomes the largest technology company in the world. Apple's shares rose to $248.47, pushing its market cap up to $226 billion

year 2009 Top ^

Oct.21 Twitter Is Friend Of Google, Microsoft
Aug.21 Tech giants unite against Google. Yahoo Aug.4 MSFT to hire 400 from Yahoo  Microsoft will hire at least 400 workers if government regulators approve the companies' proposed Internet search partnership Jul.29 Microsoft and Yahoo seal web deal
  Yahoo and Microsoft have announced a long-rumoured internet search deal that will help the companies take on chief rival Google.    Bing search engine will power the Yahoo site and Yahoo will become the advertising sales team for Microsoft's online offering. Yahoo will get to keep...
Jul.7 New Oper. System To Take On Microsoft
  Google: Google is developing a new operating system for laptop computers in its boldest challenge yet to Microsoft's control over computing experience Apr.10 Microsoft, Yahoo Chiefs Meet on linkups Mar.3 Yahoo: Quiet On MS Talks Jan.17 Microsoft's Ballmer met Yahoo chairman  Microsoft's chief executive, Steve Ballmer, met with Roy Bostock in New York. The news follows reports of a conversation between Bartz and B...

year 2008 Top ^

Dec.10 Investor pushes Yahoo to sell search unit
Nov.7 Microsoft: No interest in buying Yahoo Jul.13 Yahoo turns down another Microsoft offer
  Yahoo rejected an offer to sell its Internet search business to Microsoft. and leave the remainder of the company in control of Carl Icahn.    The complex deal would have meant a major dismantling of Yahoo; the sale of its coveted search e...
Jul.7 M-soft wants to negotiate with new board. Yahoo Jul.2 Microsoft Exploring Partnership For Yahoo Jun.4 Investor steps up Yahoo campaign  Outraged by new details about Yahoo efforts to complicate Microsoft takeover bid, Carl Icahn says he believes Yahoo's board will have to be ... Jun.2 Documents show Yahoo-Microsoft saga May.18 Microsoft gives Yahoo bid another go
  Microsoft has made a new, downsized offer to cooperate with the Web portal while leaving the door open to a merger down the road May.5 Shares Plummet After Microsoft Rejection. Yahoo May.4 CEO on hot seat after rebuffing Microsoft. Yahoo May.3 Microsoft walks away from Yahoo
  Microsoft has dropped its 3-month-old bid to buy internet firm because the two sides cannot agree on an acceptable sale price May.2 Microsoft sweetened bid for Yahoo Apr.26 Yahoo mum as Microsoft's deadline passes  Yahoo Inc. is setting the stage for the next chapter in the three-month standoff of technology titan Apr.24 Microsoft Won't Increase Bid For Yahoo Apr.11 Fierce battle over Yahoo/Microsoft deal. Google Apr.5 Microsoft gives Yahoo deadline for deal  The ultimatum, revealed in a letter from CEO Steve Ballmer to Yahoo's board, underscores impatience with the two-month merger saga Mar.15 Yahoo, Microsoft hold informal talks  Microsoft Corp. executives met with their counterparts to lobby for a friendly merger Mar.5 Board meeting postponed to stave off bid  Yahoo: Yahoo has extended the deadline for nominating members to its board, a move that delays Microsoft from trying a hostile takeover Feb.11 Yahoo officially rejects Microsoft's takeover  Yahoo Inc.'s board is saying that it 'substantially undervalues' the Web portal, but at the same time, left the door open for a counter offer Feb.1 Microsoft makes unsolicited $44.6b bid
  Yahoo: Microsoft has made an aggressive bid to buy struggling behemoth, in hopes that the combined forces would create a formidable competitor Google
 The offer leaves the decision in the hands of Yahoo's board. In making the unsolicited public acquisition offer, MS is hoping to force Yahoo's investors to support the deal as they bemoan a slumping share price. The surprise offer of $31 per share seizes on Yahoo's weakness while Microsoft tries to muscle up in a high-stakes battle with Google likely to define the technology for years to come. Yahoo said it will 'carefully and promptly' study the bid


year 2007 Top ^

Oct.24 Microsoft Puts $240M In Facebook  Rapidly rising Internet star has sold a 1.6% stake to Microsoft, spurning a competing offer from online search leader Google May.4 Reports: Microsoft Pursuing Yahoo  Microsoft is resuming its pursuit of search engine operator that could help it better compete with search leader Google. Yahoo shares surged... Feb.6 Gates speaks at cyber security conference  San Francisco: Microsoft Corp. Chairman: Keeping information secure in this age of laptop-lugging workers is the most formidable challenge

