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Microsoft Announces Quarterly Dividend Increase
Wednesday, 16 Sep 2020 

Sept 15 (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp ::MICROSOFT ANNOUNCES QUARTERLY DIVIDEND INCREASE.INCREASES QUARTERLY DIVIDEND BY 10 PERCENT TO $0.56PER SHARE.  Full Article

Microsoft Says Co and BP Form Strategic Partnership To Drive Digital Energy Innovation And Advance Net Zero Goals
Tuesday, 15 Sep 2020 

Sept 15 (Reuters) - Microsoft ::BP AND MICROSOFT FORM STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP TO DRIVE DIGITAL ENERGY INNOVATION AND ADVANCE NET ZERO GOALS.BP TO SUPPLY MICROSOFT WITH RENEWABLE ENERGY TO HELP MEET COMPANY'S 2025 RENEWABLE ENERGY GOALS.TO FURTHER BP'S DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION WITH AZURE CLOUD SERVICES.  Full Article

Microsoft and Refinitiv forge a strategic partnership to help financial firms connect, collaborate and unlock the power of their data and insights
Thursday, 10 Sep 2020 

Microsoft Corp::Microsoft and Refinitiv have formed a new strategic partnership that will give people who work in the financial sector greater connectivity and insight into their markets and customers, and help them make critical business decisions.Refinitiv is creating new products and go-to-market services on Microsoft Azure, while expanding its use of Microsoft 365 and Teams, to help the financial community connect, collaborate and communicate.  Full Article

Microsoft Research Is Releasing Expressive Pixels, A New Visual Communication Platform
Thursday, 3 Sep 2020 

Sept 3 (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp ::MICROSOFT - MICROSOFT RESEARCH RELEASING EXPRESSIVE PIXELS, A NEW VISUAL COMMUNICATION PLATFORM.  Full Article

Appaloosa LP Ups Share Stake In Microsoft, Takes In Disney
Saturday, 15 Aug 2020 

Aug 14 (Reuters) - APPALOOSA LP::APPALOOSA LP UPS SHARE STAKE IN MICROSOFT FROM 90,000 SHARES TO 277,500 SHARES.APPALOOSA LP TAKES SHARE STAKE OF 1.2 MILLION SHARES IN DISNEY.APPALOOSA LP - CHANGE IN HOLDINGS ARE AS OF JUNE 30, 2020 AND COMPARED WITH THE PREVIOUS QUARTER ENDED AS OF MARCH 31, 2020.  Full Article

Standard Chartered Bank Partners With Microsoft To Become A Cloud-First Bank
Tuesday, 11 Aug 2020 

Aug 11 (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp ::STANDARD CHARTERED BANK PARTNERS WITH MICROSOFT TO BECOME A CLOUD-FIRST BANK.MICROSOFT - CO, STANDARD CHARTERED BANK ANNOUNCED A THREE-YEAR STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP.  Full Article

Microsoft Could Buy TikTok For As Much As $30 Billion - CNBC
Wednesday, 5 Aug 2020 

Aug 5 (Reuters) - :MICROSOFT COULD BUY TIKTOK FOR AS MUCH AS $30 BILLION - CNBC.  Full Article

Microsoft Says To Continue Discussions On Potential Tiktok Purchase In U.S.
Monday, 3 Aug 2020 

