Microsoft reports increased revenue due to Windows 8, profit down

By Shawn Knight
Jan 25, 2013
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  1. Microsoft reported a 2.7 percent increase in revenue for the quarter ending December 31, 2012, from $20.9 billion a year ago to $21.5 billion over the past three months. Even with extra help from Windows 8 and supporting hardware, the...

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  2. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,781   +700

    Everybody seems to be reporting a decrease in profits. As far as I know the world is still in recession. Maybe that could be one of the reasons.
    avoidz likes this.
  3. Cota

    Cota TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 521   +8

    It wouldn't be that wrong to assume most of the W8 sells are from OEM sells whit a sightly share whit users that actually bought it or upgrade it.

    I had gave W8 a lot of patience but it just gives me bile.
  4. Jim$ter

    Jim$ter TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 119   +20

    I agree Cota...I too gave it a shot..I love a lot of the desktop improvements so what I did was install Start8 and I'm very happy now. I get all the improvements with none of the metro garbage...I can still get to it if I want but, I don't!
  5. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,009   +681

    Yeah, no kidding... the surface is a business user's tablet. Every business in the country right now just saw their taxes go up, along with the costs coming this year and next with Obama care. There's also no indication at all that the economy is going to improve. Low interest rates really hurt lenders, and those are going to be around for a couple years. No new shiny tablets for the sales force this year.

    For the personal user, they also just saw their taxes go up because of the payroll tax increase. They can't benefit from the low interest rates because their home values are too low to refinance. Also, anyone who works for a large company, small company or is self employed (yeah, everyone) is seeing company benefits cut for all the same reasons. This means no extra money for a cool toy.

    And people wonder why Apple's outlook has declined, even though past sales have been fine... cause it doesn't really matter what the iPhone 6 can do if no one has any extra money to buy one.

    Your best bet for affording a new gadget is get yourself fired, sign up for unemployment to get a check, sign up for 18 credits at your local tech college, get financial aid for the 18 credits, drop 6 so you can remain a full time student and pocket the extra financial aid money. it's all perfectly legal, and the easiest way to get a free $500 for your new Surface.
  6. m4a4

    m4a4 TechSpot Addict Posts: 505   +133

    Increased revenue due to Windows 8, but profit down? Sounds like they are almost giving W8 away with the lower prices...
    Good guy Microsoft?


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