Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Jul 2011 23:24 UTC
Microsoft "Microsoft Corp. today announced record fourth-quarter revenue of $17.37 billion for the quarter ended June 30, 2011, an 8% increase from the same period of the prior year. Operating income, net income, and diluted earnings per share for the quarter were $6.17 billion, $5.87 billion, and $0.69 per share, which represented increases of 4%, 30%, and 35%, respectively, when compared with the prior year period. For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011, Microsoft reported record revenue of $69.94 billion, a 12% increase from the prior year. Operating income, net income, and diluted earnings per share for the year were $27.16 billion, $23.15 billion, and $2.69, which represented increases of 13%, 23%, and 28%, respectively, when compared with the prior year."
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Two Words
by tuaris on Fri 22nd Jul 2011 04:35 UTC
tuaris
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2007-08-05

Intellectual Property.

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RE: Two Words
by Bobthearch on Fri 22nd Jul 2011 05:43 in reply to "Two Words"
Bobthearch Member since:
2006-01-27

Are you sure you read the story?

[Quote]Office 2010 continues to be the fastest-selling version of Microsoft Office in history with over 100 million licenses sold... Bing's U.S. search share increased 340 basis points year-over-year to 14.4% this quarter... Entertainment & Devices Division revenue grew 30% for the fourth quarter and 45% for the full year, due to the ongoing momentum of the console, Kinect, and Xbox Live. Xbox 360 has been the top-selling game console in the U.S. over the past twelve months.[/Quote]

Undoubtedly they did earn some money from IP licensing. A brief scan of the new SEC report did not, however, reveal where this income is itemized or summarized.

Edited 2011-07-22 05:44 UTC

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