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  1. Baidu Hires Former Microsoft Executive (BIDU)

    January 17, 2017
    A day after launching its augmented reality hub to bolster its artificial intelligence business, Baidu announced a major ...
  2. Oracle’s Strategy to Hit $10 Billion in SaaS Revenues

    January 16, 2017
    Oracle (NYSE:ORCL) was very late to the cloud party, but the company has gotten aggressive with its strategy as it tries ...
  3. Microsoft Buys AI Startup Maluuba

    January 16, 2017
    Aside from cementing Microsoft's position in the cloud market, CEO Satya Nadella has set a goal to "democratize AI."
  4. US Market Indexes Lower Ahead of Earnings

    January 13, 2017
    U.S. market indexes were lower on Thursday. For the day, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 19891.00 for a loss of ...
  5. A Weak Outlook Has Tableau Investors Singing the Blues

    January 12, 2017
    The combination of weak fundamentals and an ongoing technical breakdown makes it highly unlikely that Tableau will reconcile ...
  6. Gaming Stocks to Watch in 2017 (ATVI, NTES)

    January 12, 2017
    2016 was the best year in history for the video game industry. Will 2017 be even stronger?
  7. Perkins Coie Trust Co Buys Microsoft Corp, Walt Disney Co, PepsiCo ...

    January 11, 2017
    Seattle, WA, based Investment company Perkins Coie Trust Co buys Microsoft Corp, Walt Disney Co, PepsiCo Inc, Wells Fargo ...
  8. CIBC World Markets Inc. Buys Fortis Inc, Magna International ...

    January 10, 2017
    Toronto, A6, based Investment company CIBC World Markets Inc. buys Fortis Inc, Magna International Inc, Teck Resources Ltd, ...
  9. I Saw the Future at CES 2017, and All Your Behavior is For Sale

    January 9, 2017
    Technology being used to learn what to sell you is not a matter of whether or when, but of which app.
  10. Alexa, Who Won CES This Year?

    January 9, 2017
    The voice assistant is being incorporated into consumer products, inside and outside the home, at a startling rate.
  11. Is Microsoft Stock a Bargain at Tech-Bubble Highs?

    January 9, 2017
    Can shares of Microsoft, which are trading near tech-bubble highs, still make money for investors in 2017?
  12. Microsoft Stock Among Top Cloud Picks for 2017

    January 6, 2017
    Microsoft might be trading near tech-bubble highs, but leaving the stock out of your portfolio for 2017 might be a mistake.
  13. 3 Gadgets That Impressed Tech Geeks At CES 2017

    January 4, 2017
    These three products have generated the maximum chatter among attendees.
  14. What Will Drive Microsoft Stock in 2017?

    January 1, 2017
    MSFT haf 12% returns in 2016, which topped the 9.55% rise in the S&P 500 index.
  15. The Rich Added $237 Billion To Their Net Worth In 2016

    December 31, 2016
    Breaking News: The rich got richer.
  16. Twitter's Wild 2016: A Year in Review

    December 28, 2016
    The term "colossal failure" seems an appropriate description of Twitter's 2016 campaign.
  17. Microsoft's Cloud, LinkedIn Deal Dominate 2016

    December 28, 2016
    Microsoft's growth in cloud services and its emergence into a threat to Amazon was one of 2016's biggest surprises
  18. Most Important Mergers and Acquisitions of 2016

    December 27, 2016
    While 2016 did not see a $100 billion deal, there were plenty of important multibillion-dollar deals.
  19. Nokia And Apple Start A Mutual Patent War

    December 22, 2016
    Apple claims Nokia is the ringleader in a patent troll circus; Nokia has a beef of its own.
  20. Tim Cook Promises 'Great Desktops' Are in Apple's Future (AAPL, ...

