Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) - NASDAQ
  • 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
  • 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
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