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Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)

  • May 13, 2010, 2:10 PM
    Four tech firms - Apple (AAPL), Microsoft (MSFT), Cisco (CSCO) and Google (GOOG) - sit on the largest cash piles in the S&P 500, excluding financials. It's a combined $147B, enough to bail out Greece. Possible uses for all that dough: Share buybacks, acquisitions such as SAP-Sybase and HP-Palm. Not likely: Dividend payouts.
    | May 13, 2010, 2:10 PM | Comment!
  • May 12, 2010, 11:38 AM
    Microsoft (MSFT +1.2%) is playing catch-up to Google's (GOOG) online apps; along with rolling out a new edition of its Office suite, Microsoft for the first time will add versions of Word and other programs that work online and are free for consumers.
    | May 12, 2010, 11:38 AM | Comment!
  • May 11, 2010, 4:49 PM
    Google's (GOOG) share of the search market fell slightly in April, while rivals Yahoo (YHOO) and Microsoft (MSFT) each gained share due in part to the introduction of new site navigation features, comScore says.
    | May 11, 2010, 4:49 PM | Comment!
  • May 5, 2010, 9:25 AM
    Microsoft (MSFT) and Nokia (NOK) unveil the first result of their software collaboration: Communicator Mobile, which enables people to see their colleagues' availability, and click to communicate with them using IM, e-mail, text or phone call. MSFT -0.7% premarket, NOK -1.4%. (PR)
    | May 5, 2010, 9:25 AM | Comment!
  • May 4, 2010, 1:06 PM
    The Nasdaq now down 3.1% as it heads for its worst day in nearly a year. Techs are suffering with heavy dollar volume in Oracle (ORCL -4.3%), Microsoft (MSFT -3.1%), Intel (INTC -3.3%) and Apple (AAPL) - down 2.8% as it faces antitrust inquiries over programming tools for its products.
    | May 4, 2010, 1:06 PM | 1 Comment
  • May 1, 2010, 8:30 AM
    The missive missile fired by Steve Jobs (AAPL) at Adobe (ADBE) turned heads because of the two companies' history together. But Charlie Stross has a detailed argument for the real reason Jobs hates Flash: The iPad isn't just another nice-device rollout, it's an all-or-nothing bet on the future of the company in a post-Microsoft (MSFT) era that's rushing toward us.
    | May 1, 2010, 8:30 AM | 10 Comments
  • Apr. 30, 2010, 3:55 PM
    Microsoft (MSFT -1.1%) will not try to outbid Hewlett-Packard (HPQ -1.6%) with a counteroffer for Palm (PALM -0.7%), CEO Steve Ballmer says.
    | Apr. 30, 2010, 3:55 PM | 1 Comment
  • Apr. 30, 2010, 9:25 AM
    Microsoft (MSFT) has shelved a development project for a two-screen, touch-sensing device that could be used to read electronic books and take notes. MSFT shares flat premarket.
    | Apr. 30, 2010, 9:25 AM | 1 Comment
  • Apr. 28, 2010, 6:05 PM
    What's in store for Microsoft (MSFT) as cloud computing supplants traditional software? The same thing that would happen to McDonald's (MCD) if Burger King (BKC) started handing out free burgers.
    | Apr. 28, 2010, 6:05 PM | 13 Comments
  • Apr. 28, 2010, 12:43 PM
    A surprise move from Microsoft (MSFT) to license patents to HTC means not only strange outcomes (MSFT making money on sales of each of HTC's handsets based on Google's (GOOG) Android but also bad news for Apple (AAPL), as HTC now has help from Microsoft against Apple's patent suit.
    | Apr. 28, 2010, 12:43 PM | 1 Comment
  • Apr. 23, 2010, 9:07 AM
    A Chinese insurance company says it will appeal a court order to pay damages to Microsoft (MSFT) for intellectual property infringement and accused the software firm of acting in a monopolistic manner.
    | Apr. 23, 2010, 9:07 AM | 1 Comment
  • Apr. 22, 2010, 6:15 PM
    Losses in Microsoft's (MSFT) online services division last quarter exploded to $713M, up from $411M million in the year-ago period, and most don't look like one-time transition costs. It's "a business with plenty of scale - more than $2B of revenue," Henry Blodget says, "that is still losing more than it generates in revenue." MSFT -3.0% AH.
    | Apr. 22, 2010, 6:15 PM | 3 Comments
  • Apr. 22, 2010, 4:29 PM
    Microsoft (MSFT): Q3 EPS of $0.45 beats by $0.03. Revenue of $14.5B (+6.2%) vs. $14.39B. Lowers expense guidance. Shares -4.0% AH. (PR)
    | Apr. 22, 2010, 4:29 PM | Comment!
  • Apr. 22, 2010, 12:10 AM
    Notable earnings after Thursday's close: AMZN, AXP, BUCY, CAKE, CB, COF, DDR, FII, IGT, LSCC, MSFT, NCR, OSIP, PMCS, RMBS, RVBD, STM, WDC
    | Apr. 22, 2010, 12:10 AM | Comment!
  • Apr. 21, 2010, 8:44 AM
    Google (GOOG) is said to be in talks to acquire travel software firm ITA Software in a deal that could cost as much as $1B. If the deal goes through, it will give Google tools to compete with travel-search features offered by Microsoft (MSFT).
    | Apr. 21, 2010, 8:44 AM | Comment!
  • Apr. 17, 2010, 6:50 PM
    A three-year investigation of a Chinese Microsoft (MSFT) factory uncovers subhuman conditions including sleep deprivation, militaristic management, and claims of sexual harassment.
    | Apr. 17, 2010, 6:50 PM | 16 Comments
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