    December 20, 2016
    CEO Tim Cook suggested that the reported rumors of the Mac's death have been exaggerations.
  21. LinkedIn to Delist from NYSE Dec. 19

    December 9, 2016
    LinkedIn's management got a nice new job at Microsoft.
  22. Can LinkedIn Become Microsoft's Instagram? (MSFT, FB)

    December 9, 2016
    Two days after Microsoft $26.2 billion blockbuster deal for LinkedIn was approved by EU regulators, the deal officially closed ...
  23. Google To Become A 100% Renewable Energy Company in 2017

    December 8, 2016
    The Mountain View company is already the largest purchaser of renewable energy in corporate America.
  24. Microsoft, Qualcomm Team Against Intel on PCs

    December 8, 2016
    Microsoft rolls out a new version of Windows 10 OS to run on Qualcomm chips, putting Intel on notice.
  25. Is a Big Stock Buyback Coming?

    December 7, 2016
    One of Trump’s tax proposal promises could be a boon for stock buybacks.
  26. Bill Gates Lists His Favorite Books of 2016 (MSFT, NKE)

    December 7, 2016
    Bill Gates' list of favorite books for 2016 span from tennis to genes, to a memoir on Nike and political leadership.
  27. Microsoft, LinkedIn Deal Cleared By EU Regulators (MSFT, LNKD)

    December 7, 2016
    Microsoft's $26.2 billion blockbuster deal for LinkedIn has finally been approved, according to a blog post posted Tuesday ...
  28. FB, GOOGL, MSFT, TWTR Pool Images to Scan for Terrorist Recruiters

    December 6, 2016
    The four tech giants will post flagged content into the shared database. Facebook is also asking users for help in identifying ...
  29. Microsoft Attacks Amazon, Google for Home Turf (MSFT, AMZN)

    December 6, 2016
    The cloud isn't the only area where Microsoft aims to topple, whose voice assistant Echo has quickly become a ...
  30. EU Reads Riot Act to Facebook, Twitter, Google Over Hate Speech

    December 5, 2016
    The European government may impose laws on the tech companies, if they fail to comply with a code of conduct they signed ...
  31. Amazon Ramps Up Cloud Position as Rivals Emerge (AMZN, MSFT)

    December 5, 2016
    With its new cloud tools, Amazon is addressing the needs not only of the users, but also system administrators and developers. ...
  32. 3 Tech Stocks To Buy For The Bounce (MSFT, TXN)

    December 2, 2016
    Big tech has been sold aggressively in recent weeks but a handful of components have held up exceptional well and could lead ...
  33. Microsoft Wins Proxy Access Vote (MSFT)

    December 2, 2016
    Investor advocate James McRitchie was pushing to make it easier for investors to nominate members to Microsoft's board.
  34. Is Nokia Getting Back Into Smartphones? (NOK, MSFT)

    December 2, 2016
    Investors learned that a brand with a familiar name will return to the smartphone market next year.
  35. Microsoft Declares 39-Cent Cash Dividend (MSFT)

    December 2, 2016
    The software giant on Thursday declared a 39-cent per share dividend that is payable March 9, 2017, to shareholders of record ...
  36. How India Makes Money

    November 29, 2016
    India currently has the ninth largest nominal GDP (and third largest in PPP) in the world.
  37. Alibaba Opens Four New Data Centers (BABA, AMZN)

    November 29, 2016
    The Chinese e-commerce giant's cloud division, which is estimated to have grown by 128% during the third quarter, is a strategic ...
  38. Microsoft Seeks to Grow Cloud Position in China (MSFT, BABA)

    November 25, 2016
    Microsoft believes it can grow its market share by making some well-time moves, including strengthening its partnerships.
  39. Microsoft Launches Office 365 in 10 New Countries (MSFT)

    November 24, 2016
    Microsoft Office 365 will now be available in 10 additional countries. This means Office 365 is now available in 150 markets ...
  40. EU Set to Approve Microsoft, LinkedIn Deal (MSFT, LNKD)

    November 24, 2016
    Microsoft's $26.2 billion blockbuster deal for LinkedIn could be green-lighted soon.
  41. Microsoft Offers EU Concessions for LinkedIn (MSFT, LNKD)

