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Microsoft to Launch xCloud Game Streaming with a Pack of New Games in 2020

Microsoft has hinted that its upcoming game streaming service xCloud, will be officially launched next year. The company has also announced a few new games that will be launched along with xCloud and will also be available on the current Game Pass feature available.At the company’s XO19 Xbox event currently ongoing in London, Microsoft made the revelation about xCloud, adding further details including that all xCloud subscribers will have access to the over 100 games available currently on...

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Microsoft Wins the Pentagon $10 billion JEDI Contract in Battle with Amazon

Recently, on Friday, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) made it clear that they had chosen Microsoft over Amazon in their $10 billion cloud computing contract, also known as JEDI. With this contract, the Department of Defense will move its database to the cloud. However, this has left Amazon Web Services wondering as they were considered as leaders in the field, and the most likely winner of this contract.“We’re surprised about this conclusion. AWS is the clear leader in cloud computing,...

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Microsoft (MSFT) Posts Strong Earnings Growth While Azure Growth Rate Falls

Tech-giant Microsoft released its earnings report from their first quarter on Wednesday but MSFT stock hasn’t shown any bigger movements. At the time of writing, however, the stock in premarket went up by 0.64% to $137.24.The results were better-than-expected meaning earnings came to $1.38 per share, excluding certain items. Analysts expected $1.25 per share. Revenue was $33.06 billion that was slightly more than analysts’ expectations of $32.23.Revenue grew 14% in the first quarter of...

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SAP Deepens Microsoft Relationship with Three-Year Partnership

German multinational software corporation, SAP has announced recently that it has entered into an official partnership with Microsoft. A Reuters report states that the partnership, which will last for 3 years, is to facilitate the company’s decision to help customers’ move their core business activity and processes, to the cloud.According to SAP’s Co-Chief Executive Officer, Jennifer Morgan, the partnership is dubbed “Embrace” and will assist the company’s many customers to continue their...

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Is Microsoft (MSFT) Stock a Better Investment Choice Than FAANG?

For a long time now, FAANG stocks have been the unofficial standard by which the S&P 500 is measured. FAANG which is an acronym for five of the biggest tech and internet companies – including Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google parent Alphabet Inc., – were regarded by investors, traders and even analysts alike, as the stocks that account for a large percentage of the general returns gotten from the index.For the better part of 2018, FAANG pulled in amazing returns for investors...

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It’s Time for Investors to Get Picky as Jefferies Upgraded Microsoft Stock

The stocks of Microsoft Corp. rose 0.033% on Tuesday after Jefferies analyst Brent Thill said the next phrase:“It’s time for software investors to get picky.”Thill picked up the company’s coverage of the software sector at the beginning of the week with a swirl of rating and price target changes “to be more defensive in light of valuation and macroeconomic concerns.”In his research note, Thill says he remains positive on the software industry in general. But he highlights that there has to be...

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Microsoft (MSFT) Announces Massive $40 Billion Stock Buyback Plan

The Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) has announced interesting plans to buy back up to $40 billion in stock and to also raise the dividends payable to shareholders by up to 11%. This new buyback plan, as well as the plans to increase quarterly dividends, could see shareholders receiving up to 51 cents per share.This is definitely not the first time that Microsoft has undergone a large buyback plan as its board did authorize two before now, with the first in 2013 and the previous one in 2016....

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