|Bid||1,192.61 x 800|
|Ask||1,194.96 x 1200|
|Day's range||1,200.35 - 1,217.26|
|52-week range||903.40 - 1,273.89|
|PE ratio (TTM)||51.89|
|Forward dividend & yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y target est||1,354.00|
As U.S. elections loom, Microsoft is emerging as a leading foe of Russian hacking and meddling in the democratic process, setting it apart from some of its biggest tech counterparts, including Facebook and Twitter, which have been playing catch-up since 2016 in the fight against foreign interference. Late Monday, Microsoft Corp. staged a broad public announcement to herald its seizure of of web domains that were being used to send phishing emails by hackers linked to the Russian military, a possible attempt to manipulate the coming midterm elections in November. The posting reflects Microsoft’s effort to take the lead in technology-policy issues relating to cybersecurity, privacy and nation-state hacking, with repeated public speeches on needed laws and the suggestion of international covenants barring hacking of civilians. Since reports emerged about Russian hacking and efforts to spread misinformation via social networks during the 2016 presidential campaign, Microsoft has made it clear that the company would deploy its security teams and Digital Crimes Unit to aid in election security.
App Store Official Charts for the week ending August 19, 2018: App Store Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 4. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd. ...
The most valuable American companies at the start of the current bull market included an oil company and retail and consumer goods giants, and just one technology company. The ranking seems very traditional, even a bit old-fashioned, compared to today, when big technology companies dominate the top of the market. The top five most valuable companies at the end of February 2009 — Exxon Mobil, Walmart, Microsoft, Procter & Gamble and AT&T — includes several in sectors that are generally considered safe, a reflection of investors' anxieties at a time the market was suffering huge losses.
A changing competitive landscape, strengthening of key rival Walmart (WMT) and tightening of regulatory standards in Europe didn't prevent Amazon (AMZN) from pursuing new growth initiatives.
Here's a review of how Dropbox got to be one of the leaders in the file-sharing market, despite going up against the biggest tech companies in the world.
Alphabet’s (GOOGL) Google, according to an August report from The Intercept, has been facing criticism over secretly creating a search engine called Project Dragonfly to launch in China (MCHI) (FXI). Also, more than a thousand Google employees have signed a letter criticizing the company for this secretive search engine that would comply with Chinese censorship.
While small traders continue to benefit from Square products, the company’s penetration of larger merchants has also continued to grow, hitting a milestone in the second quarter. The company’s operating expenses rose 45% YoY (year-over-year) to $318 million in the second quarter, driven by sharp increases in product development and marketing costs. Product development costs were $115 million in the second quarter, up 47% from a year ago.
Twitter (TWTR) has been linked to plans to create a version of TweetDeck that could be offered on a paid-access basis to heavy users such as brands and news organizations. TweetDeck is offered as a dashboard for managing Twitter accounts. A year ago, Twitter said it was running tests on whether or not a subscription product built around TweetDeck would be attractive. However, there have been no updates on TweetDeck monetization plans since.