    November 22, 2016
    The Commission, which has fined Microsoft more than 2.2 billion euros ($2.3 billion) over the past decade, wants to avoid ...
  42. Goldman Predicts Surge in Buybacks (AAPL, MSFT)

    November 21, 2016
    The investment bank foresees stock repurchases to account for the largest share of cash used by S&P 500 companies for the ...
  43. Cloud Battle Gets More Intelligent (MSFT, AMZN)

    November 21, 2016
    It seems that machine learning technology is going to be the next battleground for market share within the cloud.
  44. Slack Not Worried About Microsoft Teams (MSFT)

    November 21, 2016
    While Slack seems to dismiss Microsoft's approach and its entry into the market, it is making a mistake – one that is made ...
  45. Microsoft Stock Upgraded at Goldman Sachs (MSFT)

    November 18, 2016
    Shares of Microsoft rose as much as 2.17% Thursday on above-average volume after the software giant received an endorsement ...
  46. LinkedIn Access Officially Banned in Russia (LNKD, MSFT)

    November 18, 2016
    Access to LinkedIn in Russia is now officially blocked after the company refused a request to transfer Russian user data ...
  47. Microsoft to Tie Exec Bonuses to Diversity Goals (MSFT)

    November 18, 2016
    Microsoft Corporation will pay bonuses to executives based on how well the company closes several gaps in its diversity ...
  48. Can Amazon Fight Off Microsoft Cloud Momentum? (MSFT, AMZN)

    November 17, 2016
    Comparing both cloud giants, not only are Microsoft's numbers more impressive (under Nadella), the measures cast doubts on ...
  49. Microsoft Makes LinkedIn Concessions (MSFT, LNKD)

    November 17, 2016
    European antitrust regulators are eyeing Microsoft's $26.2 billion purchase of LinkedIn. Here's what MSFT may have to do ...
  50. Microsoft Finally Joins Linux Foundation (MSFT)

    November 17, 2016
    Roughly 15 years after former CEO Steve Ballmer referred to Linux as a "cancer," Microsoft announced on Wednesday that it ...
  51. Elon Musk-Backed AI Startup, Microsoft Ink Cloud Agreement (TSLA, ...

    November 16, 2016
    Elon Musk's artificial intelligence non-profit continues towards its goal of developing and democratizing the technology.
  52. Microsoft, NVIDIA Collaborate on Enterprise AI (MSFT, NVDA)

    November 16, 2016
    Few companies are in a better position to service the corporate AI need than Microsoft, which has dominated the enterprise ...
  53. Microsoft Makes Largest Wind Energy Investment (MSFT)

    November 15, 2016
    Microsoft announced its largest deal for renewable wind energy, aimed at powering the massive collection of datacenters it ...
  54. Microsoft Stock Trades Ex-Dividend Tuesday (MSFT)

    November 14, 2016
    Microsoft will send its dividend payment on Dec. 8 to shareholders of record as of Nov. 17.
  55. Microsoft Stock Caught in Tech Downdraft (MSFT)

    November 14, 2016
    Technology stocks like Microsoft were broadly shunned out of the post-election rally that the stock market enjoyed last week. ...
  56. Don't Blame Big Data for Pollsters' Failings (AAPL, GOOGL)

    November 14, 2016
    As it turned out, listening to a wider set of data played a role in the Trump victory, but the pollsters need to catch up ...
  57. LinkedIn Banned in Russia Over Data Privacy (LNKD, MSFT)

    November 11, 2016
    The ruling underscores the growing tensions between Russia and foreign internet firms that operate in the country.
  58. The Trump Effect on Large Tech Multinationals (MSFT)

    November 10, 2016
    While Mr. Trump's "America first" philosophy resonated with his voters, the exclusionary implication may pressure multinational ...
  59. How Trump’s Tax Plans Could Boost Tech (QQQ, AAPL)

    November 10, 2016
    Trump’s promise to offer a tax holiday on repatriated cash may help tech firms with billions trapped abroad.
  60. Twitter's COO Steps Down (TWTR, CRM)