year 2005 Top ^

Dec.23 Google settles hiring suit Oct.4 Google, Sun target Microsoft Office

year 2004 Top ^

Apr.2 Sun settles with Microsoft, cuts 3,300 job
  Struggling server maker reached a sweeping, $1.6 billion settlement and plans to cooperate with its longtime nemesis

year 2003 Top ^

Jul.28 Immersion gets $26 million from Microsoft
. San Jose

year 2002 Top ^

Dec.23 Microsoft Ordered to Carry Sun's Java
Aug.1 Microsoft ex-president named CEO. Milpitas Apr.25 Gates addresses minorities conference. San Jose Mar.8 Sun sues Microsoft Jan.22 Microsoft eliminates UltimateTV division. Mountain View


Google, Microsoft patent spat escalates  Now, Google is accusing Microsoft, Apple and others of launching a 'hostile organized campaign' against its Android operating system Google settles hiring suit Immersion gets $26 million from Microsoft. San Jose Microsoft Ordered to Carry Sun's Java Sun sues Microsoft Twitter Is Friend Of Google, Microsoft Tech giants unite against Google. Yahoo MSFT to hire 400 from Yahoo  Microsoft will hire at least 400 workers if government regulators approve the companies' proposed Internet search partnership Microsoft and Yahoo seal web deal




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Microsoft, Business Software Timeline ... See Bay Area Software timeline, World Software timeline Top ^
2014
Dec.12  Facebook Dumps Microsoft
Oct.13  Salesforce and Microsoft integrate software
May.29  Microsoft, Salesforce.com announce partnership
2012
Apr.23  Facebook pays Microsoft $550 million for AOL patents
2011
Feb.1  Google accuses Microsoft Bing of cheating
2010
Nov.18  M-soft, Facebook strengthen partnership
2009
Oct.21
Aug.21
Aug.4
Jul.29
  Yahoo and Microsoft have announced a long-rumoured internet search deal that will help the companies take on chief rival Google.    Bing search engine will power the Yahoo site and Yahoo will become the advertising sales team for Microsoft's online offering. Yahoo will get to keep...
Jul.7 New Oper. System To Take On Microsoft
  Google: Google is developing a new operating system for laptop computers in its boldest challenge yet to Microsoft's control over computing experience 2008 Dec.10 Investor pushes Yahoo to sell search unit Apr.11 Fierce battle over Yahoo/Microsoft deal. Google



