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Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)

  • Feb. 15, 2010, 12:32 PM
    Microsoft's (MSFT) new Windows Phone 7 Series mobile OS - unveiled today in Barcelona - is spiffy. But in a market already crowded with heavy hitters like Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOG), it may be too late.
    | Feb. 15, 2010, 12:32 PM | 2 Comments
  • Feb. 12, 2010, 1:17 PM
    Microsoft (MSFT) is expected to secure unconditional EU approval for its search deal with Yahoo (YHOO), sources say. Experts believe regulatory concern is minimal because of Google's (GOOG) dominance.
    | Feb. 12, 2010, 1:17 PM | Comment!
  • Feb. 12, 2010, 12:49 PM
    Research In Motion (RIMM +2.4%) is one of the market's few winners today, after RBC Capital upgrades based on valuation near historic lows that reflects largely downside scenarios. Microsoft (MSFT -0.5%) may need an acquisition to stay competitive in the smartphone game, and RIM has been eyed as a potential acquisition. Next week, Microsoft unveils its new Windows Phone, and even its own executives say it will "move the bar forward [but] not in an evolutionary way."
    | Feb. 12, 2010, 12:49 PM | 1 Comment
  • Feb. 12, 2010, 10:41 AM
    Microsoft (MSFT) is banking on Monday's revamped Windows Phone software launch to try to right the ship after its growing market share in smartphones was knocked off course by the success of the iPhone (AAPL) and BlackBerry (RIMM).
    | Feb. 12, 2010, 10:41 AM | Comment!
  • Feb. 12, 2010, 8:17 AM
    U.S. video game sales slid again in January, with NPD reporting a 13% drop from a year ago. Wii (NTDOY.PK) continues to lead console sales, with 466K units sold vs. 333K for Xbox 360 (MSFT) and 277K for PS3 (SNE). Nintendo's New Super Mario Bros, was the No. 1 software title, followed by Mass Effect 2 (ERTS).
    | Feb. 12, 2010, 8:17 AM | Comment!
  • 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.
    | Feb. 11, 2010, 4:53 PM | Comment!
  • 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%.
    | Feb. 10, 2010, 8:47 AM | Comment!
  • 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."
    | Feb. 8, 2010, 1:27 PM | Comment!
  • 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. 6, 2010, 8:00 AM | 7 Comments
  • 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.
    | Feb. 5, 2010, 3:42 PM | Comment!
  • 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. 5, 2010, 12:47 PM | 8 Comments
  • 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.
    | Feb. 4, 2010, 5:26 PM | Comment!
  • 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%.
    | Feb. 2, 2010, 9:52 AM | Comment!
  • 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%.
    | Jan. 29, 2010, 2:14 PM | 1 Comment
  • 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, 1:39 PM | 2 Comments
  • 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%.
    | Jan. 29, 2010, 10:10 AM | 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