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July 18, 2008 3:02 PM

Former Microsoft employee gets 22 months for fraud scheme

Posted by Benjamin J. Romano

Seattle Times business reporter Isaac Arnsdorf filed this dispatch on the sentencing today of Carolyn M. Gudmundson:

Carolyn M. Gudmundson, the former Microsoft employee who pleaded guilty in January to embezzling about $1 million, was sentenced in federal court today to 22 months in prison.

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July 18, 2008 11:42 AM

U.S. search market share trend reversed in June: Google down, Microsoft and Yahoo up

Posted by Benjamin J. Romano

Did anyone hear a cheer go up from RedWest just now? Microsoft's Internet search-market share had its first up-tick this year, according to just-released data from comScore.

The company's Live Search engine gained almost a percentage point of U.S. market share from May to June, though it still trails far behind Google.

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July 18, 2008 10:10 AM

Microsoft shares fall after earnings news, analysts react

Posted by Benjamin J. Romano

Microsoft's stock has not recovered from the tumble it took in after-hours trading Thursday. At 10:15 this morning, shares were down $2.06, 7.5 percent lower than the $27.52 closing price Thursday before the company announced earnings that missed Wall Street forecasts by a penny per share, and lowered its fiscal 2009 profit forecast. Here's what analysts had to say about the results in notes to investors this morning:

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