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Microsoft posts bumper Q4, with Windows, Surface, Azure all up

Ars Technica - 45 min 27 sec ago

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Microsoft has posted the results of the fourth quarter of its 2018 financial year, running up until June 30, 2018. Revenue was $30.1 billion (up 17 percent year-on-year), operating income was $10.4 billion (up 35 percent), net income was $8.8 billion (a rise of 10 percent), and earnings per share were $1.14 (an increase of 11 percent).

This brings the full-year revenue to $110.4 billion (up 14 percent on the 2017 financial year), with operating income of $35.1 billion (up 21 percent) and net income of $16.6 billion, a drop of 35 percent, attributed to the impact of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act's $13.8 billion repatriation tax. Without that, the company would have been looking at a net income of $30.3 billion, up 18 percent on 2017.

Microsoft currently has three reporting segments: Productivity and Business Processes (covering Office, Exchange, SharePoint, Skype, and Dynamics), Intelligent Cloud (including Azure, Windows Server, SQL Server, Visual Studio, and Enterprise Services), and More Personal Computing (covering Windows, hardware, and Xbox, as well as search and advertising). This reporting structure has been retained even though the Windows division has been reorganized with responsibilities split between different groups.

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Boomless speed

BBC Technology News - 1 hour 36 min ago
Three firms are vying to be the first to reintroduce commercial supersonic flight in the next decade.

The robot that cares for your plants and other news

BBC Technology News - 1 hour 44 min ago
BBC Click's Jen Copestake looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week.

Facial recognition helped identify suspects in Novichok poisoning case - CNET

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 46 min ago
The controversial tech may be useful in chasing criminals.

Boffins mix AI and chemicals to create super-fast lab assistant

The Register - 1 hour 49 min ago
Faster than human boffins, and hopefully more reliable

Machine learning can help robots perform chemistry experiments faster than fleshy boffins, according to research published in Nature.…

The 5,000% price hike that made Martin Shkreli infamous is no longer paying off

Ars Technica - 1 hour 49 min ago

Enlarge / NEW YORK - AUGUST 4: Shkreli was found guilty on three of the eight counts involving securities fraud and conspiracy to commit securities and wire fraud. (credit: Getty | Drew Angerer)

Martin Shkreli’s former pharmaceutical company lost more than $1 million in the first quarter of 2018 amid waning sales of the drug made famous by Shkreli’s more than 5,000-percent price increase. That’s according to financial documents recently reviewed by Stat.

Vyera Pharmaceuticals, formerly known as Turing Pharmaceuticals, had brazenly maintained Shkreli’s despised price hike of the drug Daraprim, which treats relatively rare parasitic infections that often strike babies and HIV/AIDS patients. As founder and CEO of Turing, Shkreli bought the rights to the cheap, off-patent drug and—without any generic competitors—abruptly raised its price from $13.50 a pill to $750 a pill in the fall of 2015.

The move was wildly unpopular (to say the least) and attracted intense public scrutiny to the country’s quickly escalating drug costs. But it was a lucrative decision for Turing and later Vyera—at least until recently.

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Confirmed: 2018 MacBook Pro keyboard resists dust -- to a point - CNET

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 58 min ago
Even though Apple told us differently.

Report: Why Amazon crashed on Prime Day and how it responded - CNET

cNET.com - News - 2 hours 2 min ago
The company couldn't handle the surge in traffic during its biggest shopping event.

Watch the first Titans trailer hold nothing back at Comic-Con 2018 - CNET

cNET.com - News - 2 hours 12 min ago
Get your first look at DC’s latest Teen Titans adaptation, coming exclusively to its streaming platform.

New Doctor Who era will be more inclusive, cast says at Comic-Con - CNET

cNET.com - News - 2 hours 13 min ago
At Comic-Con 2018, the Doctor Who cast and showrunners emphasize this Doctor is for everyone.

Comic-Con 2018: All things DC, from Aquaman to Wonder Woman - CNET

cNET.com - News - 2 hours 15 min ago
With Marvel having a relatively minor presence at San Diego Comic-Con 2018, it was DC's time to shine.

Facebook reportedly touted Trump campaign as an ‘innovator’ - CNET

cNET.com - News - 2 hours 17 min ago
CEO Mark Zuckerberg also called Donald Trump after the election to congratulate him on his win, a report from BuzzFeed says.

CNET Member Asks: Would you consider a BlackBerry phone today? - CNET

cNET.com - News - 2 hours 34 min ago
Longtime BlackBerry user and CNET member Nate650 wants to know whether or not you would consider using a BlackBerry phone today.

Acquisition Galvanize'd: Code bootcamp Hack Reactor eyed up by hungry tech trainers

The Register - 2 hours 34 min ago
Enterprise is the new green among programming retreats

Galvanize – a for-profit tech training biz headquartered in Denver, USA – said today it plans to acquire Hack Reactor, a San Francisco-based code bootcamp provider, for an undisclosed sum.…

Clone Wars remains Star Wars prequel era's saving grace 10 years later - CNET

cNET.com - News - 2 hours 36 min ago
Commentary: There are just so many reasons why there's a special anniversary panel at Comic-Con all about the CGI show.

Comic-Con 2018: Star Trek Discovery costumes, weapons and art - CNET

cNET.com - News - 2 hours 39 min ago
Brace yourself for Star Trek Discovery's second season with a look back at some (spoiler-filled) costumes from the Mirror Universe and beyond.

Doctor Who: Season 11 release date, trailer, plot details and more - CNET

cNET.com - News - 2 hours 48 min ago
There's a new season on the way with a new Doctor. Here's what you need to know and what to expect.

How Facebook operations got 10 times faster while getting 10 times bigger - CNET

cNET.com - News - July 19, 2018 - 10:53pm
Turns out it's hard to run a social network with 2.2 billion people.

Attackers used phony Microsoft site to target 2018 political candidates - CNET

cNET.com - News - July 19, 2018 - 10:50pm
But Microsoft says it saved the day.

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