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Microsoft Corporation to announce new version of Windows on September 30th

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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is expected to announce the new version of Windows on September 30th. It is rumored to have the name Windows 9. Microsoft is hosting an event about Windows in San Francisco on September 30th.

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Microsoft Corporation: two board members depart, dividend boosted

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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) announced that two board members have departed and two have been added. Microsoft also announced that its dividend has been boosted. The board members that are leaving are Dave Marquardt and Dina Dublon. Teri List-Stoll from Kraft and Charles Scharf of Visa will replace them. Microsoft also said that its dividend will be increased 11% (up $0.03 to a total of $0.31 per share) per quarter. Prior to the increase, Microsoft stock had an annual yield of 2.4%.

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Confirmed: Microsoft Corporation acquires Mojang for $2.5 billion

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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) announced that it will be acquiring Mojang AB, the company behind Minecraft. The deal is worth $2.5 billion. The deal will be closed by the end of the year.

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Rumor: Microsoft Corporation is acquiring Minecraft maker for $2 billion

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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is rumored to be in talks to acquire Mojang AB, the company behind the Minecraft video game franchise. This deal would value Mojang at over $2 billion, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) gets sued by Getty Images

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Getty Images is known for suing blogs and websites for using professional photos without a license, but now the company is going after Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Getty Images filed the lawsuit against Microsoft claiming that the new Bing “Image Widget” tool is violating “massive infringement” of copyrighted images.

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Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) is reportedly unveiling Windows 9 on Sept. 30th

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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is expected to launch Windows 9 next month during a special press event, according to The Verge. Windows 9 has the code-name “Threshold.” The date may be subject to change, but this version of Windows is expected to be available as a preview version for developers on September 30th. The technology preview will show developers what the new mini Start Menu in Windows 9 looks like. The Charms bar feature has been removed too. The new version of Windows is expected to have an early version of Cortana.

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT): Steve Ballmer steps down from the board

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Former Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) CEO Steve Ballmer has stepped down from the board of directors at the company. Last year, Ballmer said that he was going to retire after a replacement was decided. The board ended up selecting Satya Nadella in February, but Ballmer kept a seat on the board. Ballmer said that he is leaving the board to focus on other activities. For example, he now owns the L.A. Clippers basketball team. He will also teach a class at USC’s Marshall School of Business. Ballmer owns more shares at Microsoft than anyone else, but he will no longer have a say in company decisions. Here is the letter that Ballmer sent to the the newly appointed CEO:

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Microsoft and HP reportedly releasing a $200 HP laptop

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Microsoft and Hewlett Packard are reportedly partnering on an ultra-low-cost Windows laptop computer called the HP Stream 14, which is a 14-inch Windows 8.1 computer that is expected to sell for $199. The Stream 14 has an AMD processor, a 1366 x 768 pixel display, 2GB of RAM, 32GB or 64GB internal storage, and an SD card slot. Microsoft will provide 100GB of OneDrive storage for two years with the purchase of the Stream 14, which is a similar offer that Google is offering for 100GB of Google Drive storage with every Chromebook purchase. It is unknown when the Stream 14 will be released.
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