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Microsoft: U.S.-headquartered technology company
Microsoft Corporation (MS) is an American multinational technology company with headquarters in Redmond, Washington. It develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services. Its best known software products are the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, the Microsoft Office suite, and the Internet Explorer and Edge web browsers. Its flagship hardware products are the Xbox video game consoles and the Microsoft Surface lineup of touchscreen personal computers. As of 2016, it is the world's largest software maker by revenue, and one of the world's most valuable companies. The word "Microsoft" is a portmanteau of "microcomputer" and "software". Microsoft is ranked No. 30 in the 2018 Fortune 500 rankings of the largest United States corporations by total revenue.

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S&P 500 nudges lower as industrials drag

The S&P 500 closed just barely lower on Thursday, as a dive in industrial stocks and concerns about slowing global growth eclipsed gains in Facebook and Microsoft.
Reuters - Published

Microsoft enters the $1 trillion market-cap club

Software giant valued at more than $1 trillion, joining Amazon and Apple, thanks to its fast-growing cloud-computing business.
CBS News - Published Also reported by •BBC News

Videos for Microsoft

3M hampers Dow, tech powers Nasdaq to record [Video]3M hampers Dow, tech powers Nasdaq to record

The Dow finished lower as dimsal results from 3M added a note of caution to earnings season, but solid results from Microsoft lifted the Nasdaq to a lifetime high. Conway G. Gittens reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:36Published

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern Wants To Slow the Spread Of Violent Content Online [Video]New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern Wants To Slow the Spread Of Violent Content Online

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is connecting with major tech companies like Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter. According to Business Insider, Ardern wants to slow the spread of violent..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Microsoft Refuses Request By U.S. Police Department For Facial Recognition Software [Video]Microsoft Refuses Request By U.S. Police Department For Facial Recognition Software

According to a report by Business Insider, on Tuesday, Microsoft President Brad Smith announced that the company had refused a request from a US police department to install its facial recognition..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

The World's Largest Plane Takes Off for the First Time [Video]The World's Largest Plane Takes Off for the First Time

Late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen founded the company behind the world's largest plane in 2011.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:08Published

Microsoft Support Agent's Credentials Used To Hack Outlook, MSN, Hotmail Email Accounts [Video]Microsoft Support Agent's Credentials Used To Hack Outlook, MSN, Hotmail Email Accounts

Digital Trends reports hackers compromised Microsoft’s web-based email services, including Outlook.com accounts and MSN and Hotmail addresses, for months. And they did it by using a customer support..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

Google unveils new cloud-based gaming service [Video]Google unveils new cloud-based gaming service

Google announced on Tuesday that it would launch a browser-based video game streaming service dubbed Stadia that attempts to capitalize on the company's cloud technology and global network of data..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:07Published

U.S. prosecutors probe Facebook data deals: NYT [Video]U.S. prosecutors probe Facebook data deals: NYT

The New York Times reports that federal prosecutors are conducting a criminal investigation into data-sharing agreements with some of the world's top technology companies. Michelle Hennessy reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:27Published

S&P, Nasdaq rise for third straight day [Video]S&P, Nasdaq rise for third straight day

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq extended their winning streak into a third day Wednesday, rallying on benign inflation data. Fred Katayama reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:58Published

Foxconn rejects Microsoft patent lawsuit [Video]Foxconn rejects Microsoft patent lawsuit

Taiwan's Foxconn on Tuesday responded to a patent infringement lawsuit filed against it by Microsoft, saying as a contract manufacturer, it has never needed to pay royalties for the U.S. company's..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:06Published

Wall Street snaps five-day losing streak [Video]Wall Street snaps five-day losing streak

U.S. stocks jumped on Monday as the technology sector led a broad-based rebound. But the Dow's gain was limited by a fall in Boeing shares following a fatal airline crash in Ethiopia. Fred Katayama..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:15Published

'A bad moment for the very rich' - Forbes editor [Video]'A bad moment for the very rich' - Forbes editor

