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Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) News: Xbox One, Missed Target & Sony Corporation (ADR) (SNE)

Editor’s Note: Related tickers: Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), Sony Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:SNE), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)Will Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s Xbox One be No.1? (GDPInsider)
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Sony Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:SNE) have their consoles drawn and will do absolutely all they can to top the 2013 sequel of the video-game console battle. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) went soft after all the criticism and opposition it faced over its pricing and restrictions on the Xbox One, made some changes and appeased Xbox fans. The early missteps have hopefully left not more than a dent on the company. Sony Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:SNE) played smarter, priced its console $100 below the Xbox price and had no restrictive content licenses either. Then, it seemed like there would be no second round for Microsoft at all. But Xbox had to do a quick switch, apologize to fans and remove restrictions.

The case to buy Apple and sell Microsoft (MarketWatch)
Unfortunately, many of those tech titans fell short. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) -1.78% , for instance, fell sharply in the last few days after disappointing Wall Street and incurring a big charge relating to its Surface business. Meanwhile, that old dog Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) -0.46% posted numbers that seemed to please investors by topping expectations and posting strong iPhone sales. Shares are rallying nicely in the wake of earnings as a result. So like a good pundit, I figured I’d make the case for why these earnings are representative of the broader narrative at both these companies. …Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has found stability and could even be on the cusp of a breakout with just a few good headlines, while Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is about to feel the pain for years to come despite recent outperformance.

Microsoft Corp Files Patent Application for Location Integration in Software Defined Radio (HispanicBusiness)
USA based Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) filed patent application for location integration in software defined radio. The inventors are Hassan Amer A, Shen Hui and Anders Billy R Jr. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) filed the patent application on April 9, 2012. The patent application number is 3192/CHENP/2012 A. The international classification numbers are H04W4/02 and H04W88/02. According to the Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks, “A computing device having a software defined radio (SDR) wireless network interface is automatically configured to support a wireless service in response to a request from the user to access the service.

If Microsoft Does Just This One Thing, Its Stock Price Will Rise (SmallCapNetwork)
Wow, what the heck just happened at Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)? The company reported earnings that missed the target by a whopping $0.23 per diluted share. I should also add to that question: what explanation did CEO Steven A. Ballmer offer? Could you imagine the look on Bill Gates’ face when he found out the numbers were so dismal? The company, which I have discussed in the past, missed the boat on the mobility movement and is now trying to catch up. Its tablets appear to be overpriced and have not been well received.

Microsoft Surface Pro tablet misses the mark (BostonGlobe)
If you’re in the market for either a new laptop or a new tablet computer, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) thinks it has exactly what you need. But Microsoft is wrong. On Saturday, you can finally buy the full-powered version of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s quirky new computer, the Surface. An earlier version, released last year and called the Surface RT, features a low-powered processor and a stripped-down version of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s Windows 8 operating system. The new model, the Surface with Windows 8 Pro, is a full-fledged Windows laptop crammed into a sleek black touchscreen tablet. It’s fast, it’s powerful, and it even manages to make Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s controversial Windows 8 software look pretty good.

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