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Microsoft Posts Mixed Q2 Earnings: $21.46B Revenue Misses Expectations, $0.76 EPS Exceeds Estimates

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Microsoft announced today its financial results for the second fiscal quarter of 2013, and it was an overall strong showing for the company. The Redmond, Washington-based software giant posted revenue of $21.46 billion and net income of $6.38 billion, with earnings per share of 77 cents. That’s largely in line...
Microsoft Posts Mixed Q2 Earnings: $21.46B Revenue Misses Expectations, $0.76 EPS Exceeds Estimates
Microsoft: When Steve Ballmer Said Surface Sales Were 'Modest,' Here's What He Really Meant... (MSFT)

HTC's Christmas miracle

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In November, HTC (2498) managed to snap a six-month losing streak and finally show month-on-month revenue growth. Steve Ballmer plays Santa Claus — the sales driver was most likely the Windows Phone 8X. The 23% sales bounce from October is impressive, because in 2011 HTC’s sales declined by nearly as...
HTC's Christmas miracle

Ballmer Loses Bonus Money Thanks To Poor Windows Sales And Browser Problems (MSFT)

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SEATTLE, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer got a lower bonus than last year's, partly for flat sales of Windows and his failure to ensure that the company provided a choice of browser to some European customers. Ballmer, who took over as CEO from co-founder Bill...
Ballmer Loses Bonus Money Thanks To Poor Windows Sales And Browser Problems (MSFT)
Nokia CEO: Surface-branded smartphone would 'stimulate' Windows Phone 8

A Mac-user's take on transitioning to Windows 8

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Yesterday the FedEx Santa Claus dropped off a new Toshiba laptop at my door. It’s a capable machine, with a Core i5 processor and 6 GB of RAM. It’s on loan to me for testing purposes, and I thought I’d see how it will do with Windows 8, as anyone...
A Mac-user's take on transitioning to Windows 8

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

Sony VP: We're Not Disadvantaged By Windows 8

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"I wouldn't say it's a disadvantage," says Sony VP Steven Nickel. "I think the opportunity is just to see what Windows 8 brings in terms of mobility." The day after Apple unveiled its iPad Mini, essentially the company's fifth-generation tablet, I trekked uptown to the W Hotel in New...
Sony VP: We're Not Disadvantaged By Windows 8

If Aereo Wins Its Battle To Stream TV Over The Internet, Time Warner Could Copy It

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Time Warner Cable's CEO Glenn Britt is watching and rooting for Aereo, the app that takes TV signals and streams them over the Internet for $8 a month. If Aereo wins its legal battle Timer Warner would consider doing the same thing, he told the Washington Post's Cecilia Kang in...
If Aereo Wins Its Battle To Stream TV Over The Internet, Time Warner Could Copy It

Microsoft Surface sales not expected to top 600,000 this quarter

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Middling reviews and limited distribution may be putting a damper on sales of Microsoft's Surface tablet, according to brokerage firm Detwiler Fenton. The Boston-based firm estimates that Microsoft will sell between 500,000 and 600,000 Surface with Windows RT tablets in the December quarter. The fact that Surface is only...
Microsoft Surface sales not expected to top 600,000 this quarter

Ballmer: Windows Phone 8 'still small', but will 'really ramp quickly'

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Following its launch event in San Francisco and the appearance of its first devices last week, Windows Phone 8 is hoping for big things in the future. Microsoft's chief exec Steve Ballmer said that its work with Nokia, HTC and Samsung offered them the chance to create a "really...
Ballmer: Windows Phone 8 'still small', but will 'really ramp quickly'

As Soon As Ballmer's Huge Re-Org Goes Through, These Three Executives Will Be The New Powers At Microsoft (MSFT)

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Microsoft is planning a major management reshuffling that will put three executives into higher profile positions, AllThingsD's Kara Swisher reported Monday.   The three execs are Satya Nadella, president of Microsoft's Server and Tools division; Tony Bates, who runs Skype and Lync; and Don Mattrick, head of the Interactive Entertainment division and...
As Soon As Ballmer's Huge Re-Org Goes Through, These Three Executives Will Be The New Powers At Microsoft (MSFT)
Asus Windows 8 tablet PCs to start at $599, cost up to $1,299

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer personally visits Hollywood to sell studios on Xbox One

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In an effort to sell television studios on his company's forthcoming Xbox One game console and media center, Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer personally paid a visit to Hollywood last week.    ...
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer personally visits Hollywood to sell studios on Xbox One

The Great CES Keynote Debacle: Qualcomm Had To Convince The World It Wasn't An "Ingredient" Company

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Going into this year’s CES, Qualcomm had a hell of a problem on their hands — how would a company that planned to talk about mobile chipsets of all things make its big keynote one to remember? As it turns out, its answer was to make said keynote as equally...
The Great CES Keynote Debacle: Qualcomm Had To Convince The World It Wasn't An "Ingredient" Company

