Market Not Slowing Microsoft Momentum

Steve Ballmer, Chief Executive of Microsoft Corp., delivered the keynote address to the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas yesterday. Ballmer discussed Windows 7, the latest version of Windows operating system, which is due for general release late 2009 or early 2010. Some lucky beta testers will be taking delivery of Windows 7 this January.

Microsoft(MarketWatch) CEO touts new Windows, mobile search deal

Ballmer also spoke about a partnership involving Microsoft serving search results to customers of Verizon Wireless. This is a coup for Microsoft, because Google and Yahoo were hoping to provide mobile search for customers of the largest cellphone carrier in the US.