Thursday, January 28, 2010

READING: WSJ:Windows7 Boosts Microsoft's Profit--up 60% to $6.66B!

Technology Alert from The Wall Street Journal

Microsoft's quarterly profit jumped 60% to $6.66 billion, benefiting from strong holiday sales of PC running the Windows 7 operating system. Revenue jumped 14% to $19.02 billion, including $1.7 billion in revenue Microsoft had to defer in previous quarters through its Windows 7 upgrade option. Peter Klein, Microsoft's chief financial officer, said the company sold more than 60 million copies, making it the fastest selling version in the company's history.

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