Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft takes first place on Thomson Reuters inaugural Top 100 Global Tech Leaders list

The Redmond company joins several other American companies who also made the top 10. <b>The list “aims to identify the industry’s top financially successful and organizationally sound organizations,”</b> according to <i>Reuters</i>. It is assembled by a 28-factor algorithm that measures a company’s performance in …

Thomson Reuters

Microsoft’s 15-inch Surface Book 2 opens for preorders in the U.K., Canada, and 17 new markets

Microsoft has announced that the 15-inch version of its new Surface Book 2 laptop is now open for preorders in 17 new markets.<p>The news comes three months to the day since the tech giant first unveiled its Surface Book successors, which sported upgraded specs and an additional 15-inch screen version …

Business

Minecraft boss is now in charge of all Xbox game efforts

Microsoft has promoted Matt Booty, a leader in the Minecraft games business, as corporate vice president of Microsoft Studios, making him the No. 2 game executive at the company under his boss, Phil Spencer, executive vice president for games.<p>The appointment fills a key post within the games group …

Game Development

Griffin, Clippers help LA schoolchildren with vision issues

Every student in the Los Angeles Unified School District who needs an eye exam and glasses will be getting them in a partnership with the L.A. …

Business

DealBook Briefing: BlackRock’s Larry Fink Goes Social Activist

<i>Good Tuesday morning, and welcome back. This just in: G.E. shares are falling in premarket trading after the company said it would take a $6.2 billion charge tied to its GE Capital unit. A reminder: Citigroup reports fourth-quarter earnings today. And BlackRock wants corporate America to focus on</i> …

Business

Microsoft Earnings: Will Strong Growth Persist?

Can strong growth in cloud services and Office 365 help revenue rise nicely in Q2?<p>Tech giant <b>Microsoft</b> (NASDAQ:MSFT) impressed investors when it …

Stocks

2 Great Stocks You Can Buy and Hold Forever

Both of these stocks have positioned themselves for nearly limitless growth potential long into the future.<p>A stock to buy and hold forever should be …

Stocks

Keeping Up With the Meltdown and Spectre Bugs

<b>Q.</b> <i>Is it safe to install the Windows patch</i> for <i>these new Spectre and Meltdown bugs? Do they affect Linux? (And who names these security flaws, anyway?)</i><p><b>A.</b> Meltdown and Spectre, the two recently announced security flaws that can expose personal data to hackers, could potentially affect Linux systems, …

Business

Google Assistant on touchscreens means competition for Alexa in the workplace

This week, Google unveiled that Assistant is coming to four new touchscreen devices from LG, Sony, JBL, and Lenovo. With voice commands and a screen, the new devices will be able to make video calls, and serve up things like YouTube videos, directions, cooking help, or your favorite photos. The …

Business

Microsoft has a master plan to change the world with a new line of super-thin, super-light PCs with cell service

• <b>Microsoft is touting "Always Connected PCs," a new initiative with its partners for super-thin LTE-enabled laptops with as much as 20 hours of battery life.</b>• <b><br>From Microsoft's perspective, cell service is getting so much better, so much faster, that one day, you might not even want WiFi anymore —</b> …

Technology

Manitoba's sexual-misconduct approach a step behind

In journalism, as in life, it is fairly well accepted that the harsh glare of public scrutiny can spark positive social change. Sexual misconduct, …

Justice

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with localization, Edge, shell, settings, and input improvements

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs with localization, Edge, shell, settings, and input improvements, among other additions. This build is part of the RS4 branch, which represents the next Windows 10 update the company has yet to announce (but we already know a little …

Microsoft

Mr. Amazon Steps Out

SEATTLE — Jeff Bezos rubbed elbows last weekend with Halle Berry, Chris Hemsworth and other Hollywood celebrities at an after-party for the Golden Globes. In December, he walked the red carpet, along with Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, at a screening of “The Post” in Washington.<p>On Friday, Mr. Bezos …

Business

The world’s 50 most innovative companies

With a GDP of nearly $19 trillion and a population in excess of 323 million, the United States is the largest consumer market in the world.<p>As such, global corporations make doing business in the U.S. a priority. To take full advantage of this market, American and foreign companies must protect …

