Its plan to get back into the smartphone market seems grossly premature, if not radically misguided.
Construction of new US homes rises, and sales and prices of existing homes surge. Japan's central bank expands its stimulus program. Microsoft increases its dividend. General Mills beats earnings expectations.
Starboard's stake in the big-box retailer is useful only to traders, not long-term value investors.
This is great news for Microsoft and should be a golden opportunity to gain exposure and popularity among users.
The company will begin selling its new console on Nov. 18 at a starting price of $300.
The firm also downgrades AMD, Intel and Marvell.
Shares tank 18% on chatter that Apple is looking at developing an online radio service.
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