Dow Jones Inks Technology Pact With Microsoft

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As part of its plan to revamp the former Telerate, Dow Jones announced two strategic alliances designed to further its cause of metamorphosis into a full-service information provider to the financial services market. The announcements of the deals, with Microsoft Corp. and Nikkei/Quick, were timed to precede last week's shareholder meeting, which ratified several new board members and didn't see fit to make changes to Dow Jones' senior management, as several dissidents had hoped.

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