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Why Best Buy and Microsoft Are Teaming Up

Microsoft is planning to open 500 store-within-store locations in Best Buys across the country. Here's how these two struggling brands could help each other out.

4 Former Growth Giants That Have Turned Into Stock Bargains

Recently, the line between growth stocks and value stocks has gotten a lot blurrier. Many well-known companies that were high-growth for years now find themselves viewed as top picks by value-oriented investors. Let's take a look at four of them.

5 Big Winners and Losers of the Week in Business

This week featured its share of downbeat business news, from a software giant's untimely price hike to Apple showing its sour side. But it wasn't all bad: One retail giant looks to be making a highly brainy media gamble.

Post-Christmas Deals Abound After Disappointing Retail Season

The day after Christmas is probably not a great day to be hitting the mall. But there are some good sales to be found today and over the next couple of days, and in many cases they're online sales that don't require you to brave the mall. Here are a few to check out.

The Next CEO of Microsoft Suddenly No Longer Works at Microsoft

Windows and Windows Live President Steven Sinofsky was the guy that nearly everyone thought was going to be the next CEO of Microsoft. In fact, many believed he was no-so-secretly being "groomed" for the role. And yet, he now finds himself out of the company.

Chipmaker AMD Suffers Big Losses, Announces Big Layoffs

PC chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices said on Thursday it will cut its work force of nearly 12,000 by 15 percent, its second round of layoffs in less than a year as it struggles with a weak global economy and a consumer shift toward tablets.

This Should Be a Good Time for Microsoft. It's Not.

These should be good times for Microsoft. It's going on the offensive ahead of the holiday shopping season, with new PCs, tablets with Windows 8, and smartphones running Windows Phone 8. Unfortunately for Microsoft, the buzz just isn't there.

Microsoft Rolls Out First New Logo in 25 Years

Microsoft has a new look. The company just took the wraps off its new corporate branding. Replacing its previous logo is a staunch, four-pane colored window very reminiscent of the grid layout scheme found in Microsoft%u2019s latest products.

Why Hewlett-Packard Will Never Be Great Again

In the past two years, Hewlett-Packard's world has turned upside-down, thanks to CEO woes, costly acquisitions and a doomed attempt to revive webOS. All those problems cost the tech giant 58% of its market value. But as bad as things appear now, they can always get worse.

Barnes & Noble's Week: A Disappointment With a Sequel

It's been a rough few days for Barnes & Noble. First the rumors of a big announcement around Microsoft's partnership with the Nook were dashed Monday, and then we received at Tuesday morning's painful quarterly report.

Microsoft Becomes Most Interesting Stock in the World

Microsoft's Windows 8, with its Metro user interface, is designed to work on PCs, tablets, phones, and even game machines. Win or lose, it's the biggest rollout Microsoft has had since Windows 3.0 more than 20 years ago, and an entire industry is on the line.

3 Hot Tech Trends to Watch -- and Invest In -- for 2012

If you think 2011 was a wild year for technology, just wait until you see what 2012 has in store for you. Here are three tech trends that will undoubtedly grow in relevance -- and investor profitability -- in the year ahead.