Patents

7 Things You Didn't Know About Microsoft Corporation

Here are some fun tidbits about the tech titan's history.<p><b>Microsoft</b> (NASDAQ:MSFT) is an icon of American capitalism, technological innovation, and …

Investing

Intel, Microsoft offer differing views on impact of chip flaw

As much of the tech industry tries to assess how a massive chip vulnerability will affect them, Microsoft and Intel differ significantly on how the …

Technology

Charles Schwab Core Equity Fund Among Zacks' Top Mutual Funds You Can Buy for $100 | Investopedia

When it comes to investing, there's not much that you can get for $100, but Zacks Investment Research has identified three mutual funds that you can …

Personal Finance

Microsoft: Windows 10 Fall Creators Update was the fastest to reach 100 million devices

Microsoft today announced the latest Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (version 1709) was the fastest Windows 10 release to reach 100 million devices, “all while achieving higher customer satisfaction ratings compared to prior updates.” We don’t know exactly how many out of Windows 10’s 600 million …

Microsoft

Microsoft brings end-to-end encryption to Skype

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) teams up with encrypted messaging app Signal to offer a Private Connection feature in Skype.<p>The Private Connection feature is …

Business

Better Tech Stock: Alphabet Or Microsoft?

Microsoft and Alphabet are among the most powerful tech corporations in the world.<p>Alphabet stock has massively outperformed Microsoft in the long …

Stocks

From Ego To Empathy: A Microsoft Transformation

Microsoft is going through a historical pivot.<p>Culture changes in the market have changed Microsoft's approach.<p>People and process will be critical in …

Psychology

Amazon's $1,400 Price Target Based On A Reasonable Valuation Multiple

Piper Jaffray’s Amazon analyst Mike Olson increased his price target from $1,200 to $1,400 based on increasing the valuation metric for the shares. Olson uses an EV/EBITDA (Enterprise Value to Earnings Before Interest Taxes Depreciation and Amortization) multiple. He had been using 15x on his …

Stocks

Why Microsoft Corporation's Shares Jumped 37% in 2017

Investors enjoyed seeing the company beat analyst's consensus earnings estimates and bought into Microsoft's cloud-computing narrative.<p><b>What …

Stocks

Microsoft: A Dividend Growth Giant

Microsoft is no longer a tech dinosaur. Estimates suggest it is beating Amazon at its own game.<p>We’re huge fans of Microsoft’s free cash flow …

Stocks

AMD is tumbling after Microsoft halts updates to AMD machines (AMD, MSFT, INTC)

• <b>Flaws in most modern CPUs have been the biggest tech story of the year so far.</b>• <b><br>In an attempt to fix the flaws, Microsoft has rendered some computers running AMD's processors unusable.</b>• <b><br>Microsoft blames AMD for the issues and has halted updates until they can be resolved.</b>• <b><br>Watch AMD's stock price move in</b> …

Business

Microsoft and Qualcomm partner to boost Cortana adoption

Microsoft announced today that companies like Qualcomm are creating reference designs to encourage hardware makers to integrate AI assistant Cortana into more devices. At the Consumer Electronics Show on Monday, Qualcomm also announced plans to make Cortana part of its Smart Audio platform.<p>The …

Business

Microsoft stops fixing security flaw on PCs with AMD chips

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft has temporarily stopped fixing a serious security flaw on personal computers powered by certain chips from Advanced Micro Devices because the repair is crippling the affected machines.<p>The suspension will delay efforts to protect the AMD machines from potential …

Business

Microsoft pushes Cortana reference designs, integration potential

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) wants its Cortana assistant in more devices and announces that Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) and others are making reference designs …

Business

Microsoft Halts 'Spectre' and 'Meltdown' Patches After AMD-Powered Devices Lock

Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) said Tuesday that some of its customers with devices that use chips designed by Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) could not restart …

Tech Industry

Microsoft Welcomes Back Bitcoin

Microsoft is welcoming Bitcoin back to its Windows and Xbox online stores.<p>The move comes after the technology giant stopped letting customers use …

Cryptocurrency