Join CNET's live coverage of Microsoft's Windows 8 launch (live blog)

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Microsoft and CEO Steve Ballmer will formally launch its latest operating system and talk a little about its Surface tablet. [Read more]...
Join CNET's live coverage of Microsoft's Windows 8 launch (live blog)

Windows 8 will be big at CES 2013, despite Microsoft's absence

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The oh-so-enchanting Steve Ballmer keynote: Gone. The sprawling, seemingly never-ending Microsoft product pavillion: Gone. The army of Microsoft marketing flacks, storming CES en masse with hive-like precision: Gone, gone, gone. Sure, Microsoft may not be appearing at CES 2013 as a marquee exhibitor, but its presence will still loom large in Las...
Windows 8 will be big at CES 2013, despite Microsoft's absence
Why Microsoft is building one of North America's largest tents on its campus

Google, Microsoft Dominate Forbes' List Of Tech Billionaires; Zuckerberg, Moskowitz Are The Youngest

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Forbes has today published its annual list of the world’s richest people — and once again tech and its related tentacles continue to lead the top of the list. Coming in at number-one for the fourth year in a row is Carlos Slim Helu, the Mexico-based mogul who controls Latin...
Google, Microsoft Dominate Forbes' List Of Tech Billionaires; Zuckerberg, Moskowitz Are The Youngest

Qualcomm to open 2013 CES in place of Microsoft

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Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs will give the opening keynote at the giant Consumer Electronics Show in January, a logical choice for an event whose focus is increasingly mobile, but one that might not garner the attention of a Bill Gates or Steve Ballmer appearance. This will be the first...
Qualcomm to open 2013 CES in place of Microsoft
Everyone Can't Stop Talking About Qualcomm's 'Cringeworthy' CES Keynote

A Surface Smartphone From Microsoft? Yes, Please!

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If Microsoft really is considering its own "Surface" smartphone, the business decision would be a callous, cold-hearted one that could alienate future partners and leave just two other manufacturers of Windows Phones. But as history has shown, this kind of bold move could pay off. Boy Genius Report claimed Tuesday that...
A Surface Smartphone From Microsoft? Yes, Please!

iPad Mini may be unveiled on Oct. 23 -- stealing limelight from Microsoft's Surface

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Most recently in the iPad Mini rumor mill, we heard that Apple was going to send out invites on October 10 for an event on the 17th. Well that date has come and gone without a peep from Apple. Now it looks like the company may be aiming for...
iPad Mini may be unveiled on Oct. 23 -- stealing limelight from Microsoft's Surface

Detroit's precarious recovery: 'It just feels like something is happening here'

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Dan Gilbert has a vision for his city's future - and the money to fund it. With tech companies moving in and a new financial controller in charge, can downtown Detroit help save the city?Sandra Patterson's face lights up at the mention of Dan Gilbert. She works the car valet...
Detroit's precarious recovery: 'It just feels like something is happening here'
After Chewing Out Apple, China Targets Microsoft's Surface Warranty Policies

This Man Is Building Microsoft's Next Multi-Billion-Dollar Business -- From Android Devices (MSFT)

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Patents have become such a big business for Microsoft that the company has outsourced its U.S. patent filing work to India, John Weresh, general manager of Microsoft's Patent Operations, told Business Insider. For good reason. Microsoft could be on track to turn patents into a multi-billion business perhaps as soon...
This Man Is Building Microsoft's Next Multi-Billion-Dollar Business -- From Android Devices (MSFT)

Today's Scuttlebot: Steve Ballmer's N.B.A. Plans and Why the C.E.S. Matters

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The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. For Wednesday, selections include an item on a plan to rejuvenate the Seattle Sonics, a joke invoving the driverless car, a North Korean student computer lab and why the Consumer Electronics Show...
Today's Scuttlebot: Steve Ballmer's N.B.A. Plans and Why the C.E.S. Matters

It's Been A Year Since Microsoft Bought Yammer And Ballmer's Grand Vision Has Yet To Materialize (MSFT)

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Microsoft insists that things are going well for Yammer since Microsoft bought it for $1.2 billion a year ago this week.  The user base has grown by 55% to 8 million and sales of paid networks are up by 200%, it says, though Microsoft won't reveal the actual sales figure....
It's Been A Year Since Microsoft Bought Yammer And Ballmer's Grand Vision Has Yet To Materialize (MSFT)
Coming to its senses, Microsoft will expand Surface rollout to more stores

Ballmer: 4 million Windows 8 Upgrades sold, new apps

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Microsoft has sold over four million upgrades for Windows 8 in the first few days after its launch. Speaking at the Build developers event on the Microsoft campus, CEO Steve Ballmer confirmed the number in his keynote speech, alongside announcements for more Windows 8 apps, such as PayPal, Dropbox, and...
Ballmer: 4 million Windows 8 Upgrades sold, new apps
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