How about some company news to close the day? Europe remains a key strategic market for Microsoft, even as the software titan is fighting the US government for the rights to protect its data. The company has identified Ireland for its new expansion project, and is now said to be planning a new local headquarters in...

Getting rather ridiculous now, this. Chinese government officials have once again raided Microsoft offices across the country, as part of their investigation into alleged antitrust violations. When and how this will end is still one big mystery. But the investigations started in an eccentric fashion last week, with...