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Microsoft beats profit forecasts, shares jump

Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013, 11:06

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

Microsoft announces $40 bn share buyback

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 21:28

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

Last Updated: Monday, September 09, 2013, 13:11

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

Last Updated: Friday, July 19, 2013, 09:39

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

Last Updated: Friday, January 20, 2012, 17:07

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