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Microsoft Reports Record First-Quarter Revenue of $18.53 Billion

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Microsoft Corp. today announced revenue of $18.53 billion for the quarter ended September 30, 2013. Gross margin, operating income, net income, and diluted earnings per share for the quarter were $13.42 billion, $6.33 billion, $5.24 billion, and $0.62 per share.

These financial results reflect the deferral of $113 million of revenue primarily related to Windows 8.1 Pre-sales. All growth comparisons in the press release relate to the corresponding period in the last fiscal year, unless otherwise noted.

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Nice work Microsoft :)
 
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In my state there are around 3 million residents, and ONLY 1 APPLE MAC Store... OTHER pc store selling PC/LAPTOP bundle with microsoft.

Looking at this statement, you must say This Apple store must be making at lot of money!
No it is NOT. This is why Microsoft getting high revenue!
 
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In my state there are around 3 million residents, and ONLY 1 APPLE MAC Store... OTHER pc store selling PC/LAPTOP bundle with microsoft.

Looking at this statement, you must say This Apple store must be making at lot of money!
No it is NOT. This is why Microsoft getting high revenue!
Actually Apples Q4 revenue last year was 54.5 Billion :)


Also Apple is a high end niche product, to remain niche it's important they don't over saturate the market. Hence why there are fewer store locations.
 

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Physical stores has little to do with how good they sell. I have like 1000km to the nearest Apple store and their stuff still sell like hotcakes.

And high end smartphones is not a niche market. It might be narrow in scope, but the amount of phones there is staggering and they sell like hotcakes.
 
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And high end smartphones is not a niche market. It might be narrow in scope, but the amount of phones there is staggering and they sell like hotcakes.
not disagreeing but i assume he was talking about the actual computers, someone owning a mac today is still much less common than someone owning a pc. whereas smartphones you are right, and i see more people with iphones than anything else.
 
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Apple is selling a lot of tablets also. Its proof that people are stupid .
 
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Win 8(.1)/Surface freaking rules, I just love it more and more every day !!!! :)
(I have no MS stocks, but I know I should hahahahaha)
 
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yes nice job company that's trying to kill the desktop pc... windows 8 and byzantine pricing on your commercial products FOREVAH!!!
 

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Apple is selling a lot of tablets also. Its proof that people are stupid .
You mean they are stupid to buy a good tablet?

yes nice job company that's trying to kill the desktop pc... windows 8 and byzantine pricing on your commercial products FOREVAH!!!
Yes. MS is secretly financing Apple and Google and all the OEM's in order for them to make more tablets and smartphones, which competes with MS products. It's all coming together.
 
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Apple is not that popular here, but for some reason there are at least 4-5 Apple stores in an area of 15km xD, one or two of them are in a big shopping center.
 

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and they bought nokia too!
 

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Apple is not that popular here, but for some reason there are at least 4-5 Apple stores in an area of 15km xD, one or two of them are in a big shopping center.
lol same here, dont know why but there's one in my neighbourhood and one 10mins away XD
 
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With the amount of online buying that goes on now especially with computer products the amount of physical stores means squat.
 
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Don't like Apple. They are pretentious, overpriced, lack features, and proprietary. Also don't like tablets in general. But its mostly just a rant over a few experiences Ive had so try not to take it too personally.
 

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Don't like Apple. They are pretentious, overpriced, lack features, and proprietary. Also don't like tablets in general. But its mostly just a rant over a few experiences Ive had so try not to take it too personally.
well i think you are stupid. try not to take it too personally.
 
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For myself I wouldn't ever again (G3, G4, Ipod Touch) pay retail for an apple device. it's just not worth it to me. they are top quality, but I just can't get over how locked down they are. I don't care if it's necessary, I want to be able to look at the inner workings and mess around.

I actually really like Max OS X in all it's flavors, I just am not a fan of IOS. their hardware is always superb... When it comes to desktops/imacs though it's just the price.
 

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For myself I wouldn't ever again (G3, G4, Ipod Touch) pay retail for an apple device. it's just not worth it to me. they are top quality, but I just can't get over how locked down they are. I don't care if it's necessary, I want to be able to look at the inner workings and mess around.

I actually really like Max OS X in all it's flavors, I just am not a fan of IOS. their hardware is always superb... When it comes to desktops/imacs though it's just the price.
the only thing i dislike about iDevices is that they are so locked down. i wish there was better integration for linux devices. i know that technically it is possible but i doubt it will ever be done for business reasons.
 

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they sell more because THEY ARE LOCKED DOWN. Dumb people dont need to bother with more things so they like the stuff.

Its called knowing your audience XD
 

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If it's locked down or not doesn't matter on a phone (and tablets) for 99.99% of the population, for various good reasons.
 
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Microsoft on the rise

Microsoft has proved all its doubters wrong by exceeding all analyst expectations. The revenues reported exceeded analyst expectations by $700 million. Growth in all segments was higher than estimated.
Although the PC demand remains volatile, the growth in the consumer segment was largely attributable to Microsoft’s Office 365, Skype and SkyDrive. The other reason for the growth in this segment was the Microsoft surface tablets which have started to gain traction in the market and with the acquisition of Nokia, Microsoft expects to increase its share by 15% in the smartphone market.
Hardware revenues are expected to grow 35-45% because of the surface tablet gaining share and the upcoming launch of the new Xbox one in the holiday season.
All the implementations of new policies indicate only one thing for Microsoft, That good days lie ahead.
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