Microsoft's 3Q earnings rise 31%, but Windows sales down

By Jos
Apr 29, 2011
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  1. Microsoft's earnings rose 31% to $5.2 billion on sales of $16.4 billion in the third quarter for fiscal 2011. That's certainly some remarkable growth by anyone's standards but the company's latest report is interesting for a few other nuggets, like the fact that it marks the second straight quarter that revenue in Microsoft's Windows division has dropped from the previous year, and the first time in 20 years that the software maker reported a smaller quarterly profit than Apple.

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  2. Soon tablets are coming to the market with windows 7 on them and im sure that will increase the windows sales again :)

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