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Microsoft becomes world's second most valuable company, surpasses Exxon

Microsoft Corp has become the second-most valuable company in the world surpassing Energy giant Exxon. Apple Inc is the world's most valuable company.

Microsoft sees end to Nokia losses, shares rise after hours

Microsoft Corp said it aims to get its loss-making Nokia phone unit to break even within two years.

Bill Gates on track to own no Microsoft stock in four years

Bill Gates, the former chief executive and chairman of Microsoft Corp, will have no direct ownership in the company he co-founded by mid-2018 if he keeps up his recent share sales.

Microsoft beats profit forecasts, shares jump

The world`s largest software company is the latest tech firm to surprise investors with a powerful performance, coming the same day as Inc eased past average revenue forecasts.

Microsoft announces $40 bn share buyback

The tech giant, which has seen its stock stagnate in recent years, also said it was increasing its dividend by 22 percent to 28 cents a share.

Microsoft staff unsettled, optimistic about change

Since mid-July, three interlocking events - all of them considered highly unlikely six months ago - have unfolded in quick succession, unsettling Microsoft managers and employees and roiling its share price.

Microsoft profit misses as Surface tablets languish; shares drop

Microsoft Corp on Thursday reported lower-than-expected quarterly earnings as slow personal computer sales ate into its Windows business and the company took an unexpected USD 900 million charge for its inventory of unsold Surface tablets.

Microsoft Q2 net income flat at $6.62 bn

The company had posted a net income of USD 6.63 billion for the corresponding year-ago period.