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LIVE: Microsoft reports earnings after the bell (MSFT)

Summary List PlacementMicrosoft is set to report earnings for the second quarter of its fiscal year after the market closes on Tuesday. Here's what Wall Street is expecting, according to analysts polled by Zacks:

  • Revenue: $40.12 billion
  • Earn…

    msft - Business Insider
    12:45pm PST - January 26th, 2021

Alma raises $59.4 million for its Klarna-like payment option

French startup Alma is raising a $59.4 million Series B funding round (€49 million). The company has been building a new payment option for expensive goods....

msft - TechCrunch
12:10am PST - January 25th, 2021

The inventor of 5G predicts the technology will doom Silicon Valley and catapult China. Here's the roadmap Amazon, Microsoft, and Google must follow to follow to stay ahead. (GOOG, AMZN, MSFT)

Summary List PlacementErdal Arikan, a Turkish professor and scientist, held a low profile until Huawei — China's leading 5G equipment manufacturer and the world's second largest seller of smartphones — elevated his work out of obscurity and made it the underl…

msft - Business Insider
6:03am PST - January 23rd, 2021

Microsoft doubled the price of Xbox Live Gold memberships to $120 per year and gamers aren't happy (MSFT)

Summary List PlacementMicrosoft is raising prices for Xbox Live Gold memberships in certain markets in an apparent effort to convert more users to its Xbox Game Pass Ulimate, and the gaming community is not receiving the news well. Microsoft announced in a bl…

msft - Business Insider
3:40pm PST - January 22nd, 2021

Original Content podcast: Martin Scorsese and Fran Lebowitz have a good time in 'Pretend It's A City'

The concept behind the new Netflix documentary series "Pretend It's A City" is pretty straightforward: Author Fran Lebowitz talks, while Martin Scorsese...

msft - TechCrunch
7:35am PST - January 17th, 2021

EXCLUSIVE: Parler is a Microsoft Office 365 user, and Microsoft employees are discussing the ethics of having the far-right social app as a customer (MSFT)

Summary List PlacementParler, the far-right social media app favored by supporters of President Donald Trump, was removed from Apple's and Google's app stores on Friday in the wake of last week's deadly riot at the US Capitol. Not long after, many of Parler's…

msft - Business Insider
10:54am PST - January 13th, 2021

Microsoft says it's halting all political donations until after it assesses the 'implications of last week's events' (MSFT)

Summary List PlacementLess than a week after a right-wing mob stormed the US Capitol, Microsoft announced a suspension of political donations for at least one fiscal quarter.  "Microsoft's political action committee decided last Friday that it will not make a…

msft - Business Insider
9:33am PST - January 11th, 2021

Buy these 12 software stocks poised to crush Wall Street expectations in 2021, Evercore ISI says — including 4 2020 laggards that are set to bounce back

Summary List Placement2021 brings an opportunity for new blood to emerge in terms of leadership in the software sector, Evercore ISI software equity analyst Kirk Materne says. Software 'winners' that provided returns of 50% or more over a one-year period are …

msft - Business Insider
8:14am PST - January 4th, 2021

McConnell ties $2,000 stimulus checks to Trump-proposed poison pills on Section 230 and election fraud, likely sinking push for additional COVID-19 relief (FB, GOOG, GOOGL, TWTR, MSFT, AAPL)

Summary List PlacementRepublican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday introduced a bill tying $2,000 stimulus checks to unrelated items on President Donald Trump's agenda: a full repeal of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act and the cre…

msft - Business Insider
7:22pm PST - December 29th, 2020

Open source developers have worked longer hours and spent more free time programming during the pandemic, new GitHub report shows (MSFT)

Summary List PlacementThe coronavirus pandemic has brought many changes to how people work, socialize, and spend their free time — including for developers. Namely, they're working longer hours and spending more free time writing code, according to a new repo…

msft - Business Insider
3:26pm PST - December 28th, 2020

Microsoft says its Teams chat added another 40 million daily active users in just six months, up to 115 million total (MSFT, WORK)

Summary List Placement The Microsoft Teams chat app now has 115 daily active users — up from the 75 million it announced in late April — after a surge in users prompted by the pandemic-caused shift to remote work. CEO Satya Nadella disclosed the new figure o…

msft - Business Insider
3:18pm PDT - October 27th, 2020

Microsoft Windows head Panos Panay says the pandemic has made the PC more vital than ever, even in the smartphone era: 'The usage intensity on Windows is higher than it's ever been before' (MSFT)

