By the end of the day, 50 is looking more like a resistance level than a support level.
LOL if some naked dude wandered into my house, I wouldn't ask about his NFL affiliation either.
It seems to have been happening for some weeks, but support seems (to me at least) to be softening. May give way today, who knows.....
Not magic, but seems to be a support level, i.e. a level at which buying kicks in, probably because trading has occurred there before. But at some point the buyer run out of money...
2000+ years ago Rome, which had been a republic, became an empire. Is the same happening to us? If a President can thumb his nose at the law, it doesn't bode well....
"In the growing competition to provide lucrative cloud computing services, Amazon.com ( AMZN) is still poised to hold onto its throne, even as the likes of Microsoft ( MSFT) and Alphabet ( GOOGL) attempt to usurp the e-commerce giant."
There was a time when Microsoft would not even enter a field that its management wasn't sure it could dominate. May need to rethink that....
What max limit is that?
I understand Moore's Law is bumping up against a limitation in the direction of minimum feature dimensions on a photolithography plate. That is just forcing increasing complexity in other directions.
You are a shilbot, evidently, since you exhibit no power of reasoning.
You claim to have a vested interest in Microsoft; therefore, contrary to what you "think", any opinion you express is biased on its face, therefore worthless.
Bravo, and about bleeping time. More steps in same direction much needed.
There you go with the "hate" buzzword again.
I have no use for Microsoft, but that doesn't rise to the level of "hate". It is an increasingly prevalent position.
I would characterize Microsoft as the dead elephant in the room. Nobody can ignore it because it is very much in the way, but fewer people every day have any reason to want it to be around. Hauling away the carcass will be huge bother, but even when it is gone, its stench will still cling to the furnishings.
Possibly, but then the military will always be a small fraction of the manpower in the general populace.
The arms race will not likely be confined to personal firearms. Drones are spreading among the general populace, as are 3D printers. Think about where that trend will lead -- insect-sized drones, and ultimately nanobots.
Microsoft has lost its major goal of the past 15 years and more, i.e. to take over the Web through domination in browsers, authoring tools and servers. That in itself was only Plan B, after Microsoft found it could not destroy the World Wide Web with alternative networks such as MSN.
Then Microsoft found it could not destroy Unix-like operating system or mobile computing (Plans C and D).
LinkedIn acquisition probably represents Plan E. Will that fail also?
Nonsense. Guns do need to be used responsibly, as everything else does.
An armed populace is an essential restraint on the power-hunger of any government. That is why it is provided for in the Constitution of the US. And that is why Germany took care to confiscate guns in any nation it invaded.
"No clear path forward
"Many analysts are pointing to the potential for LinkedIn to boost Microsoft's cloud enterprise software and vice versa, but there's no clear path for how Microsoft will successfully do so. Even CEO Satya Nadella doesn't seem to have a plan.
"Despite all the talk about how the two companies can help each other, Nadella was short on concrete examples in his memo about the acquisition. He added, "I can't wait to see what our teams dream up when we can begin working together once the deal closes."
"Coming up with ways to make acquisitions work after the fact hasn't been Microsoft's strong suit. Its aQuantive purchase displayed how inept Microsoft is at running an ad business despite its push to grow Bing. It eventually sold some of the aQuantive assets to Facebook. It failed to integrate Nokia's devices with its mobile software business despite Nadella's focus on mobile upon taking over the company. Its Yammer acquisition has become an afterthought add-on to Office 365, which adds no real value to the enterprise chat app. That's why it's been surpassed by services like Slack."
Again, restating what seems obvious. Nobody seems to know just how this is can benefit Microsoft, $26B worth. Gotta wonder just what the decision process was...
Seeking more power is tne universal tendency of government, has been for thousands of years. 2500 years (or so) ago Rome was a republic, but around 2000 years ago it became an empire. Some (Noam Chomsky, for example) claim that the United States already is an empire.
Chomsky made an interesting video, in which he documented the constant back-and-forth between democratic (small d) and elitist tendencies in American government, a tug-of-war that has gone on since the beginning. It would be interesting to see an informed critique of the atgument. But please, not on the MSFT Message Board.
Problem you have is that you indulge the fantasy that all shillbots entertain, that anyone who doesn't worship Microsoft must hate Microsoft.
Further, you seem to suffer from malady attributed elsewhere to Nadella and others, namely Facebook envy.
The companies’ chief executives, Satya Nadella of Microsoft and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn, explained their reasons for the deal in a PowerPoint presentation distributed to investors. In the center of a graphic titled, “A professional’s profile everywhere,” was a picture of an anonymous LinkedIn “professional” with arrows pointed outward to seven Microsoft products.
Outlook and Skype were two of these, .... But there were also arrows to Windows, to PowerPoint, to Excel and, most surprisingly, to Word. I’m not a Microsoft shareholder myself, but I am one of the 1.2 billion users of Microsoft Office, and I was baffled to see my workhorse word-processing software show up in the rationale for this deal.
Mr. Nadella supplied one explanatory clue in an email that he sent to Microsoft employees. “This combination will make it possible for new experiences,” he wrote, such as “Office suggesting an expert to connect with via LinkedIn to help with a task you’re trying to complete.” He went on to predict that such experiences would “get more intelligent and delightful.”
“Delightful” is not the first adjective that comes to mind here, or even the 10th. If I’m working in Word, I can’t see why I’d welcome the intrusion of even a close friend, let alone a bot telling me about a stranger pulled from LinkedIn’s database.
Did Mr. Nadella, who has been at Microsoft since 1992, learn nothing from the Clippy disaster? Clippy, the animated anthropomorphic paper clip introduced in 1996, popped up unbidden in Microsoft Office programs to offer advice. “Are you writing a letter?” it would ask annoyingly. Clippy became famous for the ire it provoked and, in 2010, Time magazine included Clippy in a roundup of the 50 worst inventions of all time, along with asbestos, leaded gasoline and pay toilets.
Excellent article. There is much more. Please go to the original article.