Microsoft reported stronger-than-expected sales of its current Windows software despite all the buzz surrounding its upcoming Windows 8 revamp. The surprising boost from Windows sales actually helped Microsoft post a 6 percent increase in revenue for its Q1 2012 (fiscal Q3) earnings results, countering the company’s slowing Xbox and Kinect sales. Revenue brought in by Read The Full Story
This news should probably come as a surprise to no one after Microsoft unveiled the Kinect Adapter for Windows last October. In a nutshell, this has made the Kinect for Windows somewhat redundant. So today, Microsoft is officially killing off the product. Of course, it's saying that it's "consolidating" its Kinect portfolio.
Microsoft 's third-quarter 2015 financial report is in, and overall it shows good things for the company. Not all was stars and sunshine, however, and it suffered in the same area many of it competitors have been feeling the squeeze: PCs.
Microsoft dismantled another piece of its old way of doing business on Wednesday.As part of a broader announcement of partnerships in China, the company said it would allow existing users of Windows personal computers in the country to upgrade free to Windows 10, its coming operating system.
NPD Group's numbers are in from last month, and it shows overall strong sales in the gaming industry, with February having an 8-percent year-on-year increase. Sales for both hardware and games hit $955.6 million, with $378.2 million of that coming solely from hardware sales (a year-on-year 10-percent increase).
The big question surrounding the Apple Watch is how well it's selling, but Apple isn't saying just yet. Without concrete numbers, we're forced to turn to various projections -- and one of the more reliable sources says that Apple's first wearable is doing well. According to IDC, Apple shipped 3.
Several social media stocks took a pummeling on Wednesday, with Yelp plunging 25 percent and Twitter dropping 15 percent after both companies issued quarterly earnings that disappointed investors in one way or another. On top of that, Facebook’s shares fell slightly in after-hours trading afterit posted financial results that included a surge in spending and a forecast of slowing revenue growth.
95% of Intel’s operating income More than 95% of Intel’s operating income last year came from selling PC chips. It’s why Intel keeps a close eye on the overall PC market.But the PC market in general has been in decline lately. In the first quarter of 2015, global PC shipments dropped 5.2% from the previous year, according to research firm Gartner.
The end of three year wireless contracts in Canada helped boost retail sales in June.End of 3 Year Wireless Contracts Helped Boost June Retail Sales: StatsCan is a post from: iPhone in Canada Blog - Canada's #1 iPhone Resource
Apple’s profit soared 38 percent and revenue rose 33 percent in its fiscal third quarter, as sales of iPhones continued to surge, Brian X. Chen reports.“We had an amazing quarter, with iPhone revenue up 59 percent over last year, strong sales of Mac, all-time record revenue from services, driven by the App Store, and a great start for Apple Watch,” Timothy D.
March seems like a big joyous month for gamers, especially Xbox One fans and owners. The annual Game Developers Conference has just concluded last week, bringing inspiration, hope, and excitement to the industry. But for the Xbox faithful, there is even more reason to rejoice.
As we previously reported , Microsoft is using a tried-and-true trick to help generate revenue for Azure, its competitor to Amazon Web Services and one of its most important products. And people who closely follow the company are starting to ask questions about how many customers are really using its cloud (known as "consumption" or "usage"), and how much revenue is coming from this trick.
Google recently released its financial report for the 2nd quarter of the year. Highlights include an 11% revenue growth year over year, $17.7 billion revenue, and cash flow of $7.0 billion during the past quarter. The search giant saw a constant currency revenue growth of 18% year over year, thanks to the strong performance of programmatic advertising and Youtube.
LOS ANGELES — Sony, as is customary, got the last word of the first day of E3, the video game industry’s annual conference here.At an event on Monday morning, Microsoft, Sony’s closest competitor in the game console business, laid out all the games in its arsenal with the goal of getting people to buy its Xbox One during the holiday season and beyond.
As ifbackward compatibilityfor Xbox One wasn't enough, Microsoft's also going to let you stream those older games toWindows 10 PCs. In a private demo of the Xbox One'srevamped interface, the company confirmed to Engadget that users will have access toits streaming functionalitywhen the new features roll out this holiday season.
Microsoft Windows 95, the operating system that's set the standardfor just about everything Microsoft has done since, turned 20years oldon Monday. When Windows 95 first came out, it was hailed as a tremendous leap forward for personal computing.