Summary List Placement When Microsoft chief product officer Panos Panay took over leadership of the Windows operating system in February, the company's priority was to "remind people how essential the PC is." "It was my primary focus," Panay said in an inter…

msft - Business Insider
6:45am PDT - October 24th, 2020

Microsoft Windows head Panos Panay says that the decision to ship the Surface Duo smartphone on Android reflects the company's focus on flexibility in reaching customers (MSFT)

Summary List Placement When Microsoft announced its long-awaited smartphone, the Surface Duo, would run on the Android operating system, it marked a major reversal for a company once notorious for prioritizing Windows above all else — and that had only a few…

msft - Business Insider
4:04pm PDT - October 22nd, 2020

Microsoft is extending its remote-work policy to July 2021 'at the earliest' (MSFT)

Summary List Placement Microsoft employees will be working remotely until at least July 2021, the company told employees on October 21.  Based on consultation with "health and data experts," Microsoft will extend the option for US employees to work remotely …

msft - Business Insider
12:57pm PDT - October 22nd, 2020

The lawyer who helped launch the antitrust case against Microsoft says the US government's new lawsuit against Google shows that the DOJ learned an important lesson from the milestone legal battle (MSFT, GOOG, GOOGL)

Summary List Placement The Department of Justice explicitly cites Microsoft's legal battles over alleged monopolistic practices when it filed  antitrust lawsuit against Google on Tuesday. Specifically, the DOJ argues Google is restricting distribution for it…

msft - Business Insider
3:09pm PDT - October 20th, 2020

The head of sustainable investing at a $64 billion advisory firm shared with us 4 stocks that are leading the way as companies embrace the social-justice movement

Summary List Placement Investors are increasingly taking into account companies' stances and efforts around issues important to them. Those include the likes of climate change, social justice, fair pay, and more. Known as Environmental, Social, and Governanc…

msft - Business Insider
7:58am PDT - October 20th, 2020

Microsoft teamed up with a nonprofit using autonomous 'interceptor' boats to clean up the ocean and is helping it identify trash with machine learning (MSFT)

Summary List Placement Cleaning up the oceans is a huge undertaking, especially for a single nonprofit based out of the Netherlands, but having Microsoft on your side is a nice bonus. Boyan Slat launched The Ocean Cleanup nonprofit in 2013, with the goal of …

msft - Business Insider
5:17am PDT - October 18th, 2020

The burnout of remote workers poses a surprising cybersecurity risk to their employers. Here's how Microsoft is using mindfulness techniques to keep employees centered. (MSFT)

Summary List Placement Months of working long days when work and home life overlap is burning out remote workers  – and endangering the companies they work for, multiple studies show. To address this, Microsoft is building optional mindfulness features into …

msft - Business Insider
6:10am PDT - October 17th, 2020

Bill Gates reveals his biggest mistake in handling antitrust scrutiny, and says today's tech CEOs — particularly Amazon's Jeff Bezos — are better prepared (MSFT, AMZN)

Summary List Placement Bill Gates says today's tech CEOs have learned from his errors when it comes to antitrust scrutiny.  The Microsoft cofounder addressed antitrust issues during a conversation with GeekWire cofounder Todd Bishop at the GeekWire Summit on…

msft - Business Insider
9:47am PDT - October 16th, 2020

The iPhone games and gaming services that would most benefit from the new 5G iPhones are currently banned by Apple (AAPL, MSFT, GOOGL)

Summary List Placement Apple debuted four new iPhone models on Tuesday afternoon as part of the iPhone 12 lineup: the iPhone 12 Mini, the iPhone 12, the iPhone 12 Pro, and the iPhone 12 Pro Max. If you prefer a smaller smartphone, there's the Mini. If you're…

msft - Business Insider
9:26am PDT - October 14th, 2020

Microsoft said it thwarted a sprawling network of bots that could have been used to target election infrastructure (MSFT)

Summary List Placement Microsoft has quashed a sprawling network of bots that could have been used to target voting infrastructure ahead of the Nov. 3 election, it said on Monday. The company disrupted servers that were used to run Trickbot, a notorious botn…

msft - Business Insider
8:53am PDT - October 12th, 2020

Microsoft will reportedly allow employees to work from home permanently, the latest tech giant to do so (MSFT)

Summary List Placement Even when stay-at-home measures for the coronavirus pandemic are lifted, Microsoft employees won't be required to come back to the office. According to an internal Microsoft memo obtained by The Verge, Microsoft employees will be allow…

msft - Business Insider
5:48am PDT - October 9th, 2020

The biggest gaming companies from around the world formed an alliance one year ago to combat climate change. Its architect explains how video games can help save the planet. (SNE, MSFT)

