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04/29/20166:59PMDJNThe Digital Assistant Cortana Has a One-Track Mind: Microsoft
By Jay Greene You can ask the latest desktop version of Cortana, Microsoft Corp.'s digital assistant, to find the nearest Pizza Hut -- but don't expect it to use any search engine but Microsoft Bing or present the results in any browser but Microsoft Edge. Cortana no longer can use non-Microsoft browsers or search... More...>>
04/28/20166:00PMDJNPandora Media Loss Widens Despite Ad Sales Boost
Web-radio-service Pandora Media Inc. on Thursday said its loss widened in the latest quarter although advertising sales climbed 23% allowing the company to raise its revenue guidance for the year. The losses on an adjusted per-share basis were less severe than expected by analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters helping push... More...>>
04/28/20165:50PMDJNExpedia's Loss Widens on Higher Spending
Expedia Inc.'s first-quarter revenue rose 39%, bolstered by acquisitions, though its loss widened sharply on higher spending. Results beat expectations, sending shares up 11% to $119 in after-hours trading. The travel giant, whose expenses have surged as it aggressively expands its business, had warned that technology... More...>>
04/28/20164:50PMDJNAmazon Reports Another Profit
Amazon.com Inc. swung to a better-than-expected profit in the first quarter as it continued its drive to crowd out other retailers by offering nearly everything in as fast as an hour. The Seattle online retailer reported a profit of $513 million, or $1.07 a share, reversing a loss of $57 million, or 12 cents per share... More...>>
04/28/20169:20AMDJNPriceline CEO Resigns After Relationship With Employee
Priceline Group Inc. on Thursday said Chief Executive Darren Huston resigned after an internal investigation found that his relationship with a Priceline employee violated the company's code of conduct. The online travel agent said Mr. Huston had resigned effective immediately. The board has launched a search for... More...>>
04/27/20163:02AMDJNCurrency Trading: Weak Dollar Gives Boost to U.S. Earnings -- WSJ
By Chelsey Dulaney U.S. corporations have been getting an unexpected boost from the weak dollar this year. Now all eyes are on the Federal Reserve to see if that lift can last. Analysts came into the current earnings season warning that first-quarter results would fall at their steepest pace in several years. Instead... More...>>
04/26/20167:20PMDJNWeak Dollar Gives a Lift to U.S. Earnings
U.S. corporations have been getting an unexpected boost from the weak dollar this year. Now all eyes are on the Federal Reserve to see if that lift can last. Analysts came into the current earnings season warning that first-quarter results would fall at their steepest pace in several years. Instead, 75% of the companies... More...>>
04/26/20167:08PMDJNWeak Dollar Gives a Lift to U.S. Earnings
By Chelsey Dulaney U.S. corporations have been getting an unexpected boost from the weak dollar this year. Now all eyes are on the Federal Reserve to see if that lift can last. Analysts came into the current earnings season warning that first-quarter results would fall at their steepest pace in several years. Instead... More...>>
04/26/20161:10PMDJNS&P Strips Exxon of Triple-A Credit Rating
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services downgraded Exxon Mobil Corp., the world's largest publicly traded oil company, stripping it of its triple-A rating after more than 66 years with the pristine mark. Exxon was one of three American companies—alongside Microsoft Corp. and Johnson & Johnson—that... More...>>
04/26/201612:40PMDJNExxon Stripped of AAA Rating by S&P
After being rated at AAA by S&P since 1967, Exxon Mobil Corp. was just stripped of the gold-plated top grade by the ratings firm amid the ongoing price pressures in the oil patch. S&P had placed Exxon on watch for a potential downgrade on Feb. 2, following the massive firm's lowest quarterly profit in 13 years... More...>>
04/25/20166:40PMDJNMicrosoft's One-Handed Keyboard App is Only For iPhones
