Satya Nadella

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Microsoft buys speech recognition firm Nuance in a $16 billion deal
Satya Nadella
Satya Nadella Credit: Microsoft

Microsoft announced on Monday it would buy Nuance for $56 per share, about a 23% premium over Nuance’s closing price Friday.

Nuance has a strong reputation for its voice recognition technology, and it has been considered an acquisition target for companies like Apple, Microsoft and more for several years.

In an interview on CNBC's " Squawk on the Street" Monday, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella highlighted Nuance's health care tools as the key driver behind the acquisition.

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Microsoft reports $35 billion in revenue, Covid-19 had minimal impact on revenue
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaks onstage at MWC Barcelona
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaks onstage at MWC Barcelona Credit: Microsoft (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0)

Microsoft today reported earnings for its third fiscal quarter of 2020, including revenue of $35 billion, and a net income of $10.8 billion.

The company said that the Covid-19 pandemic had “minimal net impact on total company revenue.”

“We’ve seen two years’ worth of digital transformation in two months. From remote teamwork and learning to sales and customer service, to critical cloud infrastructure and security—we are working alongside customers every day to help them adapt and stay open for business in a world of remote everything,” CEO Satya Nadella said in a statement. “Our durable business model, diversified portfolio, and differentiated technology stack position us well for what’s ahead.”.