Microsoft reported second-quarter earnings excluding items of 76 cents a share on revenue of $21.46 billion in revenue.
Analysts had expected the company to report earnings excluding items of 75 cents a share on $21.53 billion in revenue, according to a consensus estimate from Thomson Reuters.
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Amid an increasingly competitive landscape, Microsoft has pinned its hopes for personal computer sales on the launch of its new Windows 8 system.
So far, tech earnings results have been mixed. On Tuesday, IBM (IBM) earnings and revenue exceeded Wall Street's expectations while Apple (AAPL) fell short of revenue forecasts on Wednesday, sending the already bruised stock even lower in trading on Thursday.
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