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2 Takeaways From Microsoft's Earnings Meltdown

Microsoft's (NASDAQ: MSFT  ) red-hot 2013 hit a major roadblock recently, when its hugely disappointing Q2 earnings announcement sent shares sinking by double digits. To be sure, there wasn't a lot to like in the news out of Redmond, as the company's precarious place in our increasingly mobile future was brought once again into full light. And while Foolish investors know better to focus on a single bad quarter, it's looking more and more like the issues facing the company will probably produce some pretty nasty long-term side effects for the software giant as well. In this video, tech and telecom analyst Andrew Tonner highlights two key themes that point to Microsoft's recent earnings report and what they mean for investors.

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  • Report this Comment On July 28, 2013, at 11:59 AM, don1941t wrote:

    where is the transcript?

  • Report this Comment On July 28, 2013, at 1:40 PM, mc19roy wrote:

    Agree - have little interest in watching the endless videos - good grief Motley Fool, how difficult would it be to give the option to read...

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