Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ/MSFT) is a technology company that has been around since 1986 and was founded by Bill Gates. With a market cap of close to $300 billion, Microsoft is one of the largest companies in the world. The maker of the widely popular “Windows” operating system has run into difficulties due to competition, but its expansion into smartphones, tablets, and the “Xbox” gaming and entertainment system is driving renewed interest in Microsoft.

Fitbit Stock Crashes as Competition from Apple and Microsoft Increases

By Friday, October 9, 2015
Fitbit StockFIT Stock Plummets After Announcement of Microsoft Band 2 Fitbit Inc. (NYSE:FIT) stock tumbled this week following Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) releasing its newest wearable fitness device, the Microsoft Band 2. The FIT stock price has tanked by more than six percent since Microsoft’s unveiling of the Band 2 on Tuesday,.

Here’s Why Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ/MSFT) Plunged 4%

By Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Microsoft Corporation Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ/MSFT) reported its earnings for the quarter ended June 30, 2015 on Tuesday July 21st, reflecting its focus on cloud computing and enterprise growth alongside the painful unwinding of its Nokia deal. Shares of Microsoft dropped over four percent at the beginning of trading on Wednesday morning to.

NASDAQ: Stock Market Rallies on Strong Earnings

By Monday, July 20, 2015
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The NASDAQ opened slightly higher on Monday July 20th, as Greece reopened its banks and started the process of paying off billions of euros owed to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). European equities soared to six-week highs on Monday as Greece began to return to normality after a deal to agree on a new bailout package.

Microsoft Inc. to Lay Off 7,800 Workers, Writes Off $7.6 Billion Nokia Deal

By Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Microsoft Writes Off Deal with NokiaMicrosoft Inc. (NASDAQ/MSFT) is laying off thousands of employees and writing off its smartphone business as part of an effort to keep up with the fast-moving technology landscape. On Wednesday, July 8th, the software giant announced it would cut 7,800 jobs, mainly in the smartphone sector. The company will take a $7.6 billion impairment.

Microsoft to Offer Windows 10 for Free July 29

By Monday, June 1, 2015
Microsoft Windows 10Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ/MSFT) announced that its new operating system, “Windows 10,” will be released on July 29 of this year. (Source: Windows, June 1, 2015.) For users currently running “Windows 7” and “Windows 8.1,” the upgrade to Windows 10 will be free. Windows 10: New Features Users of this new operating system.

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