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Amazon, Google and Microsoft Billionaires Grow Wealthier

April 24, 2015 – 2:52 pm | Comments Off
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With technology stocks like Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL), and Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) setting a scorching pace on NASDAQ, the billionaire founders and owners of these companies have seen their wealth grow ever further.

Amazon has been the best performing of the three stocks and was up by more than 14% and was the most active stock by dollar volume. Amazon CEO and founder Read more […]

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Plans to Hire People With Autism

April 6, 2015 – 5:04 am | Comments Off
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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), celebrating 40 years as a titan of the computer software industry, announced a pilot program to hire people with autism.

In a blog post, Mary Ellen Smith, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft, announced the start of  a new pilot program with Specialisterne, focused on hiring people with autism for full-time, Redmond-based Microsoft positions. Ms. Smith, who Read more […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad 2 And Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Surface 3 — Who Wins?

April 1, 2015 – 12:16 pm | Comments Off
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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iPad 2 And Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s Surface 3 offer interesting alternatives to people looking for a powerful tablet. Where Microsoft Surface may win is with its Intel Atom processor, full Windows operating system and more memory than the iPad 2.

With the Surface 3, Microsoft has ditched ARM processors and gone for quad core Atom X7 CPUs with a fanless Read more […]

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) And Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Extend Deadline For Negotiation

March 30, 2015 – 12:59 pm | Comments Off
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The Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) And Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) negotiations are not quite as serious as the negotiation which has been dragging on about Iran. Yahoo and Microsoft are negotiating about their search partnership and appear to be having a tough time finding a common ground.

The companies have agreed to go for a 30 day extension of the deadline to re-negotiate their existing Read more […]

Microsoft Turns Into Good Samaritan, Mandates Sick Leave For People at Its Suppliers

March 26, 2015 – 2:16 pm | Comments Off
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With Bill Gates doing philanthropy worldwide and Satya Nadella seeking to stamp his authority over Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) as its CEO, the company is showing its good-corporate-citizen side by going beyond the legal mandate or statutory requirements.

Microsoft announced that it will require its suppliers to provide their employees with at least 15 days of paid leave per year. Brad Read more […]

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) — Resurgent On Many Fronts

February 5, 2015 – 8:08 am | Comments Off
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A resurgent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) under Satya Nadella is ready to be counted as one of the frontline technology companies of the world again. Microsoft’s story has never been about that of a company going to the brink of disaster before turning the corner but rather it appeared to have lost its way and lost touch with consumer preferences, especially in a mobile-dominated era.

Perhaps Read more […]

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