Microsoft donates $75 million to Global NGOs and global education
That's where your special dividend went! MSFT=way behind the curve. Can't get on iCloud with windows XP. You need Vista, Windows7 or Windows8. Windows8 is a disaster, I hear. An important Microsoft executive just stepped down a week ago. The stock price is down at $26.
Microsoft is doing something wrong, and has been doing something wrong for over 10 years. I think Bill stepped down, sat on the board for years and put lackluster people in charge. Bill made his money, so what the heck does he care? He'll use his charitable deductions to save on taxes. Also Microsoft software still has a good business market. So, Microsoft will go along, year after year, incrementally peddling its popular business software and XBox.
I agree with Wall Street observers that Microsoft is too big and needs to start spinning off extra weight so that it could compete with the "cloud". Microsoft needs a "vision" and a visionary leader desperately!