Featured StoryThe stock market today got the third quarter, and second half of the year, off to a strong start with all three benchmarks logging gains right out of the gate. Shortly after the open, the Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 104.61, or 0.70%, to 15,014.21. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index climbed 13.57, or 0.84%,...
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Future Microsoft Profits Rely on Critical Product Launches this Fall
There is a first time for everything, as we learned from the dro p in Microsoft profits the company reported yesterday (Thursday) after market close.
Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) posted its first quarterly loss as a public company - breaking a 26-year record.
Now the company hopes its crop of new products launching this fall will not only boost...
More Proof Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Must Dump CEO Steve Ballmer
You can add the failed acquisition of online advertising firm aQuantive to the mounting evidence that Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) should oust CEO Steve Ballmer.
Microsoft announced Monday night that it would take a $6.2 billion charge this quarter to reflect the destruction of nearly all of the value of the $6.3 billion deal it made in 2007.
8 Reasons Why Mimi Would Sell Microsoft (Nasdaq:MSFT) and Dump Steve Ballmer
One day in 1983, my dad asked me a question over dinner after a long day at work.
He wanted to know what I knew about a little computer company called Microsoft. It was the brainchild of the son of one of his partners at Bogle & Gates, William H. Gates, Sr.
"Not much," I replied.
But I did tell my dad that I loved using MS-DOS in the computer lab with my friends. I was a card-carrying member of the nerd herd back in the day, so I spent a lot of time there and knew Microsoft's...
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Will the Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Deal with Barnes & Noble Work?
The story behind Microsoft's (Nasdaq: MSFT) $300 million investment in Barnes and Noble's (NYSE: BKS) Nook is an easy read: Both companies win with the deal.
The duo is pairing to create a new subsidiary, with Microsoft taking a 17.6% stake. Microsoft will invest an additional $305 million over the next five years.
The deal gives the tech giant a...
Windows 8: Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Strikes Back at Apple and Google
Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) has radically retooled its flagship product, Windows 8, to fight for a bigger piece of a mobile computing market currently dominated by its rivals.
Microsoft unveiled a beta version of Windows 8 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last week.
With a final release expected in the fall, Microsoft needs Windows 8 to be a winner.