Microsoft reports originally paper loss on Aquantive write-off

SOFTWARE accommodation Microsoft has posted its originally loss since it became a free company, due to its $6.2bn write-off of Aquantive.

The company reported an accounting loss of $492m on behalf of the three months through the last part of June, compared to a profit of $5.2bn a time before.

It's not all bad news on behalf of the Redmond corporation through, to the same degree revenues on behalf of the three months increased by four apiece cent to $18.06 billion. Its Entertainment and policy Division revenue grew 20 apiece cent on behalf of the quarter, following the news with the aim of the Xbox had turn into the top-selling games console clothed in the US on behalf of 18 consecutive months.

Microsoft first in command Steve Ballmer understood, "We delivered fastest fourth quarter and twelve-monthly revenue, and we're fast approaching the the largest part exciting launch season clothed in Microsoft history."

He burbled on, "Over the impending time, we'll circulate the subsequently versions of Windows, administrative center, Windows member of staff serving at table, Windows Phone, and many other products and services with the aim of yearn for drive our sphere to the fore and provide extraordinary opportunity to our customers and partners."

Commands on Microsoft analyst take from rudder told The INQUIRER with the aim of the launch of Windows 8 is likely to provide a boost to Microsoft's revenues, although he added with the aim of this may well be present narrow by the company's upgrade document.

"It is not up for grabs to be present a enormous boost, it is up for grabs to be present additional like a landscape launch than a Windows 7 launch," he understood.

"We won't really set eyes on the rotund contact of Windows 8 until the swagger 2013 quarter."


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