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Microsoft Corp. Raises Its Quarterly Dividend

Microsoft Corp. this week announced its board of directors have declared a quarterly dividend of $0.23 per share. This represents a 15% increase over the previous quarter’s dividend of $0.20. The dividend is payable December 13 to shareholders of record on November 15. In other Microsoft news, the company announced the retirement of one of Raymond Gilmartin from its board …

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Zuckerberg Pledge Helps Facebook Stock

Yesterday, news came out that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has pledged not to sell any Facebook shares for at least a year. In addition to that, Board members Marc Andreessen and Don Graham will not sell any shares, other than what they may sell to cover taxes on RSUs. This information came from an 8-K document filed with the SEC. …

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Wall Street: Apple Stock Hits Another Record High, Following Patent Verdict

On Friday, as you have probably heard, Apple was granted a big legal win over Samsung, though an appeal is expected. Nevertheless, the ruling has major implications for the mobile industry, and for Google’s Android operating system, which comes on a variety of Samsung devices. Apple shares were already soaring, before the verdict even came out. With the next version …

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Facebook Stock Hits All-Time Low At Just Under $20

After closing yesterday at $20.88 a share, Facebook stock made history today. For the first time since the company went public back in May, the price of a Facebook share dipped below $20. Earlier this afternoon, the price hit $19.82, which is barely half of the $38 at which the stock debuted. Save a few resurgences, the stock price has …

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Netflix Stock Continues Downward Spiral

Netflix stock has been taking a beating today, following the company’s earnings release on Tuesday. The following graph (via Google Finance) will give you an idea of today’s performance: And this follows Wednesday, when Netflix stock plunged by as much as 25% to close at $60.28. Common thinking on the Street, is that subscriber growth is simply too slow. It …

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Facebook IPO Kicks Zynga’s Stocks In The Teeth

I may have spoken too soon. I speculated that we may see apps and Facebook developers being affected by the Facebook IPO soon, but not this soon. Business Insider reports that as trading began on Facebook, Zynga’s shares drove off a cliff. The stocks plummeted by 13 percent. This wasn’t a stunt show where Zynga was going to jump out …

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Facebook’s “Likers Gonna Like” Poster

Facebook’s Toronto platform strategy team member Sachin Monga snapped a photo of a new printout adorning the wall of his office, set to remind employees that likers gonna like, as the social network files its IPO. The sentiment can also likely be applied to Facebook’s Timeline, which has more than a few haters. The new poster comes after previous motivational …

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Google Finance Adds TPE, CNSX Realtime Quotes

Google announced the addition of realtime quotes from Canada and Taiwan to Google Finance today. “Here at Google, we get excited by bringing our users relevant information at blazing speeds. So, why would we want to make users wait 15 minutes to see what trades are being made?” writes engineer Mark Schmit on the Google Finance blog. “Instead, we’re continuing …

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AAPL Announces Huge Dividend Payouts To Shareholders

Apple’s announcement today that it would be paying out billions of dollars worth of dividends to shareholders came as something of a surprise to those who remember the company from Steve Jobs’ days. The plan includes stock buybacks that wouldn’t have happened when Jobs was in office. “No, this would not have happened,” said Bill Simon, co-author of a 2005 …

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