What To Expect From Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Post Ballmer Era?

Posted by Kristi Scott December 31, 2013 0 Comment 2186 views


Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s stock traded flat on Monday with almost 16.3 million shares exchanging hands against the average 30 day volume of 39.46 million shares. In calendar 2013 the stock has delivered 39.6% returns, year to date and has traded in a 52 week range of $26.28 and $38.98. On Monday, it closed at $37.29.

Though the stock traded flat there were many things concerning the software giant including China investigating Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) – Microsoft Corporation deal for possibility of monopoly status quo in wireless technology, development of novel computer programming language at Microsoft and a senior executive, Jon DeVaan to bid adieu almost after three decades of service.

China’s Monopoly Review

Chinese mobile-phone makers, ZTE Corp. and Huawei Technologies Co. have asked China’s Ministry of Commerce to look into Nokia – Microsoft deal which might result in higher patent fees on wireless technology, reported Bloomberg. The companies have also asked to enforce regulations on the deal to curb any such intentions of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to raise patent licensing fees afterward. Following the appeal, it is believed that the Chinese regulators are conducting an anti-monopoly review.

A New Programming Language

Mary Jo Foley of ZDNet identified Microsoft Corporation’s new operating system as “Midori” and claimed that to be under development since 2008. The project which was earlier under research is now seemed to be on its path to commercialization. Foley reported that Midori has been moved under the arms of Terry Myerson who is Executive Vice President of Unified Operating System.

This non-Windows language is believed to be compatible with the latest cloud computing world and could compete with Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s programming language, known as “Go” or “Golang”. As a reminder, “Go” offers an alternative to the post popular Java programming language, created long before by Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL).



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