|Bid||0.00 x 1000|
|Ask||0.00 x 2200|
|Day's Range||107.78 - 108.66|
|52 Week Range||87.08 - 116.18|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.03|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||25.09|
|Earnings Date||Jan 29, 2019 - Feb 4, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.84 (1.72%)|
|1y Target Est||125.61|
Corp. (MSFT) said Wednesday that it will make a political cybersecurity tool available for free to 12 new European markets after it detected recent activity targeting democratic institutions in Europe from a group that has been linked to Russia. The software giant said it has detected attacks targeting employees of the German Council on Foreign Relations and the European Offices of the Aspen Institute and the German Marshall Fund, a public policy think tank that promotes cooperation between North America and Europe.
South Africa's largest technology group EOH Holdings said on Wednesday its founder, chairman and former CEO Asher Bohbot would resign from the board, effective Feb. 28. The resignation of Bohbot, who served as CEO for 19 years, comes days after Microsoft terminated its channel partner agreement with EOH Mthombo, a unit of EOH. EOH, which announced more board changes, did not give a reason for Bohbot's exit from the board in its statement.
The exodus, which saw four of EOH’s seven directors quit, comes on the day the members were up for re-election at the Johannesburg-based company’s annual general meeting. Chairman Asher Bohbot, the firm’s CEO for 19 years, will step down at the end of this month and remain on as an adviser until July 31, EOH said in a statement. The other departures include Rob Sporen, also a founding member of EOH, Tshilidzi Marwala, a non-executive director who has served on the board for 11 years, and Tebogo Maenetja, the human resources executive director, who will leave at the end of April.
Microsoft said Wednesday hackers targeted European think tanks and non-profit organizations that are often in contact with government officials late last year. The tech giant said in a blog post that it detected attacks targeting employees of the German Council on Foreign Relations and European offices of The Aspen Institute and The German Marshall Fund through malicious websites and spoofed email addresses that look legitimate. Microsoft MSFT said hackers targeted European think tanks and non-profit organizations which often have contact with government officials.
Microsoft had recently detected attacks, which occurred between September and December 2018, targeting employees of the German Council on Foreign Relations and European offices of The Aspen Institute and The German Marshall Fund, the company said https://blogs.microsoft.com/eupolicy/2019/02/20/accountguard-expands-to-europe in a blog post. The attacks, which targeted 104 employee accounts in Belgium, France, Germany, Poland, Romania, and Serbia, are believed to have originated from a group called Strontium, the company added.
The app is designed to encourage “the safe, anonymous exposure of wrongdoing, both within EOH and without,” Chief Executive Officer Stephen van Coller said in an email to employees. EOH shares plunged last week after Microsoft Corp. ended its association with the South African company.
Artificial intelligence is predicted to speed up innovation in Asia Pacific over the next few years — but less than half of the companies today are using the technology, according to a report from Microsoft and International Data Corporation. While most decision-makers polled agree AI is important in order for them to remain competitive, only 41 percent of the companies in the region have adopted the tech, the report said. One of the main hindrances stopping is skill shortages, according to Ralph Haupter, president of Microsoft Asia.
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Job posting suggest that Microsoft is looking to make GitHub an easier option for its software engineers to use.
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(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google said on Tuesday it will buy data migration company Alooma, as part of efforts to catch up with bigger cloud service rivals Amazon.com Inc and Microsoft Corp. Google trails ...
’s giant cloud computing service, announced Friday a deal to provide data analytics and artificial intelligence services for Clippers CourtVision, a live game-watching platform created by the Los Angeles Clippers and Second Spectrum. Mr. Ballmer, owner of the Clippers and an investor in Second Spectrum, is also the former chief executive officer of Microsoft, which happens to be Amazon’s largest competitor in the cloud computing space. Mr. Ballmer’s loyalty to Microsoft is the stuff of legend.
Google announces plans to acquire cloud migration company Alooma, marking its next play in the competitive space. Google's new cloud chief said earlier this month that people could expect to see its cloud business accelerate. Alooma helps companies migrate their data from multiple sources to one data warehouse.
