• fakhre alam

    eventually microsoft will fail and finally google will buy it

    • Ammar Malik

      Eventually Google will fail and Apple will buy it. Eventually Apple will fair and Zardari will buy them all.

      • Azeem Ullah Hasan

        Even I thought that was funny.

      • Fight maker

        nice joke

      • Google Got Motorola just now .. they don’t need Nokia ….

    • Douche

      Funny, Seems like you don’t know anything about tech industry.

      Microsoft posses a revenue over $77-80 Billion whilst Google only earns half of it.

      • Ammar Malik

        $77 billion? Let’s not get carried away.

        • Shahid Saleem

          He is only slightly wrong. When comparing profit, he’s 100% right.

          In 2012 financial year, Microsoft had revenue of $77.85 Billion. Yes, that means they are earning over $200 MILLION EVERY DAY on average. After removing operational expenses, taxes, etc. their profit was $21.86 Billion.

          For comparison, 2012:

          Google revenue $50.18B, profit $10.74B.
          Facebook revenue $5.09B, profit $53M
          Apple revenue $156.51B, profit $41.73B.

          Just go to Google finance, type in the name of the company, and click on “financials” on the left side of the page. Then, click on “Annual”.

          So, Google’s profit is about half of Microsoft’s, last year.

          • fragsack

            funny you are comparing a software company to a hardware+software company

            • Shahid Saleem

              Almost all of Google’s and Facebook’s revenue comes from software, not hardware: mostly from services they provide, not from software they sell. I very much doubt also that Microsoft makes a lot of money from selling wireless Natural keyboards and mouses.

              Seems like your sack needs defragging.

              • Saad Durrani

                For Microsoft, there are a lot of things to sell. There is Xbox, Windows and Office. So, they can make slightly more.

              • fragsack

                ‘I very much doubt also that Microsoft makes a lot of money from selling wireless Natural keyboards and mouses.’ what year is it? 1940? they dont only sell keyboard and mouse what about the other products like xbox/Microsoft surface?

                • Shahid Saleem

                  Surface is a failure. As of July this year, Microsoft has already lost (no profit) $900 MILLION on Windows RT tablets. I don’t know about Windows 8 tablets but they cut prices for that too which implies it’s not exactly making money for them.

                  As for Xbox, the idea is that Microsoft sells the consoles at a loss and makes up money from lisensing for game development. In fact, I am not sure they are even making profit there. Google for a report that is titled “Microsoft’s Xbox division has lost nearly $3 billion in 10 years” And on Microsoft’s own financials website, for 2012, they made this revenue (in Millions of dollars):

                  Windows & Windows Live Division $18,373
                  Server and Tools $18,686
                  Online Services Division $2,867
                  Microsoft Business Division $23,991
                  Entertainment and Devices Division $9,593

                  Profit for entertainment and devices division was just $364 million. So yes, final answer: Microsoft makes money from software, not from tablets or tables or consoles.

                  Remember, hard facts are always better than supposing things. Always search for facts.

      • fakhre alam

        actually u dont know something. microsoft does not keep useless things

        • Shahid Saleem

          I have repeatedly proven you wrong. The facts do not agree with what you “know”

          • fakhre alam

            loser ignored>

    • Husnain Ashfaq

      It was joke i suppose. No more Linux phones that means :( from Nokia

  • I think we had it coming , Now MS has better controll over the Hardware along with the OS so we can expect BIG things , Developers who were reluctant in app development for MS now may get a sense of security and try to develop more apps because they know MS is on the back of this whole thing so again better control … so hoping for the best .. but it is sad to see a company Like Nokia taken over such like that … [atleats the devices unit which we are concerned of any way … ]

    • Saad Durrani

      I guess Microsoft did that earlier and failed. The first Xbox was lukewarm. Zune failed, Kin failed, and Surface failed. Hence, hoping for the best is like dreaming for utopia in this sad case of Microsoft’s trying to capitalize on Mobile OS market.