Microsoft faces a new antitrust complaint in Europe

Microsoft faces a new antitrust complaint in Europe

BRUSSELS— Microsoft Corp. faces an antitrust complaint from a European industry group over its cloud services, adding to the latest allegations of anti-competitive behavior against the US tech company. Cloud Infrastructure Service Providers in Europe, or Cispe, a trade group that includes Amazon.com Inc. among its members, said it filed the complaint with the bloc’s … Read more

Microsoft faces a new antitrust complaint in Europe

Microsoft faces a new antitrust complaint in Europe

BRUSSELS— Microsoft corp. MSFT 0.44% is facing an antitrust complaint from a European industry group over its cloud services, adding to the latest allegations of anti-competitive behavior against the US tech company. Cloud Infrastructure Service Providers in Europe, or Cispe, a trade group that includes Amazon.com Inc. among its members, said it filed the complaint … Read more

Activision scores some downside protection

Activision scores some downside protection

A billboard for the Activision video game ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II.’ Photo: Richard B. Levine/Levine-Roberts/Sipa USA/Reuters Fantasy video games can still inflict wounds in the real world, but a 19-year-old franchise is also proving to be very hard to kill. Activision ATVI 1.57% Blizzard’s latest “Call of Duty” iteration is selling strongly, marking … Read more

Netflix With Ads Launched As Talks Continue With Studios Over Content

Netflix With Ads Launched As Talks Continue With Studios Over Content

Netflix Inc. NFLX -4.80% is rolling out an ad-supported service level in a dozen countries as it continues talks with major studios, capping a seven-month sprint between the streaming giant’s announcement to enter the advertising business and the product’s debut. The Los Gatos, Calif., company has so far secured major advertisers for its initial launch … Read more

Netflix With Ads Launched As Talks Continue With Studios Over Content

Netflix With Ads Launched As Talks Continue With Studios Over Content

Netflix Inc. NFLX -1.76% is rolling out an ad-supported service level in a dozen countries as it continues talks with major studios, capping a seven-month sprint between the streaming giant’s announcement to enter the advertising business and the product’s debut. The Los Gatos, Calif., company has so far secured major advertisers for its initial launch … Read more

Tech Boom ends as companies from Amazon to Meta adapt to turbulent times

Tech Boom ends as companies from Amazon to Meta adapt to turbulent times

A week of earnings from major technology companies has been a rout for investors as fears of a recession and the strong dollar hit companies thought to be more resilient. And these industry giants are warning that there is more pain ahead. “It’s just hard to see any good news on the horizon,” Intel corp. … Read more

Intel’s earnings are expected to fall on the PC route, economic weakness

Intel’s earnings are expected to fall on the PC route, economic weakness

Intel corp. INTC -0.73% is expected to report a sharp drop in quarterly earnings, hurt by a rapidly declining market for personal computers that its chips tap into. The company, after the closing bell Thursday, is expected to post about $15 billion in sales during the quarter that ended in September, a retreat of more … Read more

Samsung Electronics Feels Memory Chip Decline as Net Profit Falls 24%

Samsung Electronics Feels Memory Chip Decline as Net Profit Falls 24%

SEOUL— Samsung Electronics co. saw a drop in profits as prices of memory chips, its main source of revenue, have fallen as the semiconductor industry undergoes a downturn. The South Korean tech giant posted a 23.6% drop in third-quarter net profit from a year earlier on Thursday, due to weak demand for technology products including … Read more

Microsoft’s Hardware Struggles Enter the Metaverse

Microsoft’s Hardware Struggles Enter the Metaverse

With its futuristic HoloLens headset, Microsoft Corp. MSFT -5.04% grabbed an early lead in the race to the metaverse. Seven years later, its big push into augmented reality, which blends virtual imagery with views of the real world, has bumped up against the limits of the technology and the patience of company management. The device, … Read more

Microsoft casts a very large cloud

Microsoft casts a very large cloud

Among the company’s technology chiefs, it may still be true that no one gets fired for buying Microsoft. MSFT -5.49% But buying less of something seems the more likely path these days. Microsoft managed decent results for the September quarter despite a well-known global meltdown in sales of personal computers, most of which still use … Read more