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Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)

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  • 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
  • Apr. 14, 2010, 1:12 PM
    It's one of those tech-y sort of days so far, with 85% of companies in the technology sector advancing and Nasdaq up 2%. Intel's (INTC) up 3% on last night's earnings, which may be spurring heavy dollar volume in Microsoft (MSFT +1.3%) as well; heavy trade also in Apple (AAPL +1.2%), Research in Motion (RIMM +1.3%) and Cisco Systems (CSCO +1.4%).
    | Apr. 14, 2010, 1:12 PM | Comment!
  • Apr. 14, 2010, 12:57 PM
    Goldman Sachs (GS) weighs in on the implications of the iPad - the bank is neutral on Apple (AAPL) stock - and how it's treating affected companies: a conviction buy on GOOG; buy ADBE, AMZN, MSFT; bail out of RIMM.
    | Apr. 14, 2010, 12:57 PM | Comment!
  • Apr. 12, 2010, 1:28 PM
    Microsoft (MSFT) gets social with its new phones, Kin 1 and Kin 2 -  made by Sharp (SHCAY.PK), sold exclusively by Verizon Wireless (VZ, VOD), targeted to teens and twenty-somethings. (streaming event)
    | Apr. 12, 2010, 1:28 PM | Comment!
  • Apr. 12, 2010, 11:38 AM
    With the iPad (AAPL) charging first through the breach, other companies (HPQ, DELL, LNVGY.PK) have filed plans in varous stages for making a tablet, but the biggest risk could come from nontraditional computer makers like Microsoft (MSFT), Nokia (NOK), and particularly Google (GOOG) - which reportedly has a "stealth mode" reader project.
    | Apr. 12, 2010, 11:38 AM | 1 Comment
  • Apr. 5, 2010, 4:11 PM
    Sources say Microsoft (MSFT) will roll out plans to introduce a new line of mobile phones on April 12 that will emphasize social-networking services targeted at young consumers. The so-called "Pink" phones will be offered through a partnership with Verizon Wireless (VZ, VOD).
    | Apr. 5, 2010, 4:11 PM | 1 Comment
  • Apr. 5, 2010, 1:11 PM
    Microsoft (MSFT) heads for the lifeboats on Intel's (INTC) Itanium chip - nicknamed "Itanic" when it failed to garner business after its 2001 introduction - phasing out support for the 64-bit chip to favor the near-ubiquitous x86 architecture.
    | Apr. 5, 2010, 1:11 PM | 1 Comment
  • Apr. 1, 2010, 8:04 AM
    Microsoft (MSFT) teams up with Ford (F) to provide energy management software for electric cars. The software will tell drivers the best time to recharge their vehicles at home.
    | Apr. 1, 2010, 8:04 AM | Comment!
  • Mar. 31, 2010, 6:45 PM
    Facebook games maker CrowdStar has reportedly broken off talks to be bought by Microsoft (MSFT) for over $200M. The company - the sixth-largest application developer on the social network - is talking to other suitors; maybe EA (ERTS)?
    | Mar. 31, 2010, 6:45 PM | Comment!
  • Mar. 31, 2010, 3:24 PM
    Would Apple (AAPL) really dump Google (GOOG) in favor of Microsoft’s (MSFT) Bing? When Apple ships its first iPads on Saturday, Google investors may head straight to the gadget’s browser to see which search engine is the default choice. If Bing ends up on the iPad, then the iPhone surely would be next.
    | Mar. 31, 2010, 3:24 PM | Comment!
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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