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Investment bankers and stock markets can calm down–Microsoft and Adobe are not in talks about an acquisition. Spurred by a story in the New York Times that Microsoft was eyeing the software company for purchase, Adobe stock went wild today, up 11.5 percent to $28.69. Except, according to numerous sources at both companies with whom I talked today, it’s “nonsense.”
The NFL kicks off again tonight with a great game, and if you’re not in front of a TV, you’re not screwed: You can still watch the Minnesota vs. New Orleans game live on the Web, legally and for free, via NBC’s Football Extra feature. But don’t plan on making a habit of it.
Two Microsoft Search Dudes Talk About Bing! (BoomTown's Flip Is Waiting by the Phone for the Google Search Gurus' Call!)Yesterday, BoomTown liveblogged a demo session Microsoft held for reporters about some new features on its Bing search service, a glimpse at what Twitter and Facebook integration will look like and the debut of a nifty new beta of its online map service. It is still the bazillion-dollar question–and I do mean a bazillion dollars, since that’s about what Microsoft has lost online after many years of trying–whether Bing can gain some truly significant share in the search market and challenge the sector’s behemoth, Google. So, at the event, I talked to two Microsoft search execs–Harry Shum, a corporate VP who is leading core search development, and Brian MacDonald, corporate VP for Core Search Program Management–about their thoughts on Bing so far.
BoomTown is awaiting a passel of Microsoft execs, who will be talking about a range of new features for Bing. I will be liveblogging, but I must say, I wish there were donuts.