Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) - NASDAQ
  • Oct. 12, 2010, 4:45 PM
    Alibaba (YHOO) joins forces with Microsoft (MSFT) to create a new Chinese search website, a move that could challenge Baidu (BIDU) and Google's (GOOG) dominance of China's search market.
    | Oct. 12, 2010, 4:45 PM | 1 Comment
  • Oct. 12, 2010, 3:46 PM
    Electronic Arts (ERTS -5.5%) is one of the S&P's worst-performing stocks after releasing its Medal of Honor videogame to stores. Ratings on influential gamer websites were lower than scores for rival shooter games such as Microsoft's (MSFT +1.2%) Halo and Activision's (ATVI +1.1%) Call of Duty.
    | Oct. 12, 2010, 3:46 PM
  • Oct. 11, 2010, 2:21 PM

    Early reviews on Windows (MSFT +0.2%) Phone 7 are generally upbeat. William Blair: WP 7 has “a fair chance of gaining share in the smartphone space,” and it's a positive for Qualcomm (QCOM -1.2%). J. Gold Associates: “It’s far sleeker, more user friendly, and shows almost no sign of being a Windows derivative like the previous versions did.”

    | Oct. 11, 2010, 2:21 PM | 6 Comments
  • Oct. 11, 2010, 10:22 AM

    Microsoft (MSFT +0.2%) and AT&T (T +0.5%) announce the release of seven new phones based on Windows Phone 7 available exclusively for AT&T customers ahead of the holiday shopping season, and also confirm the launch of U-verse TV on Xbox 360 for U-verse customers. (PR)

    | Oct. 11, 2010, 10:22 AM | 3 Comments
  • Oct. 8, 2010, 6:09 PM

    A Massive fail for Microsoft (MSFT) as it will close Massive Inc. - the in-game advertising firm it acquired for more than $200M in 2006 - before the end of the month. Former Massive CEO Mitch Davis predicted an in-game ad market of $2B by this year, but it never got that close.

    | Oct. 8, 2010, 6:09 PM
  • Oct. 8, 2010, 3:31 PM
    As tech companies have matured into slower-growth operations, calls for them to pay dividends have increased - and news of hikes by Microsoft (MSFT) and new dividends from the likes of Cisco Systems (CSCO) may be the first trickle of many payouts to come. Tech firms have been punished in the past for not reinvesting in the business, but may be attracting a different investor nowadays.
    | Oct. 8, 2010, 3:31 PM
  • Oct. 8, 2010, 3:17 PM

    Cutting against the trend of search-engine share reports - Microsoft (MSFT) and Yahoo (YHOO) often making modest gains against the giant lead of Google (GOOG) - the latest from Experian Hitwise shows Google's share climbing to 72.2% from the prior month's 71.6%, while Bing-powered search (which includes Yahoo) fell to 23.6% from 24.2%.

    | Oct. 8, 2010, 3:17 PM
  • Oct. 8, 2010, 8:19 AM

    A strategic partnership, perhaps, but don't hold your breath waiting for Microsoft (MSFT) to acquire Adobe (ADBE), Oppenheimer says. "Both companies could easily compete against AAPL by simply collaborating/partnering to optimize Flash for the Windows mobile platform." ADBE, which climbed 11.5% yesterday, is -2.75% premarket.

    | Oct. 8, 2010, 8:19 AM
  • Oct. 7, 2010, 3:46 PM
    Adobe (ADBE +8.2%) shares surge on heavy volume attributed to takeover chatter sparked by a NYT report that Microsoft (MSFT +0.3%) may want to make a bid for the company. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer reportedly held a secret meeting with Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen, and a possible acquisition was among the topics.
    | Oct. 7, 2010, 3:46 PM | 13 Comments
  • Oct. 7, 2010, 8:23 AM
    Yahoo (YHOO) is turning to search to boost its revenue, rolling out some additional features and hoping the jazzed-up results will help distinguish itself from Bing (MSFT).
    | Oct. 7, 2010, 8:23 AM | 1 Comment
  • Oct. 6, 2010, 3:31 PM

    Motorola (MOT -1.2%) says it has filed three complaints with the U.S. International Trade Commission and related lawsuits in federal court alleging that Apple's (AAPL -0.2%) iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and certain Macs infringe 18 of the company's patents. Last week, Microsoft (MSFT) sued MOT over patent infringement. (PR)

    | Oct. 6, 2010, 3:31 PM | 1 Comment
  • Oct. 4, 2010, 4:05 PM
    Market recap: Stocks slumped and the dollar rallied ahead of jobless numbers and the start of earnings season this week. The Dow was weighed down by American Express after the Justice Department filed a civil antitrust complaint against it, and Microsoft's downgrade hurt techs. Two-year Treasury yields touched a record low 2.46%. NYSE decliners led advancers nearly three to one.
    | Oct. 4, 2010, 4:05 PM
  • Oct. 4, 2010, 11:47 AM
    Nasdaq legs down, now -1.2%, with Microsoft (MSFT) now down 2.1% after its downgrade by Goldman Sachs. Techs are among the worst performers so far today: down in sympathy, Apple (AAPL -1.2%), Intel (INTC -2.2%), Baidu (BIDU -2.5%).
    | Oct. 4, 2010, 11:47 AM | 1 Comment
  • Oct. 4, 2010, 8:03 AM

    Microsoft's (MSFT -1.8%) value simply can't be unlocked if the status quo is maintained, says Goldman, downgrading the firm to Neutral from Buy and lowering its price target to $28 from $32. Among other concerns: "the newer threat of notebook cannibalization from tablets, where Windows does not yet have a presence."

    | Oct. 4, 2010, 8:03 AM
  • Oct. 1, 2010, 3:16 PM
    Microsoft (MSFT -0.6%) files suit accusing Motorola (MOT +0.9%) of violating its patents with smartphones that use Google's (GOOG +0.1%) Android operating system.
    | Oct. 1, 2010, 3:16 PM
  • Oct. 1, 2010, 8:08 AM
    Steve Ballmer (MSFT) lost half of his potential $1.4M bonus this year, even as the company notched record sales, due to his weak performance in mobile phones, and not responding fast enough to the iPad (AAPL), according to an SEC filing yesterday.
    | Oct. 1, 2010, 8:08 AM | 1 Comment
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