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Posts tagged “Microsoft”

6:28 a.m. Tuesday

Microsoft drops bid for Salesforce

Microsoft Corporation  Microsoft decided not to buy Salesforce because the price was too high, according to the San Francisco Business Times.

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May 15

Facebook joins Google, Microsoft in push for better contractor pay, benefits

Facebook  "Taking these steps is the right thing to do for our business and our community," says Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. "Women, because they comprise about two-thirds of minimum wage workers nationally, are particularly affected by wage adjustments. Research also shows that providing adequate benefits contributes to a happier and ultimately more productive workforce."

May 1

Moody's upgrades Quintiles; Tesla's home battery; Apple App Analytics; LinkedIn tumbles; Windows 10 open for Apple, Android apps

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science related news: The financial service Moody's upgrades Quintiles after Q moves to refinance debt; Tesla's new home battery product is unveiled; Apple is testing App Analytics; LinkedIn shares tumble; and Microsoft opens up new Windows to Apple, Android apps.

April 24

Premium Lock Inside Microsoft: 'Transform and perform' strategy pays off

Satya Nadella    Analysis: Microsoft's latest earnings report shows that its strategy of focusing on lifetime customer value in the transition to the cloud stabilizes its performance, concludes Technology Business Research analyst Kelsey Mason.

Updated April 20

Premium Lock Windows 10 may be coming in late July

New Microsoft logo Will Windows 10 hit the market in July? CNET reports that LIsa Su, the CEO of Advanced Micro Devices disclosed the release date during a conference call Friday discussing AMD's first-quarter earnings.

April 8

Premium Lock IBM Bluemix boosts NASA hackathon; Microsoft-Google patent case; HondaJet world tour; nCino's new client; Informatica goes private

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: IBM's Bluemix to help in NASA app hackathon; Microsoft and Google square off in a crucial patent battle; HondaJet preps for world tour; Wilmington's nCino lands a new client; and Informatica is going private in a deal worth over $5 billion.

April 7

Premium Lock Google, Microsoft to have key roles in new Obama climate initiative

Climate Change Data graphic Microsoft, through drone research, and Google, with 10 million hours of donated computing time, are part of a new global climate initiative to be unveiled by President Obama today.

Updated March 31

Premium Lock Google-Microsoft battle drives down prices for PCs, tablets

Microsoft Cheaper Surface Google is releasing its cheapest ​Chromebook laptops yet, two versions priced at $149 aimed at undercutting Microsoft's Windows franchise and gaining ground in even more classrooms.

March 27

Premium Lock Microsoft wants US suppliers to give employees paid time off

New Microsoft logo Microsoft said Thursday that it will push its U.S. suppliers to give their employees paid time off -- but that only applies for the staffers that do work for Microsoft.

March 19

Premium Lock As Explorer loses ground, Microsoft readies new web browser

Microsoft Corporation  Look out, Internet Explorer. After 20 years of competing against rival web browsers, Microsoft is gearing up to launch its own alternative to its once-dominant Internet surfing program.

Updated March 6

Premium Lock Epic's grants; Microsoft-Google co-develop in Java; Red Hat's cloud Atomic Host; Google's wireless (Lenovo) phone and insurance move

In today's Bulldog wrapup on technology news: Epic Games awards its first grants from a $5 million pot; Microsoft and Google unveil co-development plans for Java; Red Hat launches a new operating system for Linux in the cloud; Google to offer one phone for wireless service and it's made by Lenovo's Motorola; Google begins offering car insurance quotes.

Updated February 18

Premium Lock Vivek Wadhwa: Why I'm confident that the tech industry is fixing its diversity quagmire

Former Triangle tech entrepreneur-turned-academic and award-winning author Vivek Wadhwa believes progress is being made by tech companies when it comes to improving diversity.

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January 27

Premium Lock Latest financials show Microsoft is at 'cloud' tipping point

Microsoft Corporation  The latest earnings report is in, and it shows that Microsoft is succeeding in navigating the change in IT consumption models, writes Kelsey Mason of Technology Business Research. WTW Insiders get the full story.

January 27

Premium Lock Business NC sold; FDA fast-tracks BioCryst drug; Uber caps storm prices; Microsoft earnings don't excite;

Bulldog In today's wrapup of technology and life science news: Business North Carolina magazine is sold; FDA fast-tracks a Biocryst drug; Uber caps pricing during big storm; and Microsoft's earnings don't excite the markets.

December 26, 2014

Premium Lock Hackers strike again: This time, PlayStation, Xbox sites

Hackers    Sony's online PlayStation store and Microsoft's Xbox site suffered disruptions to users on Christmas Day in the latest possible cyber-attacks on the companies.

December 4, 2014

Premium Lock Microsoft shareholders approve $84 million CEO pay

Satya Nadella    Microsoft shareholders gave a lukewarm vote of approval Wednesday for CEO Satya Nadella's $84 million pay package, after an investor advisory group said the company was paying him too much.

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Updated November 27, 2014

Premium Lock Apple's value soars above $700B driven by surging sales

Apple's bigger-than-ever iPhones      While Apple is the first S&P 500 company to exceed $700 billion in value, Microsoft Corp., if adjustments are made for inflation, had an even greater market cap about 15 years ago. Its $613 billion market cap in 1999 would be worth $874 billion today.

November 14, 2014

Premium Lock Microsoft surges past Exxon as second most valuable company

Microsoft Corporation  The bull run in Microsoft's stock this past year has helped the tech giant surpass Exxon Mobil and seize the rank of the second most valuable company, behind Apple.

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Updated November 12, 2014

Premium Lock Duke No. 1, UNC 12, NCSU 54 in MBA ranking; Yahoo's $640M buy; AT&T drops 4G in-flight 4G; Cisco earnings due; Microsoft drops Nokia name

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Duke rules the roost in MBA rankings but UNC and NCSU rise, too; Yahoo buys BrightRoll for $640M; AT&T drops plans for in-flight 4G; Cisco earnings are due today; and Microsoft drops Nokia name from phones.

November 7, 2014

Premium Lock Microsoft 'freemium:' It's giving away Office apps for iPhone, iPad

Microsoft is offering free upgraded versions of its Office software for iPhones and iPads, as the software giant further embraces the so-called "freemium" strategy favored by many newer companies seeking success online.

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