|Bid||101.42 x 1800|
|Ask||101.43 x 2200|
|Day's range||100.99 - 102.46|
|52-week range||68.02 - 102.69|
|PE ratio (TTM)||68.54|
|Earnings date||19 Jul 2018|
|Forward dividend & yield||1.68 (1.68%)|
|1y target est||111.06|
America's most-admired chief executives are well represented by the tech industry (26 out of 100) but not by women (only eight). Career site Glassdoor's list of the top-100 CEOs, as voted by employees anonymously, is topped by Eric Yuan of Zoom Video Communications. Three other tech CEOs--Daniel Springer of DocuSign (DOCU), Jeff Weiner of Microsoft (MSFT) unit LinkedIn, and Marc Benioff of Salesforce.com (CRM)--landed in the top 10.
Another federal contractor has spoken out against the practice of separating migrant children from their parents at the border. “The practice of separating accompanied minors from their parents is wrong," said Roger Krone, the chairman and chief executive of Leidos Holdings (LDOS), on Twitter. "Our elected leaders must work together to find solutions to immigration challenges while at the same time preserving the values that make our nation great." Leidos, a Fortune 500 information technology, engineering and science company has Department of Homeland Security contracts and a market capitalization of $8.8 billion.
Microsoft (MSFT) acquires AI startup Bonsai to boost reinforcement learning skills in industrial AI by advancing intelligent autonomous systems.
With its stock soaring 44% over the past 12 months, expectations are high going into Microsoft's fourth-quarter earnings report.
Microsoft (MSFT) has acquired Bonsai—a small startup firm that deals with AI (artificial intelligence). Bonsai, which was incorporated in 2014, has worked with companies in various sectors like oil, ventilation systems, robotics, and cars. The company specializes in reinforcement learning, which allows the training systems to use trial and error methods to generate better results.
It was long the tech industry’s most important customer, as well as the funder of foundational research. Earlier this year a Microsoft executive bragged in a blog post that the company’s technology had received official certification from ICE, making it possible for the agency’s staff to do things such as use its facial recognition software to identify people. The clear implication: Microsoft would think twice before helping ICE implement any controversial Trump immigration policies.
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The database veteran is touting its cloud-computing results with less clarity nowadays, leaving analysts and investors to wonder what's really going on behind the scenes.
Blockchain enthusiasts have been boasting all the various solutions and applications for the technology. Now EY and Microsoft are pairing up to use blockchain within the gaming industry. EY Global Innovation ...
David L. King, a veteran portfolio manager, takes a strikingly holistic view of income investing, whether it’s common stock dividends, convertible bonds, or other investments that pay a stream of cash. “The confusion on specialization is that the rules are different” for the various types of income investment, “but the analysis is not different,” he said in an interview this week. King’s advice for dealing with rising interest rates: Be flexible and take a longer-term view.
Microsoft (MSFT) and Alphabet’s (GOOGL) Google have come up with technologies and services that could help traditional retailers give Amazon (AMZN) a run for its money defending its e-commerce dominance. Google’s Express and Shopping Actions programs are aimed at helping retailers boost their online sales. Walmart (WMT) and Target (TGT) are among the traditional retailers that have adopted Google’s e-commerce services to try to expand their online presences.
Ocado shares climbed 5.5 per cent on Wednesday after Peel Hunt argued the company has the potential to become the “Microsoft of Retail” by transforming itself into a core platform for the sector’s logistics. James Lockyer, an analyst at the brokerage said the company should adopt the approach deployed by Microsoft to make its Windows operating system available to all PC manufacturers, unlike Apple which limited use of its MacOS to Mac computers. By becoming the open industry standard, Ocado would gain “higher penetration, stronger control and greater revenue”, Peel Hunt said.
In a strongly worded statement, Tom Donohue, US Chamber of Commerce president, appealed to the administration to end the practice. The Chamber, one of the largest business lobby groups in Washington, also urged the government to end its threat to deport young “Dreamers” who came to the US as children.
Fintech, alongside blockchain, has been one of the most important buzzwords in the investing world of late, and there is one opportunity in this sector that has been entirely overlooked… until now
Microsoft (MSFT) has been on a shopping spree lately, acquiring a number of smaller companies from a diverse set of sub-industries. Here's why the company decided to spend some serious cash and stock on GitHub, Flipgrid, and several small video game studios.
Microsoft (MSFT) acquired Minneapolis-based startup, Flipgrid for an undisclosed amount in a bid to up the ante in edtech industry.
The increasing lack of developer appeal for Oracle’s offerings, especially when the company is trying to transform itself into a cloud company, is a cause for concern. Of late, tech players are consciously structuring their offerings for the developer community and open-source software. In 2017, Microsoft (MSFT) bought Deis, which uses Kubernetes to attract the developer community, which has a preference for Kubernetes.
With trade tensions between Washington and Beijing running high, US technology companies are eyeing Taiwan as an alternative hub for production and research, reinventing the two economies’ former PC partnership for the big data age. For this reason, the audience was eager to hear plans by Amazon and Microsoft this month at Computex Taipei, Asia’s largest technology expo. In a keynote address, Satyen Yadav, general manager for “internet of things” technology at Amazon Web Services, stressed the impact that the field will have on Taiwanese industry.
Airbnb Inc. became one of the most high-profile technology companies to publicly condemn the Trump administration’s policy of separating children from parents accused of illegally crossing the U.S. border. In a joint statement, founders Brian Chesky, Nathan Blecharczyk and Joe Gebbia described immigration officials’ practices as “heartless, cruel, immoral” and counter to American values. Over the weekend, several lawmakers, human rights organizations and celebrities slammed the White House for separating migrant families with children at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Earlier in the series, we discussed Oracle’s (ORCL) position in the IaaS (infrastructure-as-a-service) and PaaS (platform-as-a-service) spaces and compared its market share, revenue, and growth rate to those of its peers. Oracle’s PaaS and IaaS cloud offerings revenue, despite being at a smaller base of ~$416 million, has grown less than the revenues of top players such as Amazon (AMZN), Microsoft (MSFT), and Google (GOOG). While Google has reported growth of 120%, Microsoft’s cloud offerings have grown 98% on a YoY (year-over-year) basis.