Profits rise 65% at Microsoft on the back of Vista sales

Apr 26, 2007 | Uncategorized

Q1 profits at Microsoft grew 65% as consumers bought the latest Vista operating system, writes CNET. Net income reached $4.93bn (£2.5bn), from $2.98bn (£1.5bn) in Q1 2006. Revenues increased 32% during the same period to reach $14.4bn (£7.28bn) (from $10.9bn (£5.51bn) in 2006). Advertising revenues during the quarter grew 23% year-on-year as traffic to Microsoft […]

Q1 profits at Microsoft grew 65% as consumers bought the latest Vista operating system, writes CNET. Net income reached $4.93bn (£2.5bn), from $2.98bn (£1.5bn) in Q1 2006. Revenues increased 32% during the same period to reach $14.4bn (£7.28bn) (from $10.9bn (£5.51bn) in 2006). Advertising revenues during the quarter grew 23% year-on-year as traffic to Microsoft sites grew 4%. According to data from Nielsen//NetRatings the three-month average monthly unique audience rose from 113.7m unique visitors in Q1 2006 to 117.8m in Q1 2007.
Microsoft has also announced that it is adding instant message capability to the Xbox 360. From 7th May Windows Live Messenger users on the Xbox 360 will be able to communicate through either an on-screen virtual keyboard or through a USB keyboard. Microsoft are planning to launch a new text-inputting device this Summer for the Xbox 360.
From CNET: http://news.com, 26/04/2007
Microsoft: http://www.microsoft.com

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