Tag: MSFT

Opinion: Big Tech is headed for its biggest year yet, and it isn’t even close

If government regulators around the world thought Big Tech was too big last year, 2021 has not changed their mind. Alphabet Inc. GOOGL, -0.23% GOOG, +0.12%, Amazon.com Inc. AMZN, -0.84%, Apple Inc. AAPL, +0.46%, Facebook Inc. FB, -4.01% and Microsoft Corp. MSFT, +0.10% experienced an unprecedented first half of the year financially, with $650 billion […]

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Microsoft tops $60 billion in annual earnings for the first time to cap record-breaking year

Microsoft Corp. finished yet another record-breaking year with more than $60 billion in profit and $165 billion in sales, showing why it has become only the second $2 trillion company in U.S. stock market history, and shares turned around after it projected more growth. Microsoft MSFT, -0.87% on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $16.46 […]

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Opinion: 5 smart ways to shift your investments as the Fed gets ready for a big move

Fed policymakers surprised a lot of investors on Wednesday by signaling that tapering and interest-rate hikes are finally on the way. Investors sat up and noticed because “taking away the punch bowl” has doomed many a growth cycle. That’s not probably not likely any time soon. But this was a key turning point for the […]

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Microsoft directors wanted Gates to quit board over inappropriate relationship

Microsoft Corp. board members decided that Bill Gates needed to step down from its board in 2020 as they pursued an investigation into the billionaire’s prior romantic relationship with a female Microsoft employee that was deemed inappropriate, people familiar with the matter said. Members of the board tasked with the matter hired a law firm […]

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China-linked hack believed to have infected tens of thousands of U.S. Microsoft customers

A cyberattack on Microsoft Corp.’s MSFT, +2.15% Outlook email software is believed to have infected tens of thousands of businesses, government offices and schools in the U.S., people briefed on the matter told The Wall Street Journal. Many of those victims of the attack, which Microsoft has said was carried out by a network of […]

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