SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — Microsoft released a dismal fourth-quarter earnings report Thursday, which missed estimates partly due to poor PC sales.
The reality is that PC sales are on the decline. If you look at Gartner’s technology research, every quarter it just keeps going down. Every company that wants to succeed in the PC business has to branch out successfully into other things like tablets and phones.
Microsoft still has a good franchise for Windows, which still makes money and is not hemorrhaging (Microsoft Office is making money too), but it’s not getting the revenue that they once got as they had expected.