By Nathan Olivarez-Giles Microsoft Corp. has built a fantastic one-handed smartphone keyboard, but you'll need an iPhone -- and not a Windows phone -- to use it. On Monday, Microsoft's free Word Flow keyboard app made its U.S. debut in Apple Inc.'s iOS App Store. As the rather small number of Windows smartphone... More...>>
04/25/201612:21PMPRNUSMicrosoft extends openness and interoperability in industrial manufacturing
Microsoft extends openness and interoperability in industrial manufacturing Supports OPC standard across IoT offerings, including Azure IoT Suite and Universal Windows Platform. PR Newswire HANNOVER, Germany, April 25, 2016 HANNOVER, Germany, April 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Monday at Hannover Messe 2016, Microsoft Corp... More...>>
04/25/20164:30AMDJNGlobal Stocks Lower as Earnings Season Picks Up Pace
Global stocks inched lower Monday as investors prepared for another week of first-quarter earnings reports and meetings of the Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan. The Stoxx Europe 600 dipped 0.3% in early trade, following a small drop in oil prices and subdued sessions in Asia and on Wall Street. Brent crude was last down... More...>>
04/25/20163:00AMPRNUSMicrosoft and Jabil collaborate to create quality assurance platform for predictive analytics
Microsoft and Jabil collaborate to create quality assurance platform for predictive analytics Jabil using machine learning to save time, reduce waste and improve product quality. PR Newswire HANNOVER, Germany, April 25, 2016 HANNOVER, Germany, April 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Monday at the Hannover Messe industrial fair, Microsoft... More...>>
04/24/20169:00AMPRNUSMicrosoft and Rolls-Royce collaborate to offer advanced operational intelligence to airlines
Microsoft and Rolls-Royce collaborate to offer advanced operational intelligence to airlines Rolls-Royce connecting jet-engine data to Microsoft's intelligent cloud for more efficient and on-time air travel. PR Newswire HANNOVER, Germany, April 24, 2016 HANNOVER, Germany, April 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Monday at the Hannover... More...>>
04/22/20166:43PMDJNMicrosoft, Google End Regulatory Disputes-- 2nd Update
By Jay Greene and Jack Nicas One of technology's most heated rivalries officially is on ice. Microsoft Corp. and Alphabet Inc.'s Google settled numerous disputes Friday, agreeing to end regulatory battles around the globe. The truce was ordered by the companies' relatively new chief executives, Satya Nadella... More...>>
04/22/201611:39AMDJNMicrosoft, Google End Regulatory Disputes--Update
By Stephen Fidler and Sam Schechner BRUSSELS -- Microsoft Corp. and Google parent Alphabet Inc. agreed to end their yearslong regulatory battles around the world, reflecting the changing relationship between the tech giants. Microsoft said the move reflected "our changing legal priorities," adding that the two... More...>>
04/22/201610:40AMDJNMicrosoft Withdraws Complaints to Regulators About Google
BRUSSELS—Microsoft Corp. said Friday that it had agreed to withdraw its regulatory complaints against Alphabet Inc.'s Google subsidiary. The software maker said the move to bury the hatchet with a long-standing adversary reflected "our changing legal priorities." Microsoft said in a statement that... More...>>
04/22/201610:33AMDJNMicrosoft Withdraws EU Complaint Against Google
By Stephen Fidler BRUSSELS -- Microsoft Corp. said Friday that it had agreed to withdraw its regulatory complaints against Alphabet Inc.'s Google subsidiary. The software maker said the move to bury the hatchet with a long-standing adversary reflected "our changing legal priorities." Microsoft said in a... More...>>
04/22/20169:59AMDJNU.S. Hot Stocks: Hot Stocks to Watch
Among the companies with shares expected to trade actively in Friday's session are Google parent Alphabet Inc., McDonald's Corp., AutoNation Inc. and Boston Beer Co. Alphabet said profit rose 20% in the first three months of the year, but the results fell short of analyst estimates as higher losses from the company's... More...>>


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