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  • Sep. 13, 2010, 4:25 PM
    Microsoft (MSFT +5.3%) jumped near the close on a report that the company is planning a debt sale to pay dividends and share repurchases. The company would try to raise as much as it can without jeopardizing its debt rating, according to the source; the amount raised could total at least $5B.
    | Sep. 13, 2010, 4:25 PM | 8 Comments
  • Sep. 12, 2010, 2:11 PM

    VMWare (VMW) may have led a charmed life over the last decade or so, but new competition from the likes of Microsoft (MSFT) and Citrix (CTXS) and a shift towards cloud computing are among the ominous developments for the firm. Barron's sees the stock as both pricey and vulnerable.

    | Sep. 12, 2010, 2:11 PM | 1 Comment
  • Sep. 10, 2010, 9:36 AM
    Nokia (NOK +3.4%), which just named Microsoft’s (MSFT) Stephen Elop as its new CEO, also benefits from analyst upgrades at Royal Bank of Scotland (“The appointment of a new CEO is the key catalyst that we had been waiting for") and RBC Capital.
    | Sep. 10, 2010, 9:36 AM | 1 Comment
  • Sep. 10, 2010, 7:20 AM
    Change at the top: Nokia (NOK) CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo will step down and be succeeded by Microsoft's (MSFT) Stephen Elop, who led the unit responsible for the Office suite of programs. Nokia has faced growing competition from rivals such as Apple (AAPL), Research In Motion (RIMM) and devices based on Google's (GOOG) Android, forcing it into profit warnings.
    | Sep. 10, 2010, 7:20 AM | 1 Comment
  • Sep. 4, 2010, 8:00 AM

    In yet more legal scrutiny being turned to Google (GOOG), Texas' attorney general is probing allegations by small companies that the search giant unfairly demoted their search rankings or ad placements. Google denies the allegations and traces the claims to three companies with ties to Microsoft (MSFT).

    | Sep. 4, 2010, 8:00 AM | 1 Comment
  • Aug. 31, 2010, 5:35 PM
    Jeremy Grantham's 10 handicaps that will "hamper the global developed economy [and] drag it out for seven lean years," forcing Americans into a painful period of austerity and civil unrest - plus seven stocks that could hold up well through it all.
    | Aug. 31, 2010, 5:35 PM
  • Aug. 31, 2010, 9:54 AM
    The real reason behind Intel's (INTC -0.8%) deal for Infineon (IFNNY.PK) is its complicated relationship with Apple (AAPL) and Microsoft (MSFT), Kit Eaton writes, and the next development in the story may see Apple spending some of its huge war chest of cash reserves to buy a competing business to Infineon.
    | Aug. 31, 2010, 9:54 AM
  • Aug. 27, 2010, 2:42 PM
    Paul Allen sues 11 companies for violating patents developed at his Silicon Valley lab: Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOG), Yahoo (YHOO), AOL, eBay (EBAY), Netflix (NFLX), Office Depot (ODP), OfficeMax (OMX), Staples (SPLS), Facebook and Google's YouTube subsidiary. Not named: Microsoft (MSFT), Amazon (AMZN).
    | Aug. 27, 2010, 2:42 PM
  • Aug. 27, 2010, 10:42 AM

    Google (GOOG) introduces a new service to make its search results timelier, using a real-time approach that better combs sites such as Twitter and Facebook. Google is behind Bing (MSFT) and Yahoo (YHOO) in social searching, and the challenge will be in organizing the real-time information so it's more relevant to users.

    | Aug. 27, 2010, 10:42 AM
  • Aug. 25, 2010, 12:15 PM

    After Intel (INTC) and McAfee (MFE), and H-P's (HPQ) pursuit of 3Par (PAR), who's next up in tech's buyout binge? Jeff Reeves figures suitors are Google (GOOG), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Microsoft (MSFT) and IBM - and potential targets include NetApp (NTAP), Juniper Networks (JNPR) and Brocade (BRCD). (previously)

    | Aug. 25, 2010, 12:15 PM
  • Aug. 25, 2010, 10:40 AM

    Yahoo (YHOO) says it has finally integrated its search function with Microsoft’s (MSFT) Bing, but 24/7 describes overseas challenges facing both companies that may be too great to overcome.

    | Aug. 25, 2010, 10:40 AM
  • Aug. 19, 2010, 8:47 AM
    Net neutrality is back on the table as industry lobbyists resume negotiations, this time including companies like Cisco (CSCO) and Microsoft (MSFT) in the broadened talks.
    | Aug. 19, 2010, 8:47 AM
  • Aug. 12, 2010, 3:44 PM
    An influential technology analyst says Apple (AAPL +0.7%) needs to start returning some of its $46B cash hoard to shareholders through a regular dividend or share repurchases. Apple's likely response: Microsoft (MSFT) pays a dividend. We do not want to be Microsoft.
    | Aug. 12, 2010, 3:44 PM | 11 Comments
  • Aug. 11, 2010, 11:32 AM
    Nasdaq pushes through a 3% loss, the Dow's down to its 200-day moving average and no sector seems safe. Some tech names join financials and big index funds in the top 10 in volume: Cisco Systems (CSCO) -3%; Microsoft (MSFT) -1.4%; Intel (INTC) -2%. Crude now -2.2% to $78.46.
    | Aug. 11, 2010, 11:32 AM
  • Aug. 2, 2010, 2:11 PM
    Google (GOOG +1.5%) is still the king of search, but Bing (MSFT +1.4%) has been rolling out some useful innovations, including its travel search engine, image search and its ability to tie more tools to social networking sites. Internet users are taking note, and so is Google.
    | Aug. 2, 2010, 2:11 PM
  • Jul. 30, 2010, 1:09 PM

    Unsurprisingly, Microsoft (MSFT) reportedly is taking steps to try to block the partnership between Yahoo Japan (part owned by Yahoo (YHOO)) and Google (GOOG), which Microsoft estimates will own 98% of the Japanese search market. But Japan's regulators are taking a softer line, saying advertiser competition will remain strong.

    | Jul. 30, 2010, 1:09 PM
Company Description
Microsoft Corp is engaged in designing, manufacturing, selling devices, and online advertising. Its products include operating systems for computing devices, servers, phones and other devices.
Sector: Technology
Country: United States