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Microsoft’s financial results are uneven, the PC industry is showing a slowdown

Microsoft released its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2022 last night, and while they look pretty good on paper, if we dig into the details, we can see the crisis the PC industry is going through. Windows and PC sales fell nearly 40%, explaining the massive layoffs. Microsoft is doing well The fourth calendar quarter of 2022 was very uneven for Microsoft. Although revenue was up slightly (2%) from the previous year to $52.7 billion, net profit fell significantly, down 12% to $16.4 billion. However, if you read…

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Artificial intelligence and productivity apps drive Microsoft’s revenue to $52 billion

Image: video playback Microsoft ended the fourth quarter of 2022 (the second quarter of its fiscal year) with revenue of $52.7 billion, up 2% from $51.7 billion a year earlier. On the other hand, operating profit fell by 8%, from $22 billion in the same period of 2021 to $20 billion. Net income also fell, 12%, from $18.7 billion to $16.5 billion. The result was seen as positive by the financial market this Tuesday, the 24th. Microsoft stock, which closed the Nasdaq trading session at US$242, down 0.22%, rose 4.5%…

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Google and Nvidia are not happy with Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision

Google and Nvidia were contacted by the American authorities. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard. It is about several companies that oppose the transaction. According to Bloomberg News, both companies expressed concern about the takeover because of the advantages, like Microsoft can gain in the cloud, subscription and mobile game markets. Google and Nvidia will do the same to Sony, which has previously tried to block the transaction. Google and Nvidia have expressed concern over Microsoft’s takeover of Activision, further fueling the government’s case against the…

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Google and NVIDIA together with Sony. The companies join forces opposing Microsoft’s takeover of Activision Blizzard

Not just Sony anymore. Google and NVIDIA join opponents of Microsoft’s takeover of Activision Blizzard. Activision Blizzard has divided the entire industry. The acquisition by Microsoft is not welcome While we’ve known about Microsoft’s record-breaking purchase of Activision Blizzard for nearly $70 billion for a very long time, the deal hasn’t always been done, and Sony has been playing a very important role in this, all the time. trying to prove that such an acquisition would create too much of a monopoly in this market. The Japanese company is afraid…

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Xbox Series X vs. Xbox Series S: Microsoft’s console comparison

In the current generation, Microsoft offers gamers two consoles: Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. What is the difference between the two devices and what do you need to know about them? Microsoft boldly entered the ninth generation of consoles by offering two console models at the same time. Xbox Series X is the most powerful console in the Redmond giant’s portfolio, but it also appeared on the market at the same time financial variant. Xbox Series S. Smaller, cheaper, weaker — but it offers what gamers have come…

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Report: Microsoft’s offer to Sony also includes rights to sell Call of Duty on PlayStation Plus

A new report has revealed that Microsoft has also offered Sony the right to put Call of Duty on its PlayStation Plus subscription service as it continues to try to convince regulators to approve its proposed $69 billion merger with Activision. One of the biggest concerns about the big deal is the possibility of Microsoft pulling Call of Duty from its competitors. Sony is talking a lot about this, and even the UK CMA has expressed the same concern. The software giant has repeatedly assured regulators, Sony and the public…

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Microsoft’s idea failed twice. The company is trying it for the third time

Microsoft Surface Duo 3 is the company’s new idea to conquer the market. It’s just that most people don’t know that there was a #2 model somewhere along the way. If we look at companies like Samsung or Apple, we can clearly see that their portfolio is evolving, adapting to what consumers want. Of course, this also means that not everyone is always happy with the changes that are introduced in each successive series of devices. If someone liked small smartphones, they will not be happy about the burial of…

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Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision isn’t that easy. The FTC will intervene

Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision should have been easy. None of these things. The Federal Trade Commission enters the action, which does not like the monopolistic tendencies of the American giant. The case of the acquisition of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft has been going on for several months. The 70 billion that the American technology giant wants to spend on a studio known for such brands as Diablo or Call of Duty is impressive – especially since we don’t often hear about such sums in the world of video games. Both…

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Time to crash with Microsoft’s Kinect?

Microsoft’s Kinect motion-sensing platform was revolutionary when it launched, and it’s still impressive to see it in action now, if you’re not in your living room 24/7. But the announcements about how Kinect will be used on Xbox One make for strange reading for many gamers, even those who can’t quite pinpoint what’s in the way of Microsoft’s plans. In short, widespread reports say that for the Xbox One feature to work, the Kinect sensor would need to be plugged in and always on. This was in line with previous…

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The Elder Scrolls 6 is only a ‘mid-sized’ game in Microsoft’s eyes

What do you think of when you think ‘mid-sized game’? Maybe, if you’re thinking in terms of scale and budget, label something like Plague Tales: Requiem or Wicked West as ‘mid-sized’. After all, they come from a publisher that likes to boast about the benefits of a double-A game. Or maybe you’re more specific – maybe you label an indie that’s gone big as ‘mid-sized’; No Man’s Sky, Fall Guys, Among Us. That’s all we know about the game so far. You wouldn’t think that any of Bethesda’s RPGs (Fallout,…

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