    November 10, 2016
    According to reports, the move is part of a "significant shake-up" at the company by its CEO Jack Dorsey.
  61. Can Trump Tax Plan Bring Back Overseas Cash? (AAPL, MSFT)

    November 9, 2016
    Global tax havens may soon become an afterthought if the president-elect holds true to his promises.
  62. How a President Trump Would Disrupt Tech (AAPL, MSFT)

    November 9, 2016
    A Trump presidency could provide mega-tax breaks via repatriating overseas cash mounds. Other plans for trade and skilled ...
  63. Big Tech Is Sitting on $1.77 Trillion (AAPL, MSFT)

    November 7, 2016
    Moody's reports corporations hold about half of all cash held by US non-financial companies, while levels of corporate cash ...
  64. A Look at Microsoft vs. Adobe (MSFT, ADBE)

    November 7, 2016
    From an investment perspective, investors would have done well betting on either company.
  65. Microsoft's Quest for Market Share In Online Collaboration Space

    November 4, 2016
    The Redmond giant's entry into the collaboration space does not necessarily translate into loss of market share for smaller, ...
  66. Android Reached Record Market Share During Q3

    November 3, 2016
    Android gained market share at the expense of Apple's iOS. In a sign of things to come, emerging markets played a major role ...
  67. After Facebook, Microsoft Looks to Eat Slack's Lunch (MSFT, FB)

    November 3, 2016
    Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled its real-time workplace collaboration service, dubbed Microsoft Teams
  68. Google Warns of "Critical Vulnerability" in Windows (MSFT, GOOG)

    November 1, 2016
    Things have gotten a little embarrassing for Microsoft.
  69. Microsoft Offers $650 "Trade-ups" For Apple's MacBooks

    October 28, 2016
    A blogpost on the company's website extols the benefits of a touchscreen interface and adds that "You can't do that on a ...
  70. Google's Growing Cloud Ambitions

    October 28, 2016
    Cloud is expected to be "one of the largest areas of investment and headcount growth in 2017"
  71. LinkedIn Targets IT Leaders (MSFT, FB, CSCO, JNPR)

    October 28, 2016
    As a number of tech companies design and build their own IT infrastructure, the trend could take major business from traditional ...
  72. The U.S. Just Hiked Immigration Application Fees By 21% (IBM, ...

    October 28, 2016
    American firms, some of which hire thousands of foreign workers every year, will now have to pay $135 more per application ...
  73. Microsoft’s Secret Weapon: Cloud Division (MSFT)

    October 27, 2016
    As the global tech pioneer's hybrid cloud offerings lead to another quarter of double digit growth, a wave of new competitors ...
  74. Apple Unveils New MacBook Pro And Apple TV

    October 27, 2016
    Apple unveiled new devices today, including a new MacBook Pro.
  75. Bad AAPL Sales Results Hit Tech ETF (QQQ, AAPL)

    October 26, 2016
    One of QQQ’s biggest holdings reported disappointing earnings—how will the ETF cope?
  76. Microsoft Launches Surface Studio, All-In-One PC (MSFT, AAPL)

    October 26, 2016
    Microsoft launched a new device and major support for 3D creation and viewing in its operating system at its event in New ...
  77. Chain Launches Blockchain Open Source Developer Platform (MSFT, ...

    October 25, 2016
    San Francisco-based blockchain technology solutions provider Chain, Inc., has recently released ‘Chain Core Developer Edition,’ ...
  78. Microsoft to Announce New Surface PC Wednesday

    October 25, 2016
    The company is expected to announce consumer-facing version of the Surface Hub as well as an updated version of its Paint ...
  79. Microsoft at All-Time High: Thank the Cloud (MSFT)

    October 24, 2016
    Investors applaud the global tech leader's latest quarterly earnings report, indicating a refocus away from hardware and ...
  80. Microsoft Reaches Record High After Positive Earnings Beat

