|Bid||105.46 x 2900|
|Ask||105.59 x 900|
|Day's Range||104.09 - 105.60|
|52 Week Range||71.28 - 105.60|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||71.28|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.68 (1.65%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
Microsoft President Brad Smith is concerned about the government's usage of facial recognition software, so he wants the government to do something about it. Is he right? CNBC contributor Evan Newmark, Sara Eisen, and Mike Santoli discuss.
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In 2012, Microsoft looked like it could crumble. It posted its first quarterly loss in the company’s history, set against the background of a failing smartphone strategy and the rise of Apple’s iPhone and iPad line. The company’s $6.3 billion all-cash acquisition of advertising company aQuantive in 2007 had not turned around its Bing search…
A top Microsoft Corp. executive is calling for the U.S. government to regulate facial-recognition technology, an area Apple Inc., Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Facebook Inc. and other tech-giant rivals have made significant bets, and where Microsoft has made its own investments. It is also the latest controversial topic Brad Smith, Microsoft’s president and chief legal officer, has taken on.
Microsoft is calling on Congress to regulate the use of facial recognition technology to protect people's privacy and freedom of expression. It's the first big tech company to raise serious alarms about an increasingly sought-after technology for recognizing a person's face from a photo or through a camera. Microsoft President Brad Smith said in a blog post Friday that the government should form a bipartisan expert commission.
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Brad Smith's unusual proposal rises in the midst of a heated, worldwide debate over the role of facial recognition in society and law enforcement
Microsoft is asking Congress to create a bipartisan, expert-led committee to draft regulations for facial recognition, the company’s president Brad Smith wrote in a blog post today. But the rules aren’t just to keep tech companies on the right track. Microsoft argued that regulation is necessary because it also lays foundations for what the US…
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EU digital chief Andrus Ansip on Friday called EU lawmakers to tone down their tough line on copyright reforms as Europe races to agree rules which will force tech giants to share revenues with publishers, broadcasters and artists. Ansip, who put forward the European Commission's proposal two years ago, said the overhaul was necessary to protect Europe's cultural heritage and create a level playing field between big online platforms.
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Shares of Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) have been somewhat forgotten among all the recent tech stock talk over the past few months. MSFT stock is up over 21% so far this year, far outpacing gains in both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100. Microsoft just closed at an all-time high and broke past the $800 billion market cap level for the first time ever yesterday.
"We believe Congress should create a bipartisan expert commission to assess the best way to regulate the use of facial recognition technology in the United States," Microsoft President Brad Smith wrote in a blog post. In May, U.S. civil liberties groups had called on Amazon.com Inc to stop offering facial recognition services to governments, warning that the software could be used to target immigrants and people of color unfairly. Smith said while Microsoft appreciates the calls for tech companies to make decisions over facial recognition, it is more sensible to ask an elected government to oversee the technology.
Microsoft, Amazon and Google have all been ensnared in issues related to government adoption of artificial intelligence software. Amid increasing scrutiny around the government's use of artificial intelligence software, Microsoft MSFT said on Friday that it wants to see more regulation, specifically regarding technology that recognizes faces. "If there are concerns about how a technology will be deployed more broadly across society, the only way to regulate this broad use is for the government to do so," Brad Smith, Microsoft's president and chief legal officer, wrote in a blog post .
"We believe Congress should create a bipartisan expert commission to assess the best way to regulate the use of facial recognition technology in the United States," Microsoft President Brad Smith wrote in a blog https://blogs.microsoft.com/on-the-issues/2018/07/13/facial-recognition-technology-the-need-for-public-regulation-and-corporate-responsibility post. In May, U.S. civil liberties groups had called on Amazon.com Inc to stop offering facial recognition services to governments, warning that the software could be used to target immigrants and people of color unfairly. Smith said while Microsoft appreciates the calls for tech companies to make decisions over facial recognition, it is more sensible to ask an elected government to oversee the technology.
Shares of Amazon.com Inc. (amzn) jumped Friday above the $1,800 mark for the first time, putting it on track for a seventh-straight gain and third-straight record close. The rally comes after Cowen raised its stock price target to $2,100 from $2,000. The stock rallied 0.9% in midday trade, pushing the e-commerce giant's market capitalization up to $879.98 billion, which second only to Apple Inc.'s (aapl) $942.38 billion.
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With markets back in rally mode, investors are swinging for home-runs. To be sure, it could come back to bite them in the rear if the broader market turns south this summer amid heightened trade tensions. The beta of Bank of America's global wealth investment managers' top 20 equity holdings are at a record high of 1.10 (chart below), points out BofA strategist Michael Hartnett.
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