Microsoft and Yahoo are extending the revenue-per-search guarantee piece of their search partnership by another year.
It appears Microsoft is rebranding its search alliance as the "Yahoo Bing Network" and its adCenter advertising platform as "Bing Ads."
Software giant is poised to launch a new startup/accelerator incubation effort designed to bring innovation to the company's Online Services Division.
The software giant's AdCenter hasn't produced the revenue per search that Yahoo expected when it signed a 2009 search deal. So Microsoft has extended the deal another year.
The software giant meets analyst expectations for its fiscal first quarter, seeing continued strength in its Office franchise, but only tiny growth in Windows sales.
The software giant posts solid fourth-quarter results on continued strength in its Office, server software, and Xbox video game business.
The Web giant's revenue comes in below analyst expectations, in part because of a sales staff reorganization that generated higher-than-expected turnover and left the company short-staffed to sell premium ads.
The hiring of Frank Holland comes a day after Yahoo rips the performance of Microsoft's adCenter technology.
A look at previous partnerships that Microsoft has inked with one-time foes doesn't offer much hope for its new pact with Research In Motion.
Software giant offset slowing PC sales with big gains in its Office and Xbox product lines, reporting net income of $5.23 billion and a 13 percent sales gain.