Bezos, Gates and Buffett are still on top on the annual Forbes Billionaires list. But a 'real animosity' is growing against the billionaire class in the United States, Forbes Assistant Managing Editor,..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:29Published

'A bad moment for the very rich' [Video]'A bad moment for the very rich'

Bezos, Gates and Buffett are still on top on the annual Forbes Billionaires list. But a 'real animosity' is growing against the billionaire class in the United States, Forbes Assistant Managing Editor,..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:29Published

 

Microsoft reaches a $1 trillion market value for the first time

The software giant is now the third U.S. company to top $1 trillion in value, joining Amazon and Apple
CBS News - Published Also reported by •BBC News

S&P 500 flat as losses in industrials offset gains in Facebook, Microsoft

The S&P 500 was flat on Thursday as gains in Facebook and Microsoft were overshadowed by 3M's bleak quarterly report, which sparked concerns about slowing global growth.
Reuters - Published

U.S. stocks open mixed amid various earnings of big companies

u.s. stocks open mixed amid various earnings of big companies
NEW YORK, April 25 (Xinhua) -- U.S. stocks opened mixed on Thursday, as U.S. industrial giant 3M's grim quarterly earnings struck a blow on the Dow, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq was powered by robust..
WorldNews - Published

Weak industrial earnings drag Wall Street lower

U.S. stocks were pulled lower on Thursday by downbeat earnings from industrial companies, including 3M, although strong results from marquee names Facebook and Microsoft kept the tech-heavy Nasdaq..
Reuters - Published

3M slump keeps Wall Street under pressure, tech offers support

U.S. stocks slid on Thursday, weighed down by dismal reports from industrial companies including 3M, however strong earnings from Facebook and Microsoft, which hit the trillion-dollar valuation mark,..
Reuters - Published

Nasdaq hits record high at open on strong tech earnings; 3M weighs on Dow

The tech-heavy Nasdaq index hit a fresh record at the open on Thursday after strong results from Facebook and Microsoft, while a slump in industrial conglomerate 3M weighed on the Dow and limited gains..
Reuters - Published

Microsoft hits $ 1 trillion mark on strong Q3 results

microsoft hits $ 1 trillion mark on strong q3 results
Redmond (Washington): Microsoft stock hit $1-trillion mark after the company announced impressive third quarter results, riding on the success of its Azure Cloud as big enterprises moved to Azure..
WorldNews - Published

Cheetos lip balm, New Coke among the 50 worst product flops of all time

Even the best companies swing and miss. Apple, Coke, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Netflix all have entries on the all-time worst product flops.
USATODAY.com - Published

Microsoft tops $1 trillion as it predicts more cloud growth

Microsoft Corp on Wednesday briefly topped $1 trillion in value for the first time after executives predicted continued growth for its cloud computing business.
Reuters - Published

Microsoft gets a boost from Windows as cloud stays on track

Microsoft Corp beat Wall Street estimates for quarterly profit and revenue on Wednesday, powered by a surprise boost in Windows revenue and as growth in its cloud business stayed on track.
Reuters - Published

Microsoft profit, revenue beat estimates on cloud growth

Microsoft Corp beat Wall Street estimates for quarterly profit and revenue on Wednesday, powered by adoption of its Azure cloud computing service and the subscription version of its Office software.
Reuters - Published

Microsoft has its own James Damore situation as some employees question diversity efforts

Debate is raging at Microsoft after some employees questioned the company's push to recruit more women and minorities on an internal message board.
USATODAY.com - Published

Study Warns Of Dangerous Bias Due To Lack Of Diversity In Field Of Artificial Intelligence

study warns of dangerous bias due to lack of diversity in field of artificial intelligence
A report published by the AI Now Institute on Wednesday warned a lack of diversity in the field of artificial intelligence was approaching a "moment of reckoning" since the "diversity disaster"..
WorldNews - Published

Microsoft turned down facial-recognition sales on human rights concerns

microsoft turned down facial-recognition sales on human rights concerns
Microsoft Corp recently rejected a California law enforcement agency’s request to install facial recognition technology in officers’ cars and body cameras due to human rights concerns, company..
WorldNews - Published

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