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  • Jul. 30, 2010, 10:56 AM
    Stocks move just into positive ground for the first time today after a low open, despite some heavy sales volume in tech stocks (MSFT -2.1%; INTC -1.1%; WFR -16.5%). The dollar's up against the euro and crude is lower: -1.3% to $77.33.
    | Jul. 30, 2010, 10:56 AM
  • Jul. 29, 2010, 3:37 PM
    The Yacktman Fund has outperformed 97% of funds with similar objectives over the past five years, and Donald Yacktman says his favorite stocks now are Microsoft (MSFT) - "dirt cheap" - Viacom (VIA.B) - "relatively cheap" - and ConocoPhillips (COP) - "very cheap."
    | Jul. 29, 2010, 3:37 PM
  • Jul. 29, 2010, 8:54 AM

    Microsoft (MSFT), Google (GOOG) and other tech giants are lobbying the EU to streamline its privacy rules. At present, the fractured country-based rules are creating "real hurdles or speed bumps to sales" says Microsoft. "That's the case for us, as well as other cloud-services providers."

    | Jul. 29, 2010, 8:54 AM
  • Jul. 27, 2010, 8:35 AM
    Yahoo Japan, the country's largest internet search site, is teaming up to use Google's (GOOG) search engine technology and advertising platform, snubbing Yahoo's partnership with Microsoft (MSFT). Yahoo Japan is 35% owned by Yahoo (YHOO), and Japanese reseller Softbank (SFBTF.PK) owns a 40% stake.
    | Jul. 27, 2010, 8:35 AM
  • Jul. 26, 2010, 3:23 PM

    T2's Whitney Tilson and Glenn Tongue see compelling value in Anheuser-Busch Inbev (BUD), Microsoft (MSFT) and - citing precedents of oil spills where the negative impact was less than feared - BP.

    | Jul. 26, 2010, 3:23 PM
  • Jul. 26, 2010, 10:42 AM

    "I'm more optimistic," Barton Biggs declares just three weeks after reducing his holdings, citing recent data that tell him the U.S. economy is not slipping back into recession. "I've definitely changed my mind to the degree of risk out there," Biggs says, naming Procter & Gamble (PG), Deere (DE), Caterpillar (CAT), Cisco (CSCO) and Microsoft (MSFT) as big firms that will benefit.

    | Jul. 26, 2010, 10:42 AM | 7 Comments
  • Jul. 26, 2010, 8:26 AM
    Google (GOOG) and Microsoft (MSFT) face off on cloud mail, competing to supply the government's General Services Administration with web-based email and other software. It's a key contract, as the GSA often influences how other federal agencies acquire new technologies.
    | Jul. 26, 2010, 8:26 AM | 2 Comments
  • Jul. 25, 2010, 12:17 PM
    Deliberating between buying Apple (AAPL) or buying Microsoft (MSFT)? Buy both, says Barron's. Apple, despite a meteoric rise, still looks cheap and continues to beat expectations, while Microsoft remains an excellent value buy, with plenty of cash on hand, solid growth and a "super cheap" stock.
    | Jul. 25, 2010, 12:17 PM | 5 Comments
  • Jul. 23, 2010, 2:36 PM
    Tablet mania means the market is being flooded - awful for margins, with no strategic benefit for most players, Michael Comeau says. The PC market only supports two operating systems, the smartphone market three, so the tablet market isn't going to support five to seven. But as the only player with a game plan, Apple (AAPL) is bound to be one of them.
    | Jul. 23, 2010, 2:36 PM | 1 Comment
  • Jul. 23, 2010, 9:37 AM

    Google (GOOG -0.3%) missed a deadline for fully supplying e-mail and collaboration software to all Los Angeles municipal employees, nine months after beating out Microsoft (MSFT) to win the high-profile contract. The primary culprit: Security concerns about Google Apps expressed by the L.A. police department.

    | Jul. 23, 2010, 9:37 AM
  • Jul. 23, 2010, 8:39 AM
    ARM Holdings (ARMH +11.1%) inks a multi-year deal with Microsoft (MSFT +0.7%) to license ARM's architecture. Details are scarce, but analysts say the deal could result in Intel-heavy (INTC) Microsoft opening up Windows 7 to ARM, or that it may indicate Microsoft sees ARM-based devices in its future.
    | Jul. 23, 2010, 8:39 AM | 2 Comments
  • Jul. 22, 2010, 4:29 PM
    Microsoft (MSFT): Q4 EPS of $0.51 beats by $0.05. Revenue of $16B (+22.5%) vs. $15.3B. (PR)
    | Jul. 22, 2010, 4:29 PM
  • Jul. 22, 2010, 3:36 PM

    Despite strong one-year performance by top holding Apple (AAPL) - up 66% - in the Tech SPDR XLK, Rydex's Equal Weight Tech ETF (RYT) has greatly outperformed its cap-weighted peer, 24% vs. 13.7%. Offsetting AAPL's influence on XLK returns is no. 2 holding Microsoft's (MSFT) return of just 4%. MSFT reports earnings after the close.

    | Jul. 22, 2010, 3:36 PM
  • Jul. 22, 2010, 3:23 PM

    Signs point to a strong quarter for Microsoft (MSFT +3.3%) as companies get around to buying computers after a two-year drought, but its stock may continue to find tough sledding against worries about what will spark growth in the coming years. A dividend hike could provide the needed boost.

    | Jul. 22, 2010, 3:23 PM
  • Jul. 22, 2010, 8:14 AM
    Microsoft (MSFT +1.6%) may raise its dividend for the first time in two years, according to a Bloomberg analysis, with its cash hoard up to $39.7B as of March 31. MSFT reports Q4 earnings after today's close, and is expected to post EPS of $0.46.
    | Jul. 22, 2010, 8:14 AM
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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