As we near its close, the second-quarter earnings season featured no shortage of drama for major technology companies. And although there were a few notable exceptions from names like Apple and Baidu -- which are really changing investors' perception -- the overarching theme for tech this quarter could fairly be called "more of the same." And while that's great for investors in some of tech's hottest growth stocks, this quarter also reiterated just how much some of the "old tech" names are struggling as well. In this video, Fool contributor Andrew Tonner looks at some of the more negative moments from earnings season and explains why he thinks the pain might not be over for software giant Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT ) .
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