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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.

Nokia Partnership Provides Upside for Microsoft Stock

The recent news that Nokia will now use the Windows 7 operating system in its smart phones means that Microsoft stands to gain licensing revenues for its operating system as well as increased search advertising market share. Good news for the stock?

Android Takes the Lead in Smartphone OS Market Share

Handsets based on Google's Android-based handsets accounted for 32.9% of worldwide smartphone shipments in the fourth quarter, compared with Symbian's 30.6% market share, according to a new report from market researcher Canalys. Apple's iOS was a distant third, with 16%.

iPhone vs. Android: Google May Be Winning the War in China

And the winning mobile OS in Asia is ... Google's Android. This from Deutsche Bank's insightful technology analyst Jonathan Goldberg, who says that Android has already pulled away from the pack in China. And not just in smartphones and tablets: Android is finding its way into all sorts of platforms.

Microsoft to Unveil Windows for Tablet Computers

Microsoft Corp (MSFT) plans to unveil a version of its Windows operating system that runs on hand-held devices such as tablet computers. Microsoft will debut the software at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, Bloomberg News reported without naming its sources.

Microsoft Reports Big 51% Jump Quarterly Earnings

Microsoft Corp.'s fiscal first-quarter earnings jumped 51% as the world's largest software maker boosted sales of its Office 2010 product and took share in the videogame-console market. Shares rose in after-hours trading after earnings and revenue both beat analyst estimates.

iPhone Vs. Android: Who's Winning the Smartphone War?

According to a recent report from Morgan Stanley, Apple is the big leader in the mobile segment: The iPhone keeps growing, and iPads are selling at an incredible pace. But Google's Android operating system is gaining ground and 160,000 smartphones using it are activated every day.