Nick Carr has a really cool perspective on Microsoft and Google‘s recent earnings reports: Microsoft’s growth, in just the last three months, is a billion dollars higher than Google’s entire sales for the quarter. Kinda makes you wonder what kind of idiots keep calling Microsoft “dead”.
Of course, even Microsoft’s growth pales in comparison to Google’s, which posted a 66% rise in sales in the quarter, from $1.5 billion to $2.5 billion. But Google is still, of course, a much smaller business, and it’s worth noting that the $1 billion that it added to its sales is a fraction of the $3.5 billion that Microsoft added. To put it another way, the increase in Microsoft’s sales during the quarter is greater than Google’s total sales – by far ($3.5 billion vs. $2.5 billion).
(via Alex Barnett)