“When it comes to quarterly earnings reports, Microsoft (MSFT) and Google (GOOG) can be tough acts to follow,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune. “Not this quarter.”
“Wounded each in their own way by the shift from desktop to mobile computing, both companies reported disappointing earnings Thursday, and their shares fell sharply in after-hours trading — Google by $37.81 (-4.15%) and Microsoft by $2.23 (-6.29%),” