Microsoft Corporation news

19 Jan, 2019 21:40 FinancialContent

Walgreens joins Microsoft’s growing list of “anti-Amazon” cloud customers.

It will take more than the massive cloud computing muscle of AWS to grab a significant share of the fast-growing video game market.

Month after month of privacy scandals, regulatory threats, trade anxieties and other inauspicious events have soured many investors -- and the public at large -- on companies that were once darlings of the market. Now, companies are trying to build goodwill -- in some cases, by making investments to address the problems that critics charge them with creating. recently announced that it's committing $500 million to support affordable housing in the Seattle area, which has seen housing prices skyrocket 96% over the past eight years, well outpacing the median earnings in the area.

19 Jan, 2019 14:00 FinancialContent

The company has trailed competitors in gaming lately, but that could change over the next decade.

The software giant has had three CEOs in its history. Here's how the last two have done.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says the company's Cortana digital assistant should be available on smart speakers made by rivals like Amazon and Google.

18 Jan, 2019 22:00 Yahoo! Finance

Even with some pull-in, the software company expects to maintain a solid growth rate.

18 Jan, 2019 20:51 FinancialContent

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Microsoft Corporation (MSFT), where a total volume of 188,162 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 18.8 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 43.6% of MSFT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 43.2 million shares..

Slack Changed ‘Simply Awful’ Logo: Is an IPO Coming Soon?Slack If you work in an office environment, then you’re probably using Slack—or at least you must have heard about it. Slack Technologies, a provider of cloud-based apps and services,

18 Jan, 2019 19:21 Yahoo! Finance

Leading the Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) rumor mill today is news of iPhone sales in China being down. Today, we'll look at that and other Apple Rumors for Friday. iPhone Sales: A recent report claims that sales of the iPhone are down in China, reports 9to5Mac. According to this report, the tech company isn't seeing as much iPhone sales in the country as it was hoping for. This report points to some of AAPL's suppliers slashing their own 2019 forecasts due to poor expectations for smartphones sales in the country. Foxconn Layoffs: It looks like Foxconn is laying off seasonal workers at unexpected rates, AppleInsider notes. These reports say that the company has laid off some 50,000 workers since October. Layoffs before the end of the year are strange for the Apple assembler. This may point to lower iPhone orders and the company needing to lay off employees as a result. Pegatron, another assembler for AAPL, is also reportedly laying off employees sooner than normal. InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Windows 10: Owners of Windows 10 mobile devices are suggested to switch over to iOS devices, reports MacRumors. This advice comes directly from Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT). The company is ending support for Windows 10 mobile. This means it won't get support or security updates anymore. This is the reason that the company is advising its users to switch to mobile devices that run iOS or Android. Check out more recent Apple Rumors or Subscribe to Apple Rumors : RSS As of this writing, William White did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. Compare Brokers The post Friday Apple Rumors: Chinese iPhone Demand Down appeared first on InvestorPlace.

Let's take a look at what we learned from CEO Reed Hastings and other executives on Netflix's Q4 earnings call to help evaluate Netflix as the likes of Disney (DIS), Apple (AAPL), and others enter the streaming market.

Tech Giants' Latest: Search, Social Media, and Digital Payments(Continued from Prior Part)Helping local newsrooms build sustainable businessesFacebook (FB) is committing $300 million to the support of local journalism projects over the next three

18 Jan, 2019 17:01 Seeking Alpha

Microsoft says anyone using its smartphone platform, Windows 10 Mobile, should switch to Android or iPhone.

The legendary investor has over $1 billion in cloud companies including Microsoft, Amazon, ServiceNow, Salesforce.com and Workday.

18 Jan, 2019 16:31 Yahoo! Finance

Tech Giants' Latest: Search, Social Media, and Digital PaymentsG-Suite prices are rising 20% Alphabet’s (GOOGL) Google is raising the prices of its G-Suite products by 20%, marking the first time ever the company is pursuing a price hike for its

Cloud security provider Zscaler aims to capitalize on a big shift in the enterprise software market. Technology called SD-WAN has given Zscaler an opening in the web security gateway market.

18 Jan, 2019 16:04 FinancialContent

Symbols mentioned in this story: IWV, MSFT, AAPL, JNJ Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just like stocks, but instead of ''shares'' investors are actually buying and selling ''units''. These ''units'' can be traded back and forth just like stocks, but can also be created or destroyed to accommodate investor demand..

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18 Jan, 2019 14:00 Seeking Alpha

IBM is raising the bar in cloud and digital transformation domain with new deal wins. IBM inks eight-year deal with Vodafone Business for approximately $550 million.

The index enjoyed another strong week of gains, increasing over three straight sessions.

18 Jan, 2019 13:32 Yahoo! Finance

The U.S. pharmacy chain has partnered with two tech giants in an aggressive defensive battle against Amazon.

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Citrix Systems (CTXS) gains from synergies from buyouts, strategic alliances and focus on adding innovative features to its subscription offerings.

‘In terms of scale, this enormous trove of email addresses and unique passwords is monumental.’

The vast majority of Americans would like online services to collect less of their data, but at what price?

