Broker recommendations for Microsoft Corp.
The Microsoft Corp. stock is rated at 1.129032 (on a scale 1-3, where 1 is ‘strong buy‘ and 3 is ‘strong sell‘) from Thursday 3 September, 2020 by a total of 31 brokers. This means that the consensus of the 31 different brokers is leaning toward to buy/moderate buy.
0 (0%) Underweight
0 (0%) Hold
3 (9.68%) Overweight
2 (6.45%) Buy
Price target by analysts
The 27 latest analyst estimates, per Monday 21 September, 2020, show the following high, low and average price targets.
Target Average: 233.68 USD
Target High: 260 USD
Target Low: 208 USD
Sunday, 27 September 2020, 06:45:02
Isobel Asher Hamilton / BusinessInsider : Elon Musk voiced his discontent on Twitter that OpenAI is exclusively licensing GPT-3 to Microsoft saying “OpenAI is essentially captured by Microsoft” — – Elon Musk voiced his discontent on Twitter that OpenAI — the AI research firm he helped found — is exclusively licensing …
Microsoft Internally Worked on a Mac OS X Aqua Inspired Windows XP Theme
Saturday, 26 September 2020, 19:51:53
Microsoft tested a Windows XP theme that closely resembled Mac OS X’s Aqua GUI, reports The Verge . A recent Windows XP source code leak has revealed various unreleased themes that Microsoft developed in 2000, at a time when Microsoft was in heated competition with Apple regarding desktop operating systems. One of the themes, codenamed “Candy,” mirrors the design of Apple’s Aqua interface, which was first introduced at the Macworld Conference & Expo in 2000. Aqua was an iconic Apple design and gave a sense of depth through the use of shadow and translucency, metallic textures, and rounded liquid-like assets. The theme was described as a “Whistler skin with eye candy,” with “Whistler” being the codename for Windows XP, and was marked as “for internal use only.” Though the theme was never finished, fundamental aspects such as the Windows Start button and various UI elements were a close match for Aqua. Most striking is the replication of Mac OS X’s rounded water-like buttons. Windows developers reportedly used the theme as a placeholder to build the theme engine for Windows XP.
— Mac Rumors
Amazon has bad news for people who placed Xbox Series X preorders
Saturday, 26 September 2020, 19:04:20
Amazon informed Xbox Series X buyers that the console they have preordered online might not ship to their homes on the release date. The email follows a similar message that Amazon sent out to PS5 buyers this past week. Amazon is once again citing high demand as the reason for potential shipping delays. The four next-generation video game consoles are now finally available for preorder… at least, in theory. In practice, they’re sold out and there’s no telling when more stock will be available. The PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition sold out even before they were supposed to go up for preorder, as retailers jumped the gun and started the process early. Microsoft attempted to provide more clarity on the Xbox Series X and Series S preorders, but the next-gen Xboxes experienced issues of their own . Xbox preorders were also quick to sell out, especially the high-end Series X version. Now, for the really bad news: Even if you were lucky enough to secure your Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S preorder earlier this week, there’s no guarantee you’ll get it on its release date — especially if you bought yours from Amazon.
Microsoft buys Bethesda, Amazon’s newest products video – CNET
Saturday, 26 September 2020, 13:00:03
This week’s major tech headlines include Microsoft’s acquisition of ZeniMax Media which includes developer and publisher Bethesda, Amazon’s newest products and Google’s adding of a Covid-19 layer to Maps.
Source code of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 has leaked online on various file sharing sites this week; Microsoft says it is “investigating the matter” (Tom Warren/The Verge)
Saturday, 26 September 2020, 05:55:03
Tom Warren / The Verge : Source code of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 has leaked online on various file sharing sites this week; Microsoft says it is “investigating the matter” — Windows Server 2003 source also included — Microsoft’s source code for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 has leaked online.