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The Dow Jones Industrial Average is slightly higher ahead of the opening bell, buoyed by a 2% pre-market jump for component Microsoft Corporation after last night's earnings report.
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The Mountain View, Ca. company recently opened a Washington headquarters just steps from the Capitol.
Contributing analysts on the Estimize.com platform expect Microsoft to beat the Wall Street consensus by 5c per share and come in $176M under the Street's revenue consensus.
Nokia Lumia 930 , went on sale in the UK last week, and many were delighted by the promise of a free wireless bundle worth 130 - including a portable wireless charging pad, portable wireless speaker, and a 20 app voucher for the Windows Phone Store.
Microsoft's decision to drastically reduce the size of its Devices Group is unlikely to be the end of the blood-letting at what used to be the Nokia devices business, according to experienced and respected industry analyst Tomi Ahonen, who also believes Elop's days are numbered in his current role.
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Microsoft Corp. is set to report fourth-quarter fiscal 2014 results on Jul 22. Last quarter, the company posted a 9.7% positive surprise.
Microsoft's fiscal Q4 earnings, out after the close Tuesday, could get a lift from a recovering PC market and possibly a strong performance from its cloud business.
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In an effort to improve internal efficiency and weed out subpar contractors, Microsoft Corp. on Friday placed tight restrictions on vendors.
Microsoft's recent announcement that it will cut 18,000 jobs was much higher than anyone expected.
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Microsoft's initiative to become a strong player in cloud will allow the company to steal Apple and Google's mobile OS market share.
A key inflation gauge, housing data and lots more earnings reports - notably from tech giant Microsoft just days after announcing massive layoffs - highlight next week's economic calendar.
The layoffs are part of Redmond's plan to integrate its newly acquired Nokia handset business.
Updated: Wed Jul 23, 2014 06:33 am
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