Why Microsoft Will Never Be Great Again

As box makers struggled with the low-margin business of selling hardware at cutthroat prices, Microsoft was there to cash in on the high-margin software end. Eleven years ago, the company's stock closed at $27.43; it's trading just shy of that mark right now, making Microsoft the poster child for what some investors are calling "the lost decade."

'Halo: Reach' Posts Launch-Day Sales of $200 Million

Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) sold $200 million worth of its new videogame "Halo: Reach" on the game%u2019s launch day earlier this week. The game, the latest in the Halo series that pits human beings in combat against aliens, had the strongest first-day sales of any game or movie this year, Reuters reported.