Aug 2 (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp ::MICROSOFT SAYS TO CONTINUE DISCUSSIONS ON POTENTIAL TIKTOK PURCHASE IN THE UNITED STATES - BLOG.MICROSOFT SAYS FOLLOWING CONVERSATION BETWEEN CEO SATYA NADELLA AND TRUMP, CO PREPARED TO CONTINUE DISCUSSIONS TO EXPLORE PURCHASE OF TIKTOK IN U.S..MICROSOFT SAYS "FULLY APPRECIATES THE IMPORTANCE OF ADDRESSING THE PRESIDENT’S CONCERNS".MICROSOFT SAYS IT IS COMMITTED TO ACQUIRING TIKTOK SUBJECT TO A COMPLETE SECURITY REVIEW.MICROSOFT SAYS WILL MOVE QUICKLY TO PURSUE DISCUSSIONS WITH TIKTOK’S PARENT COMPANY, BYTEDANCE, IN A MATTER OF WEEKS.MICROSOFT SAYS WILL MOVE QUICKLY TO IN ANY EVENT COMPLETING DISCUSSIONS NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 15, 2020.MICROSOFT SAYS DISCUSSIONS WITH BYTEDANCE WILL BUILD UPON NOTIFICATION MADE BY MICROSOFT, BYTEDANCE TO COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN U.S..MICROSOFT-COS PROVIDED INTENT NOTICE TO EXPLORE PRELIMINARY PROPOSAL THAT'LL INVOLVE PURCHASE OF TIKTOK SERVICE IN U.S, CANADA, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND.MICROSOFT- MICROSOFT MAY INVITE OTHER AMERICAN INVESTORS TO PARTICIPATE ON A MINORITY BASIS IN PURCHASE.MICROSOFT- WOULD ENSURE THAT ALL PRIVATE DATA OF TIKTOK’S AMERICAN USERS IS TRANSFERRED TO AND REMAINS IN THE UNITED STATES.MICROSOFT- DISCUSSIONS ARE PRELIMINARY AND THERE CAN BE NO ASSURANCE THAT A TRANSACTION WHICH INVOLVES MICROSOFT WILL PROCEED.  Full Article

Microsoft Reports Qtrly Diluted Earnings Per Share Of $1.46
Thursday, 23 Jul 2020 

July 22 (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp ::MICROSOFT - QTRLY REVENUE WAS $38.0 BILLION AND INCREASED 13%.MICROSOFT - QTRLY DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE WAS $1.46.MICROSOFT - THIS QUARTER OUR COMMERCIAL BOOKINGS WERE BETTER THAN EXPECTED.Q4 EARNINGS PER SHARE VIEW $1.34, REVENUE VIEW $36.50 BILLION -- REFINITIV IBES DATA.MICROSOFT- QTRLY REVENUE IN MORE PERSONAL COMPUTING WAS $12.9 BILLION AND INCREASED 14% (UP 16% IN CONSTANT CURRENCY).MICROSOFT - IN THE FOURTH QUARTER OF FISCAL YEAR 2020, SIMILAR BUSINESS TRENDS TO THE PREVIOUS QUARTER CONTINUED..MICROSOFT - GAAP RESULTS INCLUDE A $450 MILLION CHARGE FOR THE CLOSURE OF THE MICROSOFT STORE PHYSICAL LOCATIONS IN Q4 OF FISCAL YEAR 2020..MICROSOFT- QTRLY LINKEDIN REVENUE INCREASED 10% (UP 11% IN CONSTANT CURRENCY).MICROSOFT - IN Q4 2020, SIMILAR BUSINESS TRENDS TO PREVIOUS QUARTER CONTINUED DUE TO COVID-19.MICROSOFT - IN PRODUCTIVITY AND BUSINESS PROCESSES AND INTELLIGENT CLOUD SEGMENTS, QTRLY CLOUD USAGE, DEMAND INCREASED.MICROSOFT - QTRLY SERVER PRODUCTS AND CLOUD SERVICES REVENUE INCREASED 19% (UP 21% IN CONSTANT CURRENCY) DRIVEN BY AZURE REVENUE GROWTH OF 47%.MICROSOFT - XBOX CONTENT AND SERVICES REVENUE INCREASED 65% (UP 68% IN CONSTANT CURRENCY) IN QUARTER.MICROSOFT - TRANSACTIONAL LICENSE PURCHASING CONTINUED TO SLOW, PARTICULARLY IN SMALL AND MEDIUM BUSINESSES IN QUARTER DUE TO COVID-19.MICROSOFT - LINKEDIN NEGATIVELY IMPACTED BY WEAK JOB MARKET AND REDUCTIONS IN ADVERTISING SPEND IN QUARTER DUE TO COVID-19.  Full Article

Linkedin Says To Reduce About 6% Of Employee Base
Tuesday, 21 Jul 2020 

July 21 (Reuters) - :LINKEDIN CEO SAYS CO TO REDUCE ABOUT 960 ROLES, OR ABOUT 6% OF EMPLOYEE BASE, ACROSS CO'S GLOBAL SALES AND TALENT ACQUISITION ORGANIZATIONS - WEBSITE.  Full Article

AT&T's Warner Bros Games unveils Harry Potter role-playing game

AT&T Inc's Warner Bros Games on Wednesday unveiled a Harry Potter game, "Hogwarts Legacy," that will let players experience life as a student at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the 1800s.