Microsoft Boosts Dividend, Sets $40 Billion Share Buyback

Microsoft Corp. unveiled a $40 billion share buyback plan and boosted its quarterly dividend by 22 percent, continuing the shareholder-friendly moves it has pushed in recent years.

As iPhone Growth Slows, Apple’s iPad Sales Surge

IPads are still exploding in popularity, but iPhone sales are a bit more complicated.

Apple Hikes Share Buyback by $50 Billion

Merry Christmas, shareholders.

Apple’s Cash Could Buy a Safety Net for Stock Price

Raising its dividend to, say, $5 per share might bring the buyers back.

Apple’s Cash Cache Could Hit $170 Billion This Year

“$170 billion in cash by year end 2013 is conservative.”

Will Apple Celebrate Dividend’s Anniversary With a Gift for Shareholders?

Maybe something like a new payout, size large?

Ahead of Apple Proxy Fight Explainer, ATD Late-Night Chat With Greenlight’s Einhorn

It’s time to end the day with a little midnight interview with famous hedge fund dude.


Adjusted for Reality, Neither Rackspace Nor Equinix Shine

We learned during the dot-com boom, and the subsequent bust, that it takes real money to build the Internet, meaning that the growth of online advertising, e-commerce, social networking, and all the rest doesn’t offer a magic formula for profit.

Apple in Talks With Greenlight Over Cash

Willing to talk.