Dear Valued Visitor,

We have noticed that you are using an ad blocker software.

Although advertisements on the web pages may degrade your experience, our business certainly depends on them and we can only keep providing you high-quality research based articles as long as we can display ads on our pages.

To view this article, you can disable your ad blocker and refresh this page or simply login.

We only allow registered users to use ad blockers. You can sign up for free by clicking here or you can login if you are already a member.

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) News: Steve Ballmer’s Struggle, Student Recruitment & Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NOK)

Editor’s Note: Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK)

Microsoft CEO Ballmer to Retire Within Next 12 Months (Bloomberg)
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer, who has struggled to adapt to an era of declining personal-computer sales, will retire after more than a decade leading the world’s largest software maker. Ballmer, 57, plans to step down within the next 12 months, Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft said today in a statement. Microsoft’s lead independent director, John Thompson, will lead the search for his successor, heading a committee that will also include Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. Ballmer, who took over the CEO role from Gates in 2000, has been working to bolster Microsoft’s performance in areas like mobile computing as consumers gravitate to smartphones and tablets — and away from the PCs that have long been powered by Microsoft’s flagship Windows software.

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Giving Apple Inc. (AAPL) a Run for its ‘Patent Money’

Microsoft: Analyst Says Forget Fundamentals For The Next Six Months (Forbes)
You can find plenty of investors and analysts who will argue there is a lot of pent-up value in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) shares. They will tell you that the stock trades for a cheap multiple and pays a fat dividend, or that the market is underestimating the potential of its mobile phone platform. Nomura analyst Rick Sherlund says, for now, none of that matters.

Microsoft helps Delta Airlines say, ‘Shut up and give me your money!’ (Computer World)
Good news, self-loading freight. Next time you’re on a Delta flight, the cart-pushers will be able to take your money more easily. It’s all thanks to Windows Phone, Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) and Avanade.

South Africa Trying to Exit Slow Lane Turns to Microsoft (Bloomberg)
South Africa’s government, having failed to bring affordable Internet to the continent’s largest economy in its almost 20 years of democracy, is giving Microsoft a shot. The software maker began a trial in the northeastern province of Limpopo last month that taps unused slices of television spectrum to provide online access to remote townships. Potential partners include state-controlled Telkom SA SOC Ltd. and MWEB ISP, a unit of Africa’s biggest media company Naspers Ltd., said two people familiar with the matter, asking not to be identified because the discussions are confidential.

Microsoft explains 3D printing standards in Windows 8.1 (video) (engadget)
Whether you’re looking to print an Aston Martin or a birdhouse, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) promises you’ll be able to do it more easily with Windows 8.1. Redmond is looking to iron out the wrinkles currently associated with 3D printing — like metadata loss during exporting and limited communication between apps and printers — and make 3D printing more like 2D printing so it becomes “more seamless and ubiquitous.

Microsoft picks 8 Hyderabad grads for Rs 11L (Deccan Chronicle)
Campus placements for Engineering students in the city for this academic year has started on a positive note with Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) recruiting eight students from Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology, Gandipet, at a salary of Rs 11 lakh per annum each. This year, CBIT is the only engineering campus in the city which Microsoft has visited so far. The company is expected to visit Osmania Engineering College and JNTU-Hyderabad soon.

DOWNLOAD FREE REPORT: Warren Buffett's Best Stock Picks

Let Warren Buffett, George Soros, Steve Cohen, and Daniel Loeb WORK FOR YOU.

If you want to beat the low cost index funds by 19 percentage points per year, look no further than our monthly newsletter.In this free report you can find an in-depth analysis of the performance of Warren Buffett's entire historical stock picks. We uncovered Warren Buffett's Best Stock Picks and a way to for Buffett to improve his returns by more than 4 percentage points per year.

Bonus Biotech Stock Pick: You can also find a detailed bonus biotech stock pick that we expect to return more than 50% within 12 months.
Subscribe me to Insider Monkey's Free Daily Newsletter
This is a FREE report from Insider Monkey. Credit Card is NOT required.