Microsoft CEO sees Web services as top R&D priority

REDMOND, Washington (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq:MSFT - news) plans to double spending on research and development at its MSN Internet unit as the company focuses on software services, Chief Executive Steve Ballmer said on Thursday.

REDMOND, Washington (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq:MSFT - news) plans to double spending on research and development at its MSN Internet unit as the company focuses on software services, Chief Executive Steve Ballmer said on Thursday.