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Microsoft Reports Strong Q3 Results, Thanks Xbox Microsoft Reports Strong Q3 Results, Thanks Xbox

Microsoft has released its report on third-quarter earnings today, and they show record results. Q3 revenue is reported at $16.43 for the quarter which ended on March 31st.  This is a 13% increase year-over-year.  More results: Operating income, net income, …

eBay Posts Strong First Quarter Earnings eBay Posts Strong First Quarter Earnings
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Good news for e-commerce giant eBay, as today they report solid first quarter results. For the first quarter ending March 31st, eBay reports $2.5 billion in net revenue, which is a 16% increase from the same period last year. The …

Apple Posts Best Non-Holiday Quarter Ever

Apple has posted its financial results for Q2 (ending March 27). These include revenue of $13.50 billion and net quarterly profit of $3.07 billion (or $3.33 per diluted share). As a comparison, for the same quarter last year, the company posted $9.08 billion and net quarterly profit of $1.62 billion, (or $1.79 per diluted share).

Microsoft Sees 14% Decline, But Remains Enthusiastic
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Microsoft reported its quarterly earnings today with a 14% decline in revenue from the same period a year ago. The company reported revenue of $12.92 billion for the quarter.

Operating income, net income and diluted earnings per share for the quarter were $4.48 billion, $3.57 billion and $0.40 per share, which represented declines of 25%, 18% and 17%, respectively, when compared with the same period last year.

Revenue Decline at TheStreet.com
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Between the decline in newspaper performance and the dominance of financial reporting in the news, you would think that online financial publications would be one area that is flourishing in this economic downturn.

SEC Is Investigating Apple’s Profits

apple-logoWith all the bad economic news flying around including massive Microsoft layoffs, Intel’s first performance concerns in a long time and IBM job cuts, Apple had its best quarter ever as reported in the WSJ.

Judging Monetary Success Of A Blog

The trend among some top bloggers is to publish monthly earning reports showing how much income they have generated the previous month.

While it may seem impressive to earn $1,000, $5,000 or even $35,000 a month from your blogging efforts, I feel that the raw number can be a crude way of judging the “success” of your blog and will not be as meaningful as using other metrics.

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Google Economics: Bad Quarter Hid Good News
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The usual and customary reaction to missing earnings predictions got under way after Google’s reported 11 cents less than what analysts expected. Google explained why they should relax.

8 Theories For AdSense Fluctuations
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Recently, many web-publishers reported drastic drops in their Google AdSense earnings and offered up many theories as to why that occurred. The problem was reported in web forums, on popular SEO blogs, and in the comments section of the last WebProNews article on the subject. After all that, we’ve narrowed it down to 8 possible explanations.

Microsoft’s Earnings, Enough to Buy Yahoo

I missed Microsoft’s earnings release last week (I was on a flight back from my vacation), so here’s a look back. Microsoft’s revenue for its second quarter were up 30% to $16.37 billion, and profit was up 92% to $6.48 billion.

After Hours, Investors Flee Google

Google mildly missed analyst expectations for Q4 2007 (the company famously does not provide guidance) and late trading has punished the stock.

Amazon’s Earnings Call Goes Okay

Amazon’s earnings in the fourth quarter of 2007 weren’t at all bad.  Shares have still dropped, however, and there’s some concern over the company’s future operating income.

Google’s Got Headcount Under Control. Really?

A Google recruiter dropped a pitch to a Yahoo staffer into our inbox (and we know why, and who the target was); it looks like Google isn’t quite over its hiring binge yet.

Google’s Stock Hits $675 Per Share

A little more than two weeks ago, Google’s stock hit $600 per share.  We all “ooh”ed and “aah”ed.  Now the search giant has hit $675, and it may be only a matter of time before it passes $700.

Google Still On a Hiring Binge

I support Google’s relaxed dress code.  But given all the hiring the company’s doing, I’d recommend one tweak: name tags.  Google added over 2,100 employees this last quarter, making it seemingly impossible for anybody to keep track of anything.

Google Earnings As Expected, Revenue Up 57%

Google shares have been up and down in after-hours trading, but largely have hovered around the closing price of $639.62 soon after Google released its earnings report for the third quarter of 2007. Google beat analyst expectations by a slim margin.

eBay Drops On Earnings Report

Shares of EBAY slid six percent this morning even though the company beat estimates.

Earnings: Yahoo Profits Flat In Q3

Net income for Yahoo’s third quarter of 2007 turned out to be the same 11 cents per diluted share it was during the same quarter in 2006.

Yahoo Gains Search (Ad) Ground Against Google

According to a new study, search marketers are still giving far more money to Google than to Yahoo.  But when spending increases were presented as percentages, it turned out that Yahoo experienced a greater gain.

Money Week For Yahoo, eBay, & Google

Quarterly earnings reports from three of the Internet’s most prominent brands hit the markets this week.

With Or Without Harry, Amazon Stock Soars

So Harry Potter was the cause of Amazon’s tripling profit? What will they do when there are no more books coming out? They’ll be just fine, because that’s not what happened, the New York Times just sort of made it sound that way.