Summary List Placement On September 23, 2019, 14 CEOs from some of the biggest video-game companies in the world met at the UN Headquarters in New York City to announce an alliance. Though many of the companies involved are competitors in the video-game spac…

msft - Business Insider
12:00pm PDT - September 28th, 2020

Here's how Microsoft's flagship programming languages like C# and TypeScript as well as its embrace of open source software are a key part of its strategy to win customers in the cloud wars (MSFT)

Summary List Placement   Ever since cofounders Bill Gates and Paul Allen launched Microsoft's first product in 1975, programming languages have been a key part of its strategy to win over customers.  Microsoft's first product was Altair BASIC, used to run th…

msft - Business Insider
8:32am PDT - September 28th, 2020

If Microsoft buys TikTok, it could be bad news for Google Cloud (MSFT)

  • Microsoft's plans to buy TikTok may seem crazy at first, but it's all about the data.
  • TikTok would give Microsoft eyes into a market where it is mostly blind: smartphone use among Generation Z.
  • But there's another appealing side for…

    msft - Business Insider
    4:35pm PDT - August 3rd, 2020

RT @msdevUK: We're behind you when you're ready to take your biggest leap yet. The jump into the world of work is what @careersweek is all…

ForestWinnershCareers (@CareersForest)
7:23am PST - March 1st, 2021

RT @ThetaWarrior: $MSFT Pushing its way above the box attempting to clear the 8 SMA. https://t.co/4g4dPpo6Zs

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7:23am PST - March 1st, 2021

RT @AzureSupport: Learn about #Cloud Design Patterns and the issues that they address for building scalable, reliable and secure #Azure app…

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7:22am PST - March 1st, 2021

RT @Azure: Manage your infrastructure more efficiently, reduce your costs, and achieve global scalability—while meeting local and industry…

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7:21am PST - March 1st, 2021

RT @MicrosoftTeams: Soapbox lets you collaborate on your meeting agendas, document decisions, and assign next steps all within #MicrosoftTe

Matti Paukkonen | MVP | #MSIgnite (@mpaukkon)
7:20am PST - March 1st, 2021
The consensus is clear: the future of work is hybrid. Discover how our latest MEA eBook, “Working smarter in the new hybrid world of work,” can help you unlock the potential of your team: https://t.co/SLCwKM25V7
#HybridWork https://t.co/Ur0ZuPZfSs

The consensus is clear: the future of work is hybrid. Discover how our latest MEA eBook, “Working smarter in the new hybrid world of work,” can help you unlock the potential of your team: https://t.co/SLCwKM25V7 #HybridWork https://t.co/Ur0ZuPZfSs

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7:20am PST - March 1st, 2021

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ThreeWill (@threewill)
7:20am PST - March 1st, 2021
The consensus is clear: the future of work is hybrid. Discover how our latest MEA eBook, “Working smarter in the new hybrid world of work,” can help you unlock the potential of your team: https://t.co/kafyLvUVno
#HybridWork https://t.co/I4yhwtmESe

The consensus is clear: the future of work is hybrid. Discover how our latest MEA eBook, “Working smarter in the new hybrid world of work,” can help you unlock the potential of your team: https://t.co/kafyLvUVno #HybridWork https://t.co/I4yhwtmESe

Microsoft Pakistan (@ms_pakistan)
7:20am PST - March 1st, 2021
The consensus is clear: the future of work is hybrid. Discover how our latest MEA eBook, “Working smarter in the new hybrid world of work,” can help you unlock the potential of your team: https://t.co/KyCL8pme4O
#HybridWork https://t.co/oneeTPQQPm

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Microsoft Jordan (@MicrosoftJordan)
7:20am PST - March 1st, 2021

RT @karaswisher: I might never get a vaccine I am now fully eligible for in DC, due to shitty MSFT servers (revenge of the Ballmer, I guess…

Greg McKenna (@gregorymckenna)
1:11am PST - February 28th, 2021

RT @MS_Ignite: Need help with a current tech project? Schedule a 45-min consultation at #MSIgnite with a Microsoft engineer. Register for…

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1:06am PST - February 28th, 2021

RT @Azure: Stop using your under-desk footstool as a file server. Find out how to migrate that on-premises box to Azure in this end-to-end…

