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About Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.
CEO
Satya Nadella
Employees
163000
Headquarters

1 Microsoft Way
Redmond, Washington 98052-6399
Phone: 14258828080
www.microsoft.com

News

Microsoft, Amazon AI Deals Get UK Antitrust Scrutiny
Apr 24, 2024 18:54pm

Amazon.com Inc. and Microsoft Corp.’s investments into artificial intelligence startups will get deeper scrutiny from the UK’s antitrust watchdog, the latest example of how global regulators are grappling with how the world’s largest technology firms are influencing the booming market.


Source:Livemint
Nasdaq 100, Dow Jones, S&P 500 News: Tesla’s Surge Propels Tech Gains Ahead of Meta Earnings
Apr 24, 2024 15:51pm

Nasdaq 100 climbs as Tesla’s plans and earnings from Biogen, Microsoft uplift markets; investors watch tech giants’ reports.


Source:FX Empire
Microsoft Q3 earnings preview: Barometer for AI revolution
Apr 24, 2024 15:42pm

No summary available.


Source:Seeking Alpha
Beyond "Big Six:" Why Choose Non-Cyclical Sector ETFs?
Apr 24, 2024 15:33pm

UBS Global Research has revised its outlook for the "Big Six" tech companies — Apple, Amazon, Google-parent Alphabet, Meta, Microsoft, and Nvidia — from "Overweight" to "Neutral" according to a recent statement by Jonathan Golub, the chief U.S. equity strategist at UBS Investment Bank, according to a source. In his explanation, Golub said that the downgrade is not based on rich valuations or concerns about the sustainability and momentum of the AI technology. Instead, he pointed out tough comps compared to the pandemic period and cyclical pressures as the headwinds. Golub highlighted that the rapid earnings growth recorded by these tech giants over the past year is now ebbing. Will Easy Comps Faced by Big Tech Go Away in 2025? UBS indicated that the pandemic initially triggered increased demand for PCs, online shopping and gaming, thus helping those tech stocks'' earnings. A reduction in costs and easy comparisons boosted these companies'' … Full story available on Benzinga.com


Source:Benzinga
UK competition watchdog steps up scrutiny of big tech’s role in AI startups
Apr 24, 2024 15:26pm

Microsoft and Amazon asked to comment on tie-ups, a move that paves way for formal investigation The UK competition watchdog has stepped up its scrutiny of big tech involvement in artificial intelligence startups, asking for comment on three deals by Microsoft and Amazon. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announced that it was examining Microsoft’s investment in the French firm Mistral and the hiring of the DeepMind co-founder Mustafa Suleyman as head of the US company’s new AI division. The watchdog is also scrutinising Amazon’s $4bn (£3.2bn) investment in the US AI firm Anthropic . Continue reading…


Source:The Guardian
Microsoft, Amazon AI partnerships face scrutiny from British regulators
Apr 24, 2024 11:58am

British antitrust regulators are seeking views on partnerships between Microsoft and Amazon with smaller generative AI model makers.


Source:CNBC
AI’s Next Big Things: 3 Overlooked Plays Primed to Surge in 2024
Apr 24, 2024 11:29am

While the AI hype train focuses on established tech giants, investors are on the hunt for the most overlooked AI stocks to buy in 2024. These under-the-radar companies possess the potential to soar, fueled by their strategic positioning in the burgeoning AI market. As AI continues to permeate diverse sectors, from healthcare to finance, the demand for cutting-edge solutions will continue to rise. Some unique players are the backbone of AI applications, while others focus on niche technologies, positioning them for substantial growth in the coming years ahead. Investors attuned to the nuances of the AI landscape recognize the untapped potential and are poised to capitalize on emerging trends in their market. Let’s unpack the top overlooked AI stocks to snap up in 2024! Arista Networks (ANET) Source: Sundry Photography / Shutterstock.com Arista Networks (NYSE: ANET ) might now immediately come to mind when discussing AI stocks. However, it plays a pivotal role in the AI infrastructure market as a leading provider of cloud networking solutions.


Source:InvestorPlace
Microsoft, Amazon AI deals being looked into by UK regulator
Apr 24, 2024 11:20am

The U.K.''s antitrust agency said on Wednesday it is looking into recent artificial intelligence partnerships by Microsoft (MSFT) and Amazon (AMZN). Read for more.


Source:Seeking Alpha
Will the Stock Market Crash? 3 Apocalypse Stocks to Buy if You’re Worried.
Apr 24, 2024 11:00am

The recent wave of mass layoffs in the U.S. is raising concerns about the country’s economic health, signaling a potential slide into the recession that was narrowly avoided last year. Analysts like Gary Shilling, who accurately predicted the 2007-2008 financial crisis, note weakening labor market indicators despite post-pandemic solid hiring. The slowdown, particularly visible in sectors like technology, has led to significant job cuts in states such as New Jersey, Georgia, and Florida. Analysts warn that continued layoffs could further weaken the overall economy, potentially paving the way for a recession within the next six months. There is some turbulence in the economy, so you need to play it safe. All three of these companies are perfect. AMZN, PEP, and COST all operate in the consumer industry , which is valued at $21.13 trillion in 2023 and is projected to grow to $34.44 trillion by 2030, representing a CAGR of 7.2% during the period from 2023 to 2030. Plus, all of these stocks are A+ blue chips that will grow no matter how the economy fairs.


Source:InvestorPlace
Adobe’s impressive AI upscaling project makes blurry videos look HD
Apr 24, 2024 10:39am

Adobe claims its new VideoGigaGAN generative AI model can upscale video clips more consistently and in higher quality than other VSR methods. | Image: Adobe Adobe researchers have developed a new generative AI model called VideoGigaGAN that can upscale blurry videos at up to eight times their original resolution. Introduced in a paper published on April 18th , Adobe claims VideoGigaGAN is superior to other Video Super Resolution (VSR) methods as it can provide more fine-grained details without introducing any “AI weirdness” to the footage. In a nutshell, Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) are effective for upscaling still images to a higher resolution, but struggle to do the same for video without introducing flickering and other unwanted artifacts. Other upscaling methods can avoid this, but the results aren’t as sharp or detailed. VideoGigaGAN aims to provide the best of both worlds — the higher image/video quality of GAN models, with fewer flickering or distortion issues across output frames.


Source:The Verge