Key Developments: Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O)

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Microsoft Corp announces quarterly dividend increase
Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 07:15pm EDT 

Microsoft Corp:Says that its board declared quarterly dividend of $0.31 per share, reflecting $0.03, or 11 percent, increase over previous quarter's dividend.Dividend is payable Dec. 11, to shareholders of record on Nov. 20.Ex-dividend date will be Nov. 18.  Full Article

Microsoft Corp near $2 bln deal for Minecraft maker-Business Standard
Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 02:28pm EDT 

Microsoft Corp:Says in discussions to acquire Mojang AB, the software company behind the game Minecraft, for more than $2 bln - Business Standard.The deal may be concluded as soon as this week, though next week is more likely.If a deal is reached, Microsoft plans to pay for an acquisition with cash held overseas.  Full Article

IS Group signs cloud computing agreement with Microsoft Corp
Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 10:29am EDT 

Microsoft Corp;:Says that IS Group has signed an agreement with Microsoft Corp to deliver hybrid cloud computing solutions for business-critical e-commerce websites, media services and Software-as-a-Service companies.Says this collaboration symbolizes the new role of the service provider.  Full Article

Microsoft and TracFone collaborate to offer innovative mobile health management solution to the healthcare market
Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 09:00am EDT 

Microsoft Corp and TracFone Wireless:Collaborates that will bring the benefits of smartphone technology and services to underserved and high-risk populations through a new mobile health management solution offered through providers and insurers.This approach expands on Microsoft's commitment to healthcare and TracFone's telecommunications experience as the Lifeline provider and prepaid wireless leader.  Full Article

360 Capital Group Ltd signs US agreement with Microsoft
Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 12:00am EDT 

360 Capital Group Ltd:Says that it has signed an agreement with Microsoft that allows the company to provide Microsoft online advertising inventory to media buyers using the Adslot Marketplace.Says the agreement is currently limited to the United States though the two companies plan to extend the relationship to other markets in the future.  Full Article

YoYo Games Announces Worldwide Partnership With Microsoft Corp
Monday, 11 Aug 2014 03:01am EDT 

Microsoft Corp:Says YoYo Games announces support for Xbox One, enhanced support for current Microsoft platforms including Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1.Studio export for Xbox One will be available in the fourth quarter of 2014 to members of Microsoft's licensed Xbox developer programs, including ID@Xbox.  Full Article

Microsoft and Akamai join forces in first cybersecurity-focused accelerator in Israel
Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 06:30am EDT 

Microsoft Corp and Akamai Technologies:Together with leading venture capital (VC) firm Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP), they are working on unique accelerator in field of cybersecurity.Program is located at Microsoft Ventures Accelerator in Tel Aviv.Collaboration strengthens Microsoft's already solid partnership announced a leading VC, JVP.  Full Article

GoDaddy & Microsoft partner to provide affordable office 365 email & communication solutions to small businesses in India
Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 11:30am EDT 

GoDaddy:Says the company and Microsoft announced a strategic partnership to offer Microsoft Office 365 from GoDaddy as its exclusive core business-class email and productivity service for small businesses in India.Microsoft Office 365 offered through GoDaddy will give access to enterprise-grade productivity solutions at an affordable price, starting at 149 Indian Rupees per month.  Full Article

Microsoft announces steps to simplify organization and align devices strategy and gives charge guidance for next four quarters
Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 08:33am EDT 

Microsoft Corp:Says restructuring plan to simplify its operations and align the recently acquired Nokia Devices and Services business with the company's overall strategy.These steps will result in the elimination of up to 18,000 positions over the next year.Of the total, about 12,500 professional and factory positions will be eliminated through synergies and strategic alignment of the Nokia Devices and Services business acquired by Microsoft on April 25.Expects to incur pre-tax charges of $1.1 to $1.6 bln over the next four quarters, including $750 to $800 mln for severance and related benefit costs, and $350 to $800 mln of asset-related charges.  Full Article

Microsoft Corp declares quarterly dividend
Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 07:46pm EDT 

Microsoft Corp:Says that its board declared quarterly dividend of $0.28 per share.Dividend is payable Sept. 11, to shareholders of record on Aug. 21.Ex-dividend date will be Aug. 19.  Full Article

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Microsoft calls on U.S. FCC to approve AT&T's bid for DirecTV

WASHINGTON - Microsoft Corp urged the Federal Communications Commission to approve AT&T's Inc $48.5 billion bid for DirecTV, saying in a filing that the acquisition is crucial to expanding Americans' access to the internet.

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