Microsoft, Business Merger and Acquisition Timeline ... See Bay Area Merger and Acquisition timeline, World Merger and Acquisition timeline Top ^
2016 Sep.26 Disney and Microsoft reportedly mulling bid for Twitter
Jun.13 Microsoft to pay $26.2 billion for LinkedInís contacts
  It's the Redmond, Wash., software giantís largest acquisition to date that make it more powerful challenger to Google, Salesforce and Oracle
2013 Jun.5 Microsoft buys Yammer for $1.2B. San Francisco 2012 Jun.15 Microsoft Said to Agree to Acquire Yammer for $1.2B. San Francisco 2011 Nov.23 Microsoft agreed to scrutinize Yahoo May.11  Ebay to make $1.4 billion on Skype deal May.9 Microsoft near deal to buy Skype  eBay: Microsoft Corp. is nearing a deal to buy the popular Internet telephone service. Ebay bought Skype for $2.6 billion and sell 70% 2009 Mar.3 Yahoo: Quiet On MS Talks Jan.17 Microsoft's Ballmer met Yahoo chairman  Microsoft's chief executive, Steve Ballmer, met with Roy Bostock in New York. The news follows reports of a conversation between Bartz and B... 2008 Nov.7 Microsoft: No interest in buying Yahoo Jul.13 Yahoo turns down another Microsoft offer
  Yahoo rejected an offer to sell its Internet search business to Microsoft. and leave the remainder of the company in control of Carl Icahn.    The complex deal would have meant a major dismantling of Yahoo; the sale of its coveted search e...
Jul.7 M-soft wants to negotiate with new board. Yahoo Jul.2 Microsoft Exploring Partnership For Yahoo Jun.2 Documents show Yahoo-Microsoft saga May.18 Microsoft gives Yahoo bid another go
  Microsoft has made a new, downsized offer to cooperate with the Web portal while leaving the door open to a merger down the road May.3 Microsoft walks away from Yahoo  Microsoft has dropped its 3-month-old bid to buy internet firm because the two sides cannot agree on an acceptable sale price May.2 Microsoft sweetened bid for Yahoo Apr.26 Yahoo mum as Microsoft's deadline passes  Yahoo Inc. is setting the stage for the next chapter in the three-month standoff of technology titan Apr.24 Microsoft Won't Increase Bid For Yahoo Apr.5 Microsoft gives Yahoo deadline for deal  The ultimatum, revealed in a letter from CEO Steve Ballmer to Yahoo's board, underscores impatience with the two-month merger saga Mar.15 Yahoo, Microsoft hold informal talks  Microsoft Corp. executives met with their counterparts to lobby for a friendly merger Mar.5 Board meeting postponed to stave off bid  Yahoo: Yahoo has extended the deadline for nominating members to its board, a move that delays Microsoft from trying a hostile takeover Feb.11 Yahoo officially rejects Microsoft's takeover  Yahoo Inc.'s board is saying that it 'substantially undervalues' the Web portal, but at the same time, left the door open for a counter offer Feb.1 Microsoft makes unsolicited $44.6b bid
  Yahoo: Microsoft has made an aggressive bid to buy struggling behemoth, in hopes that the combined forces would create a formidable competitor Google
 The offer leaves the decision in the hands of Yahoo's board. In making the unsolicited public acquisition offer, MS is hoping to force Yahoo's investors to support the deal as they bemoan a slumping share price. The surprise offer of $31 per share seizes on Yahoo's weakness while Microsoft tries to muscle up in a high-stakes battle with Google likely to define the technology for years to come. Yahoo said it will 'carefully and promptly' study the bid
2007 Oct.24 Microsoft Puts $240M In Facebook  Rapidly rising Internet star has sold a 1.6% stake to Microsoft, spurning a competing offer from online search leader Google May.4 Reports: Microsoft Pursuing Yahoo  Microsoft is resuming its pursuit of search engine operator that could help it better compete with search leader Google. Yahoo shares surged...



Microsoft, Business Business Leaders Timeline ... See Bay Area Business Leaders timeline, World Business Leaders timeline Top ^
2013 Jul.1 Zynga CEO steps down, Microsoft exec to take post
  San Francisco: Zynga says its CEO, Mark Pincus, is stepping down to be replaced by Don Mattrick, the head of Microsoft's Xbox business
2009 Apr.10 Microsoft, Yahoo Chiefs Meet on linkups 2008 Jun.4 Investor steps up Yahoo campaign  Outraged by new details about Yahoo efforts to complicate Microsoft takeover bid, Carl Icahn says he believes Yahoo's board will have to be ... May.4 CEO on hot seat after rebuffing Microsoft. Yahoo 2007 Feb.6 Gates speaks at cyber security conference  San Francisco: Microsoft Corp. Chairman: Keeping information secure in this age of laptop-lugging workers is the most formidable challenge 2002 Aug.1 Microsoft ex-president named CEO. Milpitas Apr.25 Gates addresses minorities conference. San Jose



Microsoft, Business Stocks Timeline ... See Bay Area Stocks timeline, World Stocks timeline Top ^
2010 Oct.8 Adobe surges on Microsoft report
2008 May.5 Shares Plummet After Microsoft Rejection. Yahoo



Microsoft, Business Commercial Real Estate Timeline ... See Bay Area Commercial Real Estate timeline, World Commercial Real Estate timeline Top ^
2014 Apr.3  Microsoft relocating to S.F. Financial District



Microsoft, Business Job Cut Timeline ... See Bay Area Job Cut timeline, World Job Cut timeline Top ^
2004 Apr.2 Sun settles with Microsoft, cuts 3,300 job  Struggling server maker reached a sweeping, $1.6 billion settlement and plans to cooperate with its longtime nemesis 2002 Jan.22 Microsoft eliminates UltimateTV division
. Mountain View



Microsoft, Business Business Obituary Timeline ... See Bay Area Business Obituary timeline, World Business Obituary timeline Top ^
2014 Jun.15  Bill Gates pleads with Stanford grads to improve the world



Microsoft, Business High Tech Business Timeline ... See Bay Area High Tech Business timeline, World High Tech Business timeline Top ^
2010 May.26 Apple passes Microsoft by capitalization  Apple becomes the largest technology company in the world. Apple's shares rose to $248.47, pushing its market cap up to $226 billion 2005 Oct.4 Google, Sun target Microsoft Office