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The Continued Microsoft Consumer Decay

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The Continued Microsoft Consumer Decay: Myself back in April, following Microsoft's Q3 earnings: The Business Division is now by far the largest Microsoft division in terms of revenue. Meanwhile, Servers & Tools almost surpassed the Windows Division this past quarter. The last time that happened was the tail end of...
The Continued Microsoft Consumer Decay

Microsoft Exec: Putting Me In Charge Has Really Worked Out (MSFT)

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Satya Nadella, the leader of Microsoft's massively important Server and Tools business, sent a letter to the troops today that spelled out how CEO Steve Ballmer's decision to shake up the unit's leadership more than two years ago has paid off.   The letter came on the same day that...
Microsoft Exec: Putting Me In Charge Has Really Worked Out (MSFT)

Microsoft's latest $1 billion business is Windows Azure

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Microsoft’s Windows Azure is the latest product from the company to reach $1 billion in sales, suggesting that Microsoft is becoming a more formidable competitor to Amazon.com in the world of cloud computing, according to a Bloomberg News report this afternoon. It becomes the seventh billion-dollar business within Microsoft’s Server...
Microsoft's latest $1 billion business is Windows Azure

Microsoft exec calls BS on the 'Lost Decade' claim

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Up to now, Microsoft hadn’t weighed in with any kind of public response to the recent Vanity Fair piece about the company’s “Lost Decade.” But the full version of the Kurt Eichenwald story is now available online, sparking another round of blog posts, and Microsoft’s communications chief Frank Shaw apparently...
Microsoft exec calls BS on the 'Lost Decade' claim
Microsoft's Q3 2013 Results Beat Expectations, $20.69B In Revenue, EPS Of $0.72

Microsoft posts mixed results for critical holiday quarter

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Microsoft this afternoon posted earnings per share of 76 cents for the December quarter, beating Wall Street’s expectations by 1 cent. However, the company’s revenue of $21.46 billion for the quarter fell just short of analysts’ expectations. The quarter included the launch of key Microsoft products Windows 8 and the...
Microsoft posts mixed results for critical holiday quarter

Amazon Web Services targets bigger companies, going toe-to-toe with Microsoft

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Amazon Web Services’ partner network has grown to more than 4,000 members, up from less than 1,000 a year ago — a key step for the company as it tries to expand its cloud-computing customer base beyond startups to more large companies. That’s the word from Reuters this morning in...
Amazon Web Services targets bigger companies, going toe-to-toe with Microsoft

Microsoft eyes AWS, wants more 'pure Silicon Valley startups' on Azure

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Microsoft is “clearly not as far ahead as Amazon” in convincing startups to use its cloud computing system, but the company is seeing some success in the startup world, says the president of Microsoft’s Server & Tools business. Satya Nadella, president of the division, addressed the question during a discussion...
Microsoft eyes AWS, wants more 'pure Silicon Valley startups' on Azure

Microsoft charges lead to first-ever loss

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Here’s a headline: For its fourth quarter ending June 30, Microsoft reported a loss of $492 million, compared to profit of $5.87 billion for the year ago quarter. The loss includes a whopping $6.19 billion write down it previously announced on its struggling online services division. That write down dealt...
Microsoft charges lead to first-ever loss

LIVE: Microsoft Earnings! (MSFT)

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Microsoft reports earnings for the first quarter of 2012 today, and we're on hand to bring them to you as soon as they cross the wire around 4pm ET. Click here for the latest or refresh your browser. The stock has been on a nice run for the last few...
LIVE: Microsoft Earnings! (MSFT)

Hot Off The Press: PPC News, Tips & Tools From SMX West

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Winters get long here in New England and so we often find ourselves travelling here and there to break up the long, dark winter and get some time outdoors before the first crocuses pop out of the ground. Some folks prefer to get outside onto the ski slopes while others head...
Hot Off The Press: PPC News, Tips & Tools From SMX West

Microsoft Earnings Come in on Target

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Microsoft has a lot riding on the success of its new Windows 8 operating system and Surface tablet, so the company’s financials for the second-quarter — the first period to reflect the October launch of those products — are the first real indicator of how its so-called “re-imagining of Windows...
Microsoft Earnings Come in on Target

Facebook Passes Google as Number One U.S. Site

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Facebook Passes Google as Number One U.S. Site is a post from Chris PirilloFor everyone who swore Google was the King and would never be toppled, I suggest you grab some salt and pepper for the crow you’re about to eat. HitWise has reported that for the week which ended...
Facebook Passes Google as Number One U.S. Site

This week at Microsoft: Earnings, Azure, and 7″ tablets

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It was a busy week in the realm of Microsoft – thank god that isn’t an MMORPG – so we shall have to be summary in our notes today. Check your coffee mug, is it full? We have some ground to cover. Before we dive in, double check that you...
This week at Microsoft: Earnings, Azure, and 7″ tablets

With Sinofsky out at Microsoft, let the post-Ballmer handicapping begin

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It’s only natural that after Steven Sinofsky’s rather abrupt exit from Microsoft on Monday night, handicapping began anew as to who will replace Steve Ballmer as CEO. Ballmer has said that he intends to stay put till 2017, something that may have contributed to stress between him and the ambitious...
With Sinofsky out at Microsoft, let the post-Ballmer handicapping begin

Broken Windows: Microsoft Misses on Revenue and Earnings in Q1

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One of the main things that Wall Street analysts have been watching for in the first-quarter earnings for Microsoft today was how its current flagship Windows software business was doing in the lead-up to the release of Windows 8 on on October 26. A little cracked, as it turns...
Broken Windows: Microsoft Misses on Revenue and Earnings in Q1

Say what? Microsoft Azure's a $1 billion business?

