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Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)

  • Feb. 11, 2010, 4:53 PM
    Microsoft (MSFT) is reportedly among the suitors who might pay $200M to buy social-gaming company CrowdStar, which makes games like "Happy Aquarium" for Facebook. ThinkEquity expects the social gaming market to triple to over $2B by 2012.
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  • Feb. 10, 2010, 8:47 AM
    Bing (MSFT) is grabbing marketshare slowly but surely. In January, the search engine had an 11.3% share of the U.S. market vs. 10.7% in Dec. and 8.5% a year ago. Google (GOOG) dipped to 65.4% from 65.7%; Yahoo (YHOO) dipped to 17% from 17.3%.
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  • Feb. 8, 2010, 1:27 PM
    All Things Digital says Microsoft (MSFT) likely will unveil Windows Mobile 7 next week at the Mobile World Congress in Spain, trying to create some excitement around its "foundering" mobile strategy. But Kara Swisher notes that the company might be better off buying one of the big telecoms, such as Research in Motion (RIMM). "Many sources at Microsoft have told me that CEO Steve Ballmer has expressed interest in buying RIM many times... Well, at least Ballmer is thinking big."
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  • Feb. 6, 2010, 8:00 AM
    Now that BlackRock (BLK) is the world's biggest asset manager, it sends the SEC more than 1,500 13G forms (like a 13D, used to report an investor owns 5% of a company), meaning it owns significant segments of some of the biggest Fortune 500 companies - including Apple (AAPL), Microsoft (MSFT), Google (GOOG) and even Exxon Mobil (XOM).
  • Feb. 5, 2010, 3:42 PM
    Microsoft (MSFT) loses Facebook's banner-ad business but expands a search-ad agreement with the social network, as the Bing owner attempts to make up ground on Google (GOOG) with search agreements.
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  • Feb. 5, 2010, 12:47 PM
    In the wake of the Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) downgrade yesterday, consider this: Only four U.S. non-financial firms now sport AAA ratings: Automatic Data Processing (ADP), ExxonMobil (XOM), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and Microsoft (MSFT). Only 18 financial companies have AAA credit. Indeed, the world has become a much more leveraged place.
  • Feb. 4, 2010, 5:26 PM
    With all the hoopla surrounding the Apple (AAPL) iPad and (AMZN) Kindle, where is Microsoft (MSFT)? The company still reports record profits, yet it is "clumsy" and "uncompetitive," says a former exec. "Unlike other companies, Microsoft never developed a true system for innovation." But Bing brings props from some.
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  • Feb. 2, 2010, 9:52 AM
    Dow leaders: AA +2.8%. HPQ +1.6%. AXP +1.3%.
    Dow laggards: DD -1.8%. MSFT -0.8%.
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  • Jan. 29, 2010, 2:14 PM
    Another leg down has stocks flat to well into the red, as Apple (AAPL -3.4%), Microsoft (MSFT -3.1%) and Qualcomm (QCOM -4.1%) lead techs downward. Commodities are lower with the dollar's gains: Crude -0.6%; gold -0.2%.
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  • Jan. 29, 2010, 1:39 PM
    In Davos, Google (GOOG) CEO Eric Schmidt walks a delicate line on China, seeming to back off from conflict while firming the company's stance: Censorship is unacceptable and "we hope that will change and we can apply some pressure to make things better for the Chinese people." Meanwhile, not much is visibly happening - and Microsoft (MSFT) would be happy to jump in. (previously)
  • Jan. 29, 2010, 10:10 AM
    Dow leaders: CAT +2.7%. WMT +2.3%. AXP +2.1%. AA +1.8%.
    Dow laggards: MSFT -1.2%. BA -0.8%. IBM -0.5%. JNJ -0.4%.
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  • Jan. 28, 2010, 5:13 PM
    Microsoft (MSFT): Windows 7 sales - more than 60M licenses through end of Q2 - led to record Windows sales, and the 14% gain to record revenues overall. Sees full-year operating expense of $26.2B-26.5B. "Our continuing commitment to managing costs allowed us to drive earnings performance ahead of the revenue growth." Shares now +1.7% AH.
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  • Jan. 28, 2010, 4:08 PM
    Microsoft (MSFT): FQ2 EPS of $0.60 beats by $0.01. Revenue of $19B (+14%) vs. $17.8B. Shares +0.7% AH. (PR)
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  • Jan. 28, 2010, 12:10 AM
    Notable earnings after Thursday's close: AMCC, AMZN, ASIA, BCR, CA, CB, CPWR, GHL, GNW, ICO, INFA, JNPR, KLAC, LEG, MSFT, MXIM, OCLR, PMCS, QTM, RHI, RMBS, SNDK, SNV, THOR, TSRA
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  • Jan. 26, 2010, 1:29 PM
    Stocks have retreated just after reaching intraday highs, as tech issues have emerged to provide a lift (AAPL +4.1%; MSFT +1.7%; EMC +4.5%). At midday: the Dow +0.7% to 10,265; S&P 500 +0.4% to 1,101; Nasdaq +0.6% to 2,223. Crude -0.5%. Natural gas -4.1%. Gold -0.2%. Silver -1.8%. Platinum -2%.
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  • Jan. 25, 2010, 1:28 PM
    Dow leaders: INTC +2.8%. GE +2.3%. CAT +2.1%. HPQ +1.8%. MSFT +1.8%.
    Dow laggards: KFT -0.7%. HD -0.4%. AXP -0.3%. UTX -0.3%.
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Company Description
Microsoft Corp is engaged in designing, manufacturing, selling devices, and online advertising to a global customer audience. Its products include operating systems for computing devices, servers, phones, and other intelligent devices.
Sector: Technology
Country: United States