Is Apple Fighting a Losing Battle in China?Apple’s first-quarter earningsAmerican tech giant Apple (AAPL) released its fiscal 2019 first-quarter earnings results on January 29. During the company’s first-quarter earnings conference call, its
Is Warren Buffett Expecting a Market Crash?(Continued from Prior Part)OracleBerkshire Hathaway (BRK-B) released its fourth-quarter 13F on Thursday, February 14, after the markets closed. The most notable exit for Berkshire was Oracle (ORCL), which
We know that Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is set to release an all-new Mac Pro this year. But according to a research note from a well-known AAPL analyst, the company is going all-in on the professional market in 2019, adding a 16-inch MacBook Pro to its lineup, and getting back into the computer monitor business with a 6K display. The three new releases would join the existing MacBook Pro lineup, and 2017's iMac Pro as the company attempts to hold and grow its position as the computer of choice among design professionals.MacRumors covered a research note released over the weekend by Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In it, Kuo went over his expectations for the company's hardware release roadmap for 2019. Much of this covers products that we either already know about -- like new iPhones -- or that have been heavily rumored for months, like second generation AirPods and a revised iPad Mini. However, Kuo included two new product releases that haven't been on the radar of other Apple watchers: a new 16-inch MacBook Pro, and a 31.6-inch, 6K display.Apple has stuck with 15-inch laptops as the upper ceiling in size since discontinuing the 17-inch MacBook Pro in 2012. In 2016, Apple axed the Thunderbolt display, exiting the computer monitor business it had been in for decades. Both moves were lamented by design professionals, but AAPL went through an extended period where its Mac division received little attention and pro users especially were left in the cold.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 10 Hot Stocks Leading the Market's Blitz Higher According to Ming-Chi Kuo, the 16-inch MacBook Pro (which could actually have a display that may stretch to 16.5-inches) would be an all-new design. In 2017 Apple had actually alluded to the fact it was working on a new display to accompany the new Mac Pro the company promised for 2019. However, not much has been heard of it since. Kuo claims it will be a big, 31.6-inch monitor with 6K resolution -- overkill for consumers, but in line with what professional users are looking for. Why the Pro Market Love?The PC market has been in decline for years and with smartphones the must-have gadget for the past decade, Apple had been neglecting its Mac line while it focused on the iPhone. The new Mac releases during the iPhone era have often been criticized for flash and looks over substance. The cylindrical Mac Pro looked cool, but was virtually impossible to upgrade. The MacBook was sleek and shiny, but expensive, equipped with a single port (that also had to provide power for the laptop) and the quest for thinness resulted in a new keyboard that was widely disliked. The jury is still out on the OLED Touch Bar added to the MacBook Pro in 2016, but reception to the expensive feature has been mixed at best.Apple also launched the iPad Pro series, marketing keyboard-equipped iPads as laptop replacements. However, several factors have combined to spur AAPL into paying more attention to its Mac customers, with those professional users becoming a renewed focus. * 7 Financial Stocks With Accelerating Growth The biggest reason is that Apple iPhone sales are softening. With the primary driver of Apple revenue (and Apple stock growth) sputtering, the company is looking for any and every way possible to increase revenue in other divisions. That includes Mac sales, which were $7.4 billion last quarter. Alphabet's (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google and partners are increasingly taking over low-end laptop sales with Chromebooks, but Apple doesn't dabble in that market. Instead, it prefers to sell high-margin, premium PCs. But there has been increased competition there, too. Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) has eaten into the professional market with its own line of laptops like the Surface Book, and the Surface Studio desktop. Other PC makers that had been focused on the consumer market have also turned their attention to a bigger payday in the professional space. ASUS, for example, is releasing a pro laptop with a 17-inch display and hexacore CPU that is nearly the same size as Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pro.In other words, if AAPL wants to keep its lucrative professional Mac customers (let alone grow that user base to help offset the softening iPhone market), the company needs to make some big moves. That means a return to products it has ditched in the past in the name of simplifying its Mac lineup: big laptops and a monitor. Based on the market forces in play and Ming-Chi Kuo's proven track record, look for a 16-inch MacBook Pro and a new 6K Apple display to be announced at some point in 2019. As of this writing, Brad Moon did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * Should You Buy, Sell, Or Hold These 7 Medical Cannabis Stocks? * 7 Strong Buy Stocks With Over 20% Upside * 7 Reasons Stock Buybacks Should Be Illegal Compare Brokers The post Apple Expected to Reveal 16-inch MacBook Pro and 6K Display in 2019 appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Ralph Haupter of Microsoft says the company is "very much focused" on building trust with customers, who are increasingly aware of how their data could be used.
Tripp Mickle, WSJ, and Christina Farr, CNBC tech reporter, join 'The Exchange' to discuss the departure of Microsoft veteran Sam Jadallah to Apple and what it says about the tech industry.