Microsoft's president and chief legal officer said on CNBC that it's too early to say if the shutdown is hurting Microsoft's own business.

The Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist writes in the Wall Street Journal that the $10 billion he invested in three particular companies through the Bill & Melina Gates Foundation has brought much better returns than the S&P 500.

A consumer version of Microsoft 365 is on the way, almost two years after Microsoft unveiled a version of the bundle for workers.

Investors seeking exposure to the cloud sector have many options, but CNBC's Jim Cramer said software analytics companyNew ...

InvestorsObserver issues critical PriceWatch Alerts for BABA, C, M, MSFT, and NVDA.

Vodafone is teaming up with IBM to offer businesses a way to link different cloud computing systems to support the next wave of digital advances, such as machine learning, on super-fast fifth-generation telecoms networks.

17 Jan, 2019 13:46 FinancialContent

Despite its massive size, Microsoft is more of a growth stock than a stalwart these days. Can the momentum persist?

Kroger and Microsoft team up to take on Amazon Go and Whole Foods.

Office messaging app Slack is changing its logo because it says the current one "pained" the company and was "simply awful." It will no longer use the colorful hashtag that it used when it launched in 2013 and has instead designed a four-color logo using lozenge and speech bubble shapes.

David Kostin, chief U.S. equity strategist at Goldman Sachs, told CNBC where he would recommend investing amid ongoing economic and political uncertainty.

The most important earnings season for tech since the dot-com boom went bust is about to begin, but don’t expect a holiday miracle, especially for the companies that are used to a victory lap at this time of year.

17 Jan, 2019 08:19 FinancialContent

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17 Jan, 2019 06:39 FinancialContent

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Unprecedented regional investment bolstered by new declaration from mayors of nine largest cities outside Seattle to take steps to increase affordable housing

17 Jan, 2019 03:20 FinancialContent

The pharmacy is joining a growing number of retailers snubbing rival Amazon.

For years, tech companies have been under fire for causing soaring housing prices in certain areas. Now, Microsoft Corp. is doing something about it.

Google is giving two tiers of its productivity suite a price bump, shortly after former Oracle executive Thomas Kurian takes control of its cloud division.

16 Jan, 2019 21:05 FinancialContent

Microsoft to host earnings conference call webcast

16 Jan, 2019 21:01 Seeking Alpha

Morgan Stanley highlights three software stocks that can outperform even during a "slowing macro environment," thanks in part to a focus on recurring revenue streams.

According to AB Berstein, "crowded" stocks tend to react very negatively to bad results. As widely traded stocks are usually priced for perfection, they are more vulnerable to surprises.

Another year, another dividend boost.

Jim Cramer explains that the retail sector has both winners and losers, and it pays to know the difference.

15 Jan, 2019 21:03 FinancialContent

Dell Technologies has gotten a tepid response from Wall Street since returning as a publicly traded company late last month. Dell stock has trended down since it went public for the second time.

In stock market news Tuesday, the Nasdaq composite was up 1.2% in afternoon trading, helped by a big move in shares of Netflix.

* Indexes gain: Dow 0.56 pct, S&P 0.94 pct, Nasdaq 1.56 pct (Changes comment, adds details, updates prices)

AG nominee William Barr said he doesn't think "big is necessarily bad," but he wants to understand how tech giants have gotten so big

Software stocks are leading the tech sector in a strong start to 2019. One technical analyst says it makes sense to keep betting on the winners.

Corporate spending on technology will stay strong in 2019 and that'll be a plus for Salesforce.com, Palo Alto and Microsoft, says Morgan Stanley. Microsoft stock was rated a top pick.

15 Jan, 2019 17:12 FinancialContent

The market is making some investors nervous, but you don’t have to give up tech altogether to make your portfolio safer.

Yes to senior housing, but no to the rest of the housing market.

15 Jan, 2019 15:51 FinancialContent

Microsoft and Walgreens Boots Alliance on Tuesday announced a wide-ranging partnership. Walgreens will migrate most of its IT infrastructure to Microsoft's Azure platform.

15 Jan, 2019 15:46 FinancialContent

Thousands of business, political and cultural leaders from all over the world will return to the snowy mountains of Davos, Switzerland next week to discuss the latest global issues.

Drugstore chain Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc and Microsoft Corp said on Tuesday they have entered a seven-year agreement to research and develop new methods of delivering healthcare services through digital devices.

15 Jan, 2019 15:12 FinancialContent

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15 Jan, 2019 15:11 FinancialContent

In early trading on Tuesday, shares of Microsoft (MSFT) topped the list of the day's best performing Dow Jones Industrial Average components, trading up 2.2%. Year to date, Microsoft registers a 2.7% gain.

15 Jan, 2019 13:58 Seeking Alpha

Walgreens Boots Alliance, a retailer that's active in health care, will move the majority of its IT to Microsoft Azure, and employees will adopt Windows 10 and other products.

Companies aim to improve health outcomes and lower overall costs with enhanced digital and retail experiences and an R&D commitment to build health care solutions through seven-year agreement

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