The film, television and video game industries are all facing seismic shifts in their fields and are trying to find ways to avoid the same fate as the music industry while using very similar tactics.
Stock index futures held modest gains after news that personal income and spending was a little better than expected, and after strong earnings results from Caterpillar, among others. hr<!-- -->
Despite a lackluster earnings report, analyst Colin Gillis of BGC thinks Microsoft is still worth a look.
Colin Gillis, BGC analyst, explains why BGC has a "sell" on Research in Motion. Gillis adds that Microsoft is still cheap, despite "somewhat disappointing" earnings.CNBC's Jon Fortt weighs in.
Stocks closed at new highs for yet another session despite mixed economic news and a varied batch of earnings reports, putting all three major indices on track for the best April since 2009.
The software titan posted results that outstripped estimates Thursday, but reported a dip in quarterly sales of its core Windows operating system, signaling a recent downturn in PCs.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, April 28.
Stocks continued to gain before the market closed Thursday although many tech stocks slipped after mixed earnings reports and ahead of Microsoft's results, which will be released later today.
A look at Microsoft's Q3 earnings release with CNBC's Jon Fortt; Sandeep Aggarwal, Caris & Company, and Ted Moore, Fifth Third Asset Management.
For Microsoft, is it the best of times or the worst of times? We'll find out after the bell, but bulls and bears can both cite numbers to make their case.
Investors will be attracted to Microsoft if it raises its dividend over 3 percent, but don't expect to hear that tonight during the company's earnings report, said Walter Pritchard, director and software analyst at Citi.
A look ahead of Microsoft earnings, with Walter Pritchard, Citi director/software analyst.
ExxonMobil and Microsoft report quarterly earnings, NYSE and J&J explain themselves to shareholders and, for three glorious days, the NFL seems normal. Here's what we're watching…
With shares of Microsoft down nearly 10% over the past 3 months, how should you game this stock into – and in the wake of – earnings.
Discussing whether Microsoft stock is a buy, with Carter Worth, Oppenheimer; Scott Nations, NationsShares; and Colin Gillis, BGC Financial.
While Sony says it is still unsure if the hacker who broke into its PlayStation Network and Qriocity Music Service was able to access credit card information, consumer advocates are on high alert.
Sony's acknowledgement that hackers have compromised its PlayStation Network put 70 million subscribers on alert — and left a lot of people with a lot of questions.
"We are 12 percent away from the all-time record highs, so now is a great time to focus and rethink strategies and be mindful of risk,” said Bill Spiropoulos, CEO of CoreStates Capital Advisors.
Six days after a security breach of its PlayStation Network, Sony said Tuesday that the incursion was much worse than expected and hackers had obtained personal data on 70 million subscribers.
Stocks rallied to close at multi-year highs Tuesday after several robust earnings reports and a surprisingly strong report on consumer confidence added to increasing optimism about economy.