The latest news on Microsoft
The search giant is much better liked than possible merger partners Yahoo! and Microsoft.
If its buyout bid succeeds, the software giant won't be able to resist messing with Yahoo!
Web users aren't likely to abandon Google for search, and a merger could be a huge distraction.
What a great fit: a user-friendly Web portal and an omnipotent monopoly.
But analysts say Google's advantage in search and online advertising isn't threatened.
Spacious electronic storage isn't just for the office anymore.
A pricey wireless package lights up while controlling Media Center functions.
The computing giant awkwardly tries to convince consumers that it's OK to bring a server home.
It's a good product, but average users may want nothing to do with a network "server."
For just $240 million, Microsoft has secured a 1.6 percent stake in the social networking site founded by Harvard dropout, Mark Zuckerberg.