×

Stocks Microsoft Corp

  • Activision CEO: Gaming's Competitive Landscape

    Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick sits down with CNBC's Julia Boorstin at E3 to discuss the Sony Playstation network outage, its partnership with Nintendo, and the competition from Electronic Arts.

  • Top Wall Street strategist James Altucher is either a cockeyed optimist or he’s onto something.

  • kinect_140.jpg

    Microsoft is expected to use the annual E3 gaming convention to reveal new plans for its Xbox Kinect, including a new slate of new titles.

  • e3_2010_crowd2_300.jpg

    Investors haven't had a lot of luck with the video game sector over the past few years, but this year there is excitement at the annual E3 trade show.

  • top_ms_140.jpg

    Microsoft is intensifying its efforts to appeal to both core gamers and non-gamers, announcing two new titles in its blockbuster "Halo" franchise Monday and plans to integrate live TV into the console.

  • VirnetX is shaping up to be the next big tech battleground stock. As with all battleground stocks, this one has a great story. In a nutshell: It makes security software for 4G phones. If all goes well, based on everything the company and its promoters say, every 4G wireless manufacturer will need to license its technology.

  • Apple

    Some people will tell you that because the oddsmakers aren't expecting a new iPhone from Apple today, this Steve Jobs keynote isn't a very big deal. They're wrong. This is the most important Apple announcement in recent memory.

  • Electronic Arts Headquarters, Redwood City, California

    Electronic Arts unveiled its big lineup of games Monday ahead of the E3 video game convention— and in addition to high-tech graphics, social and cross-platform gaming were front and center.

  • nintendo_ds_140.jpg

    As the video game industry prepares for its annual trade show,  it's facing challenges from social networking and mobile games. Many companies find themselves at a critical juncture in their evolution.

  • Common sense might indicate that the best place to hop online would be in the vicinity of where the most Internet innovation is taking place. Common sense is sometimes wrong. Silicon Valley might be where Internet sensations grow up, but if you're looking for a truly high-speed connection, you'll need to head about 850 miles north. The FCC has put together a list of actual broadband speeds, averaged over 30 days of testing, in cities across America and overall, it's not a pretty picture. Even th

    The top ranked city falls far short of places like Seoul, South Korea and Helsinki, Finland. But if you're looking for fast broadband domestically, here are the ten best places to find it.

  • While there's a lot of general confusion about what, exactly, cloud computing is, identifying the industry's big players isn't too difficult. Some have very public faces. Others operate in the background. But they all play a key part in this emerging field, which is just as important to less-than-thrilling business necessities as it is to your home entertainment. And a fair number of players have a foot in both ponds.

    While there's a lot of general confusion about what, exactly, cloud computing is, identifying the industry's big players isn't too difficult.

  • magnifying_glass_cloud_200.jpg

    The technology  may be just a marketing tool or a true innovation but whatever cloud computing is, many people don't understand the concept. So here's brief  question and answer session  to get you in the know.

  • Professor Stephen Hawking

    While growing computing demand will mean more energy consumption, wider use of cloud computing technology will prove to be a net benefit to the environment over the longer term, say industry watchers.

  • laptop_money_200.jpg

    Executives are buzzing about the potential appreciation of their cloud investments, as the technology takes off.

  • lock_laptop.jpg

    Security breaches  highlight the need for cloud customers to perform better due diligence and for a standard set of best practices to instill confidence that data will be handled reliably.

  • Marc Andreessen

    Marc Andreessen has invested in pretty much ever social media company — Groupon, Zynga, Facebook, Twitter, he's even an angel investor in LinkedIn (LNKD) — and he says this is not an IPO bubble.

  • cafe_cell_phone_200.jpg

    Plan A for Nokia succeeding in the North American market: Roll out its new line of phones powered by Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system later this year.  Plan B is "to make sure that Plan A is very successful," Chief Executive Stephen Elop told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Dividend yields in the Dow index are relatively unchanged since the beginning of the year, as companies increase dividend payments, partially offseting gains in stock prices, which would push yields lower.

  • NokiaN97.jpg

    Nokia's shares extended their fall Wednesday after issuing a second profit warning the previous day that sent its shares tumbling 18 percent.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Wednesday's Squawk on the Street.