Today Microsoft released their financial reports for the quarter that just ended in December 2012 and you can read it all right here for yourself.
Now I am not a financial analyst and have never claimed to be one so I see these reports by their headlines like many consumers and end users do.
However, I follow a lot of tech and mainstream news sites and what gets me is the variation in the headlines that are about the same exact report that I just linked you to at the beginning of this story.
So here are the headlines from various sites across the Internet so that you can see the snapshot picture that is painted about those financial results:
- Microsoft’s fiscal 2nd-quarter earnings slip despite uptick in Windows division (The Washington Post – Technology)
- Microsoft’s Q2: Enterprise shines, Surface details scant (ZD Net)
- Microsoft Posts Record Sales, But Earnings Dip (PC Mag)
- Microsoft Q2: By the numbers (cNet)
- Microsoft’s Windows Bolsters Sales in Challenging Market (Bloomberg)
- Microsoft’s 2Q earnings dip despite Windows 8 lift (AP)
- Microsoft Windows Bolsters Sales in Tough PC Market (Bloomberg)
- Microsoft profit dips ahead of Office revamp (Reuters)
- Microsoft (MSFT) Q2 Tops Expectations Yet Shares Off (iStockAnalyst)
- Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Posts Record Revenue in Q2 (Insider Monkey)
- Microsoft Posts Mixed Q2 Earnings: $21.46B Revenue Misses Expectations, $0.76 EPS Exceeds Estimates (San Francisco Chronicle)
- Microsoft posts $21.46 billion revenue for Q2 2013, Windows division up despite PC decline (The Verge)
- Microsoft Earnings Come In on Target (All Things D)
- Microsoft reports Q2 2013 earnings: posts record revenue of $21.5 billion, $6.38 billion profit (update) (Engadget)
- Microsoft reports middling FQ2 revenue of $21.46B on surprisingly (The Next Web)