Microsoft girds for new battles

The software giant is ready to throw piles of dollars at new business efforts, particularly online services.

CNET News staff
2 min read
The Redmond, Wash., software maker gets ready to throw more of its billions of dollars at new business efforts, particularly its online services. Its researchers are also keeping busy.

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How far is it from Redmond to the Seattle airport?

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Picturing a 10-gigapixel photo

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Microsoft to buy a stake in Yahoo?

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The New York Times
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