Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) - NASDAQ
  • Nov. 3, 2010, 9:22 AM
    R&D spending dropped at major firms last year for the first time in over a decade, with cuts concentrated in big-spending sectors like auto, computing, electronics and industrial. The top three R&D spenders were Roche (RHHBY.PK with $9.12B), Microsoft (MSFT, $9.01B) and Nokia (NOK, $8.24B).
    | Nov. 3, 2010, 9:22 AM | 1 Comment
  • Nov. 3, 2010, 8:05 AM

    As projected, Republicans retake control of the House while Democrats hold onto their Senate majority despite GOP gains. Winners from the power shift include companies like IBM (IBM), Microsoft (MSFT) and Blackstone (BX), which now have new Republican allies in their fight against proposals to increase taxes on overseas profits.

    | Nov. 3, 2010, 8:05 AM | 1 Comment
  • Nov. 1, 2010, 4:41 PM

    Google (GOOG) sues the U.S. Interior Department, alleging the agency wrote procurement requirements for a new e-mail system to favor Microsoft (MSFT) over Google Apps. Interior's decision to only consider Microsoft's productivity suite is "unduly restrictive of competition" and violates the Competition in Contracting Act, Google alleges.

    | Nov. 1, 2010, 4:41 PM | 8 Comments
  • Oct. 29, 2010, 9:00 AM

    Premarket gainers: FMR +44%. VVUS +33%. MWW +20%. PWER +18%. TNAV +17%. CSTR +15%. AXTI +7%. ARNA +7%. MXIM +7%. OREX +6%. DECK +5%. NIPS +5%. AXL +4%. MSFT +4%.
    Losers: NUVA -25%. EXAS -17%. GNW -11%. PIP -10%. FSLR -7%. IRE -7%. CRBC -7%. AIB -4%.

    | Oct. 29, 2010, 9:00 AM
  • Oct. 28, 2010, 5:55 PM
    Good numbers for Microsoft (MSFT) in the latest quarter: $16.2B in revenue, up 25% Y/Y and ahead of Street consensus. All divisions showed double-digit revenue growth; analysts note stronger than expected business spending on PCs. A downer: Online division operating loss was $560M on $527M revenue, worse than a year ago - a burn rate of $2B a year. MSFT +3.1% AH.
    | Oct. 28, 2010, 5:55 PM
  • Oct. 28, 2010, 4:49 PM
    Microsoft (MSFT): FQ1 EPS of $0.62 beats by $0.07. Revenue of $16.2B (+25.3%) vs. $15.8B. Shares +2.1% AH. (PR)
    | Oct. 28, 2010, 4:49 PM
  • Oct. 28, 2010, 12:10 AM

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    | Oct. 28, 2010, 12:10 AM
  • Oct. 25, 2010, 9:37 AM

    Gone are the days when Microsoft (MSFT -0.3%) could be late to the market yet still catch up through its immense resources, FBR Capital says in cutting its rating and lowering its price target on the stock. Vendors today "are much stronger, and the adoption curves are much greater, thereby exacerbating the problem of being late to market.”

    | Oct. 25, 2010, 9:37 AM | 6 Comments
  • Oct. 24, 2010, 4:02 PM

    Big companies are quickly adopting cloud computing, writes Barron's, which is great news for computer-service providers like AMZN, GOOG and MSFT, but could spell disaster for Corporate America's hardware and software suppliers. Those with the most to lose: HPQ, DELL, ORCL, CSCO, IBM.

    | Oct. 24, 2010, 4:02 PM | 8 Comments
  • Oct. 22, 2010, 12:06 PM

    Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) unveils its Slate 500 tablet (hands-on), marketed to business as well as consumers and priced (at $799) to compete with the high-end iPad (AAPL) - but basing the device on Windows 7 (MSFT) rather than Android (GOOG) could be a bit of a risk for H-P, in reputation if not financially.

    | Oct. 22, 2010, 12:06 PM | 3 Comments
  • Oct. 22, 2010, 9:43 AM
    A revealing infographic separates America's real corporate cash cows (GS, AAPL, GOOG, MSFT, INTC, QCOM) from the charlatans (JPM, BAC, T, CMCSA, VZ, IBM, GE). Bottom line: after factoring in debt, it's not $3.7T sitting on the sidelines, but rather -$750B.
    | Oct. 22, 2010, 9:43 AM | 10 Comments
  • Oct. 21, 2010, 1:53 PM
    Microsoft (MSFT -0.5%) says it has sold more than 240M copies of Windows 7 in the first year after launch, making it the fastest selling OS ever. The company says 89% of companies plan to use Windows 7.
    | Oct. 21, 2010, 1:53 PM | 8 Comments
  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:45 PM

    What does Ray Ozzie's departure from Microsoft's (MSFT) chief software architect role mean for Ballmer's bench? A number of high-profile defections opens questions about who'll back up the CEO in long-term planning, or short-term absence.

    | Oct. 19, 2010, 12:45 PM | 1 Comment
  • Oct. 19, 2010, 11:23 AM

    Microsoft (MSFT) is announcing its Office 365 product, a cloud computing-based subscription version of its productivity software. The company plans a limited beta program in 13 countries and regions.

    | Oct. 19, 2010, 11:23 AM
  • Oct. 18, 2010, 5:01 PM
    Microsoft (MSFT) CEO Steve Ballmer says in an employee e-mail that chief software architect and tech veteran Ray Ozzie is stepping down. Shares -2.4% AH.
    | Oct. 18, 2010, 5:01 PM | 4 Comments
  • Oct. 13, 2010, 3:47 PM
    Microsoft (MSFT +2.4%) and Facebook announce a partnership that will integrate Facebook social networking into Bing search. Microsoft touts the partnership as a means to use input from social contacts as part of Bing searches, and search results also will become visible on Facebook pages. Integration will roll out immediately but is optional for users.
    | Oct. 13, 2010, 3:47 PM | 2 Comments
Company Description
Microsoft Corp. develops and markets software, services and hardware that deliver new opportunities, greater convenience and enhanced value to people's lives. The company's products include operating systems for computing devices, servers, phones, and other intelligent devices; server... More
Sector: Technology
Industry: Application Software
Country: United States