Apple reaches $1 trillion

That’s a lot of zeroes On Thursday, Apple officially became the first American public company to reach $1 trillion in value. Their stock rose over $207 on the day, allowing the company to cross that milestone. Apple’s shares jumped on Wednesday after their earnings report exceeded expectations, which caused the climb. This stems from the […]
  • Ben Norman
  • August 3, 2018
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Microsoft has first $100 billion year

Microsoft sales on Cloud Nine Microsoft announced Thursday that it raked in $110 billion in the 2018 fiscal year – the first time it’s eclipsed $100 billion in the history of the company. The milestone largely stems from the tech giant’s investment in its cloud business. Their commercial cloud arm pulled in almost $7 billion […]
  • Ben Norman
  • July 20, 2018
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Stock markets on the up-and-up

The stock market is currently thriving The Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500, and Nasdaq Composite all closed at brilliant levels on Friday. The Dow reached 25,000 points, its highest in the past 30 days. Secondly, the S&P 500 hit its highest point in the past five months. And finally, the Nasdaq closed at a […]
  • Ben Norman
  • July 17, 2018
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Microsoft could lose employees over its partnership with ICE

Microsoft facing workforce turmoil This week, the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has created controversy over its separation of families at the border and confinement of children in cages. News also surfaced that Microsoft has ties to ICE and may be indirectly assisting them with these efforts, much to the frustration of its employees. […]
  • Ben Norman
  • June 20, 2018
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Seattle City Council Repeals Head Tax On Large Corporations

A 7-2 vote last Tuesday by The Seattle City Council is a surprise victory for huge companies including Amazon and Starbucks. The vote repeals a head tax for all big companies in the city. The meeting was called by Council President Bruce Harrell and 6 other city council members. Seattle citizens protested the meeting with […]
  • Peter Boyer
  • June 14, 2018
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Facebook shares data with phone manufacturers

One step forward, two steps back for Facebook The New York Times reported Sunday that Facebook has partnerships with phone manufacturers like Apple, Microsoft, and Samsung that allow the companies to access user data. This includes information about education, work history, relationship status, political views, and religion. Phone manufacturers can then use this information to […]
  • Ben Norman
  • June 5, 2018
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Microsoft will buy GitHub

Microsoft-GitHub acquisition quid pro quo Microsoft will acquire software development platform GitHub. Originally, they considered a joint marketing campaign worth just $35 million, but discussions had reached investment and/or acquisition last week. And on Monday, the tech giant announced that it would buy GitHub for $7.5 billion. This will be Microsoft’s second-largest acquisition, following its […]
  • Ben Norman
  • June 4, 2018
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Microsoft eclipses Alphabet in value

The technology firm’s market value surpassed Google parent Alphabet on Tuesday Microsoft (MSFT) shares have increased by 15% since the beginning of 2018 and nearly 41% in the past year. Contrarily, Alphabet (GOOGL) has increased by just .3% in 2018 and 8% in twelve months. At the end of Tuesday, Microsoft was valued at $749 […]
  • Ben Norman
  • May 30, 2018
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Microsoft imposes strict Code of Conduct, Severe Punishments

Microsoft is reinforcing and revising its Code of Conduct terms. Microsoft has threatened to suspend or ban people for infringements.  Due to the anonymity that exists in cyberspaces, there is an astronomical amount of unsolicited content on the internet nowadays. Hence, it should come as no surprise that Microsoft is revising its terms and conditions to […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • March 31, 2018
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