Quexcel (@Quexcel)
1:02am PST - February 28th, 2021

RT @windowsserver: The #Azure compliance and security toolset includes support for developing apps with GDPR and HIPAA compliance. Learn m…

James van den Berg ☁ (@JamesvandenBerg)
1:01am PST - February 28th, 2021

RT @Azure: Stop using your under-desk footstool as a file server. Find out how to migrate that on-premises box to Azure in this end-to-end…

Eduard Schildner (@EdaSchildner)
1:01am PST - February 28th, 2021
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Microsoft Jordan (@MicrosoftJordan)
1:00am PST - February 28th, 2021
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Microsoft Lebanon (@MicrosoftLB)
1:00am PST - February 28th, 2021
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1:00am PST - February 28th, 2021
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1:00am PST - February 28th, 2021
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1:00am PST - February 28th, 2021
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1:00am PST - February 28th, 2021
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Microsoft Nigeria (@MicrosoftNG)
1:00am PST - February 28th, 2021
#SolarWinds $SWI hack the most neglected aspect is $MSFT Azure AD/ADFS, lateral MFA bypass and Mailbox access?

What @George_Kurtz is alluding to in the senate inquiry (42:00) https://t.co/Ln5aYVVqXK

How many orgs assessed(new TTP)
https://t.co/yf5TeZ15J4 https://t.co/bitcCZ44DK

#SolarWinds $SWI hack the most neglected aspect is $MSFT Azure AD/ADFS, lateral MFA bypass and Mailbox access? What @George_Kurtz is alluding to in the senate inquiry (42:00) https://t.co/Ln5aYVVqXK How many orgs assessed(new TTP) https://t.co/yf5TeZ15J4 https://t.co/bitcCZ44DK

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12:59am PST - February 28th, 2021

RT @karaswisher: I might never get a vaccine I am now fully eligible for in DC, due to shitty MSFT servers (revenge of the Ballmer, I guess…

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7:10pm PST - February 27th, 2021
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7:09pm PST - February 27th, 2021

RT @Real_B_Money: @KSeattleWeather In a Seattle Marriot ballroom for a MSFT education event. @BillGates was on stage. Room full of teachers…

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7:05pm PST - February 27th, 2021

RT @MicrosoftTeams: Join John Gruszczyk, Teams Product Marketing Manager, to learn about secure and compliant collaboration within #Microso

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7:05pm PST - February 27th, 2021

RT @MSPowerAutomate: .@Gartner_inc has recognized Microsoft as a Visionary, positioned furthest in vision for Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant f…

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7:04pm PST - February 27th, 2021

I won the Getting the Word Out achievement in Tom Clancy's The Division 2 for 23 TrueAchievement pts https://t.co/IEjYQFSrlB

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7:02pm PST - February 27th, 2021

RT @Microsoft: Understanding builds empathy. Join us on March 17 for #Include2021, a free, all-digital event focused on diversity & inclu…

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7:01pm PST - February 27th, 2021

RT @MSFTIssues: This week, Microsoft President @BradSmi testified before three U.S. congressional hearings about the need for a digital str…

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7:00pm PST - February 27th, 2021

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6:53pm PST - February 27th, 2021

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6:45pm PST - February 27th, 2021

RT @MSFTIssues: Meet the young scientists around the world using Microsoft AI for Earth grants to help the planet: https://t.co/ZABopB47Gj…

Kay Bird-Lauffer (@KayLauffer1)
6:43pm PST - February 27th, 2021

RT @MS_Ignite: Give your customers an unparalleled experience. We’ll show you how #MSDyn365 solutions can help. Find out how we connect to…

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6:42pm PST - February 27th, 2021

RT @PlayCraftLearn: Find resources and training to help you get started with #MinecraftEdu. This article has some great direction for teach…

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6:39pm PST - February 27th, 2021

RT @MSFTIssues: Meet the young scientists around the world using Microsoft AI for Earth grants to help the planet: https://t.co/ZABopB47Gj…

Renato Antonio Lemos (@RenatoA21753377)
6:35pm PST - February 27th, 2021

RT @karaswisher: I might never get a vaccine I am now fully eligible for in DC, due to shitty MSFT servers (revenge of the Ballmer, I guess…

OMNIA AB UNO (@thereisanocean)
6:33pm PST - February 27th, 2021

RT @MS_Ignite: The financial industry is rapidly evolving as #DigitalTransformation enables new possibilities. Now you can innovate for res…

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6:32pm PST - February 27th, 2021

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2:06am PST - February 26th, 2021