Former Yahoo Exec Blake Irving Named CEO of Domain Giant Go Daddy

Another new leader for the Web registration giant.
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Broken Windows: Microsoft Misses on Revenue and Earnings in Q1

Time for some new shatterproof glass, it seems.
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Apple’s iCloud Shows How Microsoft’s Vision and Execution Have Again Failed to Mesh

The notion of a service that keeps one’s files in sync on all their devices isn’t new. While Apple just announced it’s iCloud last week, Microsoft has been talking about a similar notion since 2008. And that, yet again, is the problem.
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Now Appearing @ D9: Microsoft’s Windows President Steven Sinofsky

Microsoft’s Windows kingpin Steven Sinofsky will be onstage at D9 next week to talk about the future of the flagship franchise in the era of all kinds of new devices and the cloud. Get ready for him and a range of other top tech and media speakers, all coming to the famous red hot seat at the ninth D: All Things Digital conference.

Confirmed: Microsoft Will Announce Acquisition of Skype Tomorrow Morning

The Wall Street Journal reported earlier tonight that Microsoft–in what would be its most aggressive acquisition in the digital space–was zeroing in on buying Skype for $8.5 billion all in. Sources told BoomTown tonight that the deal for the online telephony and video communications giant is actually done and will be announced early tomorrow morning.

Thanks, Kinect! Microsoft Q3 Earnings Soundly Beat the Street, So Will a Stock Rise Finally Follow?

Software giant Microsoft soundly beat Wall Street expectations in its third-quarter earnings released after the markets closed today. Microsoft said it had revenue of $16.43 billion for the quarter ended Mar. 31, 2011, which was up 13 percent from a year ago. Net income was $5.23 billion, or 61 cents per share, a rise of 36 percent.

Irony Alert: Microsoft Files Formal Complaint Against Google With EC

Microsoft’s legal eagle Brad Smith didn’t even bother to pretend the software giant’s filing of a formal antitrust complaint against Google with the European Commission wasn’t a wee bit ironic. Wrote Smith in a blog post late last night: “There of course will be some who will point out the irony in today’s filing.” You think?

Google’s Eric Schmidt Shows Off Movie Studio, a Tablet Video-Editing App

Speaking at Mobile World Congress, the Google executive says that contrary to critics, devices are actually improving human connections. His talk is just getting started. Click here for live coverage from Mobilized’s Ina Fried.

Bing Overlord Satya Nadella Promoted to President of Server and Tools at Microsoft

Satya Nadella, the Microsoft exec who has been in charge of its Bing search effort, has been promoted to president of its Server and Tools Business. He replaces Bob Muglia, a longtime exec who was ousted recently in CEO Steve Ballmer’s effort to shake things up at the company and stress the company’s technical expertise.

Microsoft Sees Business Tech Spending Continuing to Rebound, Benefiting Office and Windows

Microsoft began its earnings conference call on Thursday by touting the company’s record earnings and revenue–results that topped expectations amid strong performance in the Office and Xbox units. Looking forward, CFO Peter Klein said the company expects business tech spending will grow this year, with Windows and Office standing to benefit.

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Microsoft Acquires Yahoo…VP of Ops