Looks like I’m Posting a lot about Microsoft lately. Miscrosoft missed analyst estimates and revenues were down 17% and earnings down more than 1.2 billion$ (yes that is billion) as compared to last year.
Maybe Vista is to blame, maybe the bad economy though Intel’s results would indicate otherwise. Every few weeks I hear about something new from Google. I just got invited to Google Voice and recently discovered Google Wave. The only thing new and exciting I’ve heard from MS in the online front is Bing. I did make a post a few weeks back criticizing Microsoft but they did one good thing. Released the Win 7 beta for everyone to try and also establish that it really is not as bad as Vista.
In related news, Amazon posted bad results too. MSFT + AMZN both posting bad results is driving the markets down today but the Dow is still over 9000. A few more bad earnings and we might fall below 9000 once again. A few more good earning and we might stay above for a few months.
If you are looking at investing in one of Amazon or Microsoft after they fall today, my pick would be Amazon.