Microsoft Corp., the world’s largest software maker, said second-quarter profit topped analysts’ estimates as corporate customers bought more Office and server programs and consumers purchased Xbox Kinect motion sensors.
Microsoft Corp . said the next version of its Windows personal-computer operating system will run on ARM Holdings Plc’s chip technology for the first time, marking a deeper push into the market for tablet computers.
Microsoft Corp. , the world’s largest software maker, posted its biggest sales gain in 2 1/2 years in the fourth-quarter after customers purchased more personal computers running the Windows operating system.
Microsoft Corp., the world’s largest software maker, reported third-quarter revenue that missed analysts’ most optimistic predictions, a sign that corporate customers may be putting off computer buying.
Microsoft Corp. and Amazon.com Inc. fell after releasing earnings reports that showed a rebound in technology spending by companies and online buying by consumers is less robust than analysts had predicted.
Microsoft Corp. , looking to boost profit and sales in its Xbox video-game unit, plans to start selling a motion-controlled device called Kinect on Nov. 4 that lets console users direct action by moving their bodies.