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Industrial Stocks Too Pricey? Compare Them to Tech Giants Microsoft, Intel
The three industrial heavyweights each trade in the neighborhood of 15 times trailing earnings. Maybe it's time to consider mature tech giants as an alternative.
LinkedIn Now Has Some Serious Competition
I was not a LinkedIn (LNKD) bear till recently. I never really agreed with the bear thesis that the company is overvalued. After all, the company has a market cap of just $8.5 billion.
To Boost Windows Azure, Microsoft Launches Company's First-Ever Direct Startup ...
Today, Microsoft is launching the first startup accelerator* in the company's history in an effort to encourage more entrepreneurs to build their cloud-based applications using Windows Azure.
Valve's Gabe Newell Is The Newest Video Game Billionaire
Gabe Newell, co-founder and managing director of Valve Corporation, is one of the richest people on the planet. With an estimated net worth of $1.5 billion dollars, he ranks 854th out of 1,226 global billionaires.
Nintex Appoints Ryan Duguid, a Microsoft SharePoint Veteran, to Leadership Team
Prior to joining Nintex, Ryan spent more than six years at Microsoft Corporation, holding key positions in the Microsoft Office Division including SharePoint Internet Business Manager and SharePoint Enterprise Marketing Lead.
Microsoft and Nokia sue Apple for Patent Infringement (via a Holding Company)
Core Wireless obtained its portfolio of 2,000 patents and pending applications from Nokia and (apparently) Microsoft. In 2011, the patent licensing entity MOSAID purchased Core Wireless.
How America's Richest Companies Invest Their Cash
By this measure, Microsoft is the top holder of cash, with $52 billion. Short-term cash holdings, by nature, are invested conservatively.
Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Invests $300 Million Into Mapping the Brain
Paul Allen's commitment to tackling big questions in neuroscience grows larger still. The Microsoft co-founder has already contributed hundreds of millions of dollars to brain science, much of it to the establishment of the Allen Brain Institute, a ...
Microsoft's 'Universal Translator' Lets You Speak Foreign Languages In Your ...
Siri's ability to speak and recognize various languages is impressive, but Microsoft is not to be outdone. Microsoft Research labs has demoed a new prototype software that could be the next big step toward a so-called "universal translator" device, one ...
Excess corporate profits
If you were president of a company that has $98 billion (roughly P4.2 trillion) in cash and securities, what will you recommend your board of directors do with that wealth?