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Microsoft cloud growth forecast bodes well for tech rivals, too

Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT) is trading down 2.66% at 288.49 After a brief scare, Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT)reassured tech investors late on Tuesday that the enterprise internet cloud business category has plenty of room to grow. Shares of the software and services giant sank as much as 6% on Tuesday after...

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Microsoft-Activision deal gives merger speculators a new darling

Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT) is trading up 0.22% at 303.33 Hedge funds that earn returns speculating on precarious acquisitions were handed a gift this week when Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT)agreed to buy “Call of Duty” maker Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI) for $68.7 billion in cash. The transaction will require antitrust approval in...

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Google shows faith in office with $1 billion London deal

Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is trading down 2.01% at 2771.74 Tech giant Google has spent $1 billion to buy a central London building where it is currently a tenant, showing its confidence in the future of the office as a place to work, the company said on Friday. Google, which employs...

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Google says employees flouting vaccination rules will eventually be fired

Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Inc is trading down 1.32% at 2878.14 Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Inc’s Google told its employees they would lose pay and eventually be fired if they do not follow its COVID-19 vaccination rules, CNBC reported on Tuesday, citing internal documents. A memo circulated by Google’s leadership said employees had...

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UK antitrust regulator looks into Microsoft’s $16 billion Nuance deal

Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT) is trading up 2.83% at 342.54 Britain’s antitrust regulator said on Monday it will look into Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s $16 billion purchase of artificial intelligence and speech technology firm Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN) Inc. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), which has been stepping up its regulation...

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Google delays mandatory return to office beyond Jan. 10

Alphabet Inc’s (NASDAQ: GOOGL) is trading up 1.36% at 2859.32 Alphabet Inc’s Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) said on Thursday it is indefinitely pushing back its January return-to-office plan globally amid growing concerns over the Omicron variant of the coronavirus and some resistance to company-mandated vaccinations. Google in August had said it...

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Google earmarks $740 million for Australia to mend ties after exit threat

Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Inc is trading down 0.15% at 2969.04 Google will spend A$1 billion ($736 million) in Australia over five years, the internet giant said on Tuesday, resetting ties months after a threat to pull its services to avoid tougher government regulation. The main operating unit of Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL)...

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Google, India antitrust watchdog tussle in court over probe leak

Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Inc is trading up 0.66% at 2824.32 Google accused India’s antitrust regulator in court on Friday of being a “habitual offender” by leaking confidential information of cases it was examining, an accusation the watchdog rejected. The Times of India and Reuters reported on Saturday that an investigation...

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Microsoft Gains on $60 Billion Buyback, Higher Quarterly Dividend

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) is trading up 0.94% at 299.79 Microsoft stock (NASDAQ:MSFT)traded 1.5% higher Wednesday as the company announced a $60 billion share buyback and a higher quarterly dividend. The new share repurchase program, which has no expiration date, may be terminated at any time, the $2.25 trillion company said....

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Google appeals France’s ‘disproportionate’ $591 million fine in copyright row

Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Inc.is trading up 0.07% at 2893.95 Google said on Wednesday it was appealing against a 500 million euro ($591 million) fine imposed by France’s antitrust watchdog in July over a dispute with local media about paying for news content. The fine came amid increasing international pressure on...

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