    October 21, 2016
    The Redmond-based behemoth's record highs are a result of increased run rate in its cloud business.
  81. Microsoft Surges After Beating Analyst Expectations (MSFT, ADBE)

    October 20, 2016
    The Redmond company reported increased revenues from its cloud division.
  82. Microsoft Preview: Watch for Cloud Results (MSFT)

    October 20, 2016
    Microsoft has forecast a decline in cloud revenue for the latest quarter when it reports earnings after market's close
  83. Patriots Coach Says Microsoft Surface Is No Winner

    October 19, 2016
    New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick, who has won four Super Bowls, fumed about the Microsoft Surface tablet's poor ...
  84. IBM Makes Largest Ever Deployment Of Macs (IBM, AAPL)

    October 19, 2016
    The Armonk company plans to install 100000 Macs on its campuses by the end of this year to save on costs.
  85. VMworld: New Offerings, Skype Integration (VMW, MSFT)

    October 18, 2016
    At VMworld in Europe, the network infrastructure and virtualization leader announced latest enterprise communication tools ...
  86. eBay's Domination Could Last Into 2017

    October 18, 2016
    eBay broke out to an all time high in July and will test those double digit percentage gains with this week's quarterly confessional. ...
  87. Peter Thiel to Donate $1.25 Million to Trump (FB, MSFT)

    October 16, 2016
    Venture capitalist Peter Thiel will give $1.25 million to Donald Trump's campaign less than a month before Election Day.
  88. Twitter Falls After Salesforce Confirms It Is Not Making A Bid ...

    October 14, 2016
    In an interview with the Financial Times, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff said Twitter "wasn't the right fit."
  89. What to Own if Congress Passes a Tax Holiday Next Year (MSFT, ...

    October 14, 2016
    According to Goldman Sachs, economists have assigned a 50% probability that a corporate tax reform will be implemented during ...
  90. What the AWS-VMware Cloud Deal Means (AMZN, VMW)

    October 14, 2016
    VMware's private cloud and virtualization tools will run on Amazon's public cloud platform, catapulting AWS' dominance against ...
  91. Google and Facebook to Build an Undersea Cable Between LA and ...

    October 13, 2016
    The Pacific Light Cable Network (PLCN) will be the highest capacity trans-Pacific route with 12,800 km of fiber and an estimated ...
  92. Twitter up After Upgrade and News Report (TWTR, CRM)

    October 11, 2016
    Twitter's shares are up again after an upgrade and a news report that it might still be in talks with Salesforce.
  93. Is Facebook's Workplace a Threat to Slack ? (FB, MSFT)

    October 11, 2016
    If you won't go to Facebook at work, Facebook has decided to come to you. But can it compete with one of the fastest-growing ...
  94. Facebook Enters Enterprise Productivity Space With Workplace ...

    October 10, 2016
    The Menlo Park-based company's new app is not a drag on office productivity.
  95. Tech Leaders Compete in SaaS Space (MSFT, CRM)

    October 7, 2016
    A recent report indicates Microsoft passed Salesforce as the leader in the overall SaaS market, the fastest growing cloud ...
  96. Apple Said To Be Forming A Division For Cloud Services

    October 7, 2016
    The Cupertino company is reorganizing its cloud division under a single head and placing employees in a single facility. ...
  97. Salesforce's Twitter Buyout May be Stymied by Investor Pressure

    October 6, 2016
    Another company balks at buying the social media giant.
  98. Salesforce's Twitter Acquisition May Fold Due To Investor Pressure

    October 6, 2016
    Another potential Twitter buyer balks.
  99. Tech and Auto Companies Dominate World's Most Valuable Brands ...

    October 6, 2016
    Brand consultancy firm Interbrand released its 2016 ranking of the most valuable brands in the world, and technology and ...
  100. Twitter Stock Falls 16.28% in Pre-Market Trading After Report ...

    October 6, 2016
    Three potential suitors are said to be not interested in Twitter. This leaves only Microsoft and Salesforce from among the ...
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