This week saw reports of Samsung profits dropping, Google has been working on multi-window support for Android, and HP sneaks a 10-inch tablet to market.
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I'm sure Apple's new iPhone will be exciting and wonderful, but it won't propel Apple back to the top over the true smartphone giant: Microsoft. Yes, you read that right: Microsoft.
Salesforce's net income has been hit by acquisition and other investments. Should customers care as Microsoft is urging them to? A look at Microsoft's rather flimsy case.
Asus is playing a Windows 8.1 high margin game with an Android commodity device strategy for volume on the other side. If Microsoft can't kick-start PC growth, Asus has a strategy that won't deliver decent profits.
Microsoft has had trouble getting people to use its Windows Phone operating systems, however, it might make as much as $3.4 billion on Android phones.
A win on the bottom line and a tiny ding on the top line. While Microsoft touted its Business unit as the division that carried the quarter, the company stayed mum on Windows sales.
Microsoft has managed to build the Surface RT tablet in such a way that it not only competes directly against Apple's iPad, but also has a higher profit margin than Apple's flagship tablet.
For the first time, Microsoft has publicly gotten a company using Linux servers to say that they've signed a Linux patent licensing deal, but it's far from the first time that Microsoft has convinced Linux-using businesses into paying for Linux.
Microsoft is stuck between a rock and a hard place with Windows RT pricing. Price it low and face less-than-expected profits, or take on the iPad et al and squeeze out the lucrative enterprise market.
The combination protective covering and innovative physical keyboard may be a highlight to the company's bottom line when it comes to the new tablets.
Who makes the most money from Android is an open question, but according to Goldman Sachs, with an estimated $444-million Microsoft is probably in the running.
Microsoft recently extended its software donation program for non-profit organisations, enabling more charities to participate.
The SaaS provider saw a 34-percent jump in revenue in the first quarter, but the purchase of seven companies and significant investment on marketing led to a dip in profits
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Analysis: Apple Beating Microsoft in Profits is Triumph of Something Bigger than Hardware Over Software
In the most recent quarter, Apple hit $5.9 billion in profits, bigger than Microsoft's $5.2 billion. That's remarkable, but for more than the rare financial triumph of hardware over software.
Throughout my life I always saw Microsoft as the ominous overlord of personal computers. Windows was entrenched in every company and by association most users used it as home as well.
Microsoft has reported record third-quarter revenues of $16.43 billion and a 31 percent jump in profits to $5.
Microsoft's profits came in ahead of analysts' predictions when it announced its quarterly financial results today (Thursday). However, revenues grew by only 5% and the company fell just short of reaching $20 billion in quarterly sales.
Microsoft's second quarter earnings are in, and the company saw a record quarter in terms of revenue.
Government figures show an eight percent year-on-year drop in fixed-line telecoms R&D expenditure in 2009, despite a 513 percent increase in operating profits over the same period
Negotiations on behalf of 17 charities with software giant Microsoft have created a cut-rate enterprise licence standard for non-profits at about 60 per cent of commercial fees.
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