Articles by Allison Linn

Amazon's Earnings Down 58%

  • 27 July 06
  • The Associated Press said second-quarter earnings plunged nearly 58 percent as the online retailer focused on giving customers cheap or free shipping deals and investing in new technologies.

Microsoft Postpones Release of Windows Vista

  • 23 March 06
  • The Associated Press
The new version of the operating system will not come out until after the holiday sales season, which may hurt PC makers.

Retailers Brace for Xbox Release

  • 22 November 05
  • The Associated Press
It's late November, and, gamers, it's cold outside.

Microsoft Senses Threat From Web-Based Rivals

  • 10 November 05
  • The Associated Press
The technology industry shift's to Internet-based software and services represents a large and disruptive ""sea change,"" Microsoft chairman Bill Gates wrote to top-level executives in a memo aimed at rallying his troops against the new competitive threats the company faces.

Microsoft Muscles Into the Anti-Virus Market

  • 10 February 05
  • The Associated Press
Microsoft announced plans Tuesday to acquire a company whose software aims to protect corporate networks from e-mail borne threats and said it would sell a product based on the technology.

Microsoft Opens Up Software Blueprints

  • 21 September 04
  • The Associated Press
Microsoft Corp. is expanding a program to give government organizations access to some of its tightly guarded software blueprints amid growing competition from rivals who make such source code freely available.

U.S. Firms Ready Flying Cars for Takeoff

  • 31 August 04
  • The Associated Press
It's a frustrated commuter's escapist fantasy: literally lifting your car out of a clogged highway and soaring through the skies, landing just in time to motor into your driveway.

Boeing Engine Deal May Hit $40Bln

  • 08 April 04
  • The Associated Press
Boeing Co. chose General Electric Co. and Rolls Royce to supply the engines for its planned new 7E7 Dreamliner airplane, striking deals that could be worth billions of dollars to the two companies.

Microsoft Gives $1Bln to Settle

  • 22 November 01
  • The Associated Press
Microsoft Corp. says it will give some of America's poorest schools more than $1 billion in computers, software, training and cash to settle most of the private antitrust lawsuits filed against the huge software company.

'Corporate Citizens' Talk Social Issues

  • 06 November 01
  • The Associated Press
Representatives from some of the largest multinational corporations in the world will gather this week in Seattle to discuss several issues confronting their businesses, including globalization, environmental policy and labor practices.

Boeing Projects Layoffs, Scrambles to Stay Afloat

  • 25 September 01
  • The Associated Press
Even as executives at Boeing Co.'s commercial airplanes division was preparing to lay off as many as 30,000 people, the United States' leading airplane maker was aggressively working this week to revitalize the airline industry -- as well as get itself back on track. Boeing's plan is partly about hard and fast solutions such as redesigning airplanes to prevent hijackings and helping airlines get federal aid.