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Microsoft’s claim that it’s sold $1 billion worth of Azure cloud infrastructure services over the past 12 months has got to be raising eyebrows, and not just across Lake Washington at Amazon Web Services headquarters. The sales figure was made by Curt Anderson, who heads up finances for Microsoft Server...
Say what? Microsoft Azure's a $1 billion business?
InstallFree: MS Office in the Cloud, No Installation or Drivers Necessary

CHART OF THE DAY: Microsoft's Windows Division Generated Less Revenue Than Its Servers Division (MSFT)

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Here's an incredible chart from Microsoft's last earnings report that didn't get the sort of attention it deserves. The Server and Tools division generated more revenue than the Windows division in the last fiscal year. The Windows division is still much more profitable, earning $11.5 billion compared versus $7.4 billion...
CHART OF THE DAY: Microsoft's Windows Division Generated Less Revenue Than Its Servers Division (MSFT)

Buuteeq, a hotel marketing software startup founded by ex-Microsoft execs, raises $2m

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Buuteeq, a Seattle-based startup building a Web-based software suite that enables independent hotels to market themselves on the Web and through mobile devices, has raised $2m in new funding according to an SEC filing. The financing round brings the total of capital raised by Buuteeq to about $7 million....
Buuteeq, a hotel marketing software startup founded by ex-Microsoft execs, raises $2m

Microsoft's Online "Operating Loss Improvement"

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Microsoft's Online "Operating Loss Improvement": Overall, a good quarter for Microsoft. Revenue overall was up 6% year-to-year thanks largely to the Server & Tools Division and the Business Division (read: Office).  In other words, the quarter was driven by the non-consumer facing side of the company. Windows growth was up...
Microsoft's Online "Operating Loss Improvement"

Think Insights: Marketer data, information and inspiration just got a new address

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Today marks the debut of the new Think Insights, Google’s hub for marketing insights and inspiration for advertisers and agencies. On google.com/think, you can learn about the latest research in digital marketing, be inspired by creative brand campaigns, and find useful products and tools. You’ll also find industry-leading case studies...
Think Insights: Marketer data, information and inspiration just got a new address

Weird Al probably has to be more concerned than Google...

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RIM Speedwagon says: We are going to keep loving developers at Research In Motion, all the way to BlackBerry 10 and beyond. Watch our leadership team for developer relations bring back the band: Alec Saunders, VP Developer Relations & Ecosystem, Chris Smith, VP Application Platform & Tools, and Martyn...
Weird Al probably has to be more concerned than Google...

The best apps, communities & tools for writers and journalists

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Richard Bach once said, “A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.” From CNN anchors to TNW contributors, those bound by the written word can always benefit from a leg up in the digital age. Here, we give you some of the best apps, tools, and communities for writers and...
The best apps, communities & tools for writers and journalists

Why Microsoft Stock Went Up 4% On Thursday (MSFT)

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Microsoft shares are on a big rally lately, up almost 30% since Thanksgiving. That includes a 4% rise on Thursday. But that rise had nothing to do with fundamentals of the company. Instead, it's all about reallocation. Every quarter for the last umpteen years, Bill Gates has unloaded Microsoft...
Why Microsoft Stock Went Up 4% On Thursday (MSFT)

Windows Azure and new Oracle DB up in a tree

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Sometimes it helps just to look at the obvious when you’re trying to sort out a mystery or a news story.  Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has been known to talk  smack but he’s also been known to precisely telegraph his intentions — as when he told third-party software companies like...
Windows Azure and new Oracle DB up in a tree
Mars-bound astronauts will print food & tools, NASA says

No joke: Amazon hires Windows Phone vet Charlie Kindel for 'something secret'

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Charlie Kindel Charlie Kindel, the Seattle tech veteran who left his job as a Microsoft Windows Phone general manager in 2011 to join the startup world, has now been hired by Amazon.com as the director of an undisclosed project inside the company. “I’m building a new team going after a totally...
No joke: Amazon hires Windows Phone vet Charlie Kindel for 'something secret'

Microsoft Beats Estimates With $17.4B In Revenue, $0.60 EPS

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Microsoft just released its earnings report for the third quarter of its fiscal year. The company came out slightly ahead of analyst estimates, with $17.41 billion in revenue (compared to the predicted $17.16 billion) and earnings of 60 cents per share (compared to 58 cents). Microsoft says this is a...
Microsoft Beats Estimates With $17.4B In Revenue, $0.60 EPS

Google Testing Toggle For Search Options & Tools In Search Results

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Google is testing a new user interface feature for the search results where they hide the search tools and options from the left hand side and let you toggle them open and close with a click of a mouse. Michel Wester spotted this and posted a video and screen shots...
Google Testing Toggle For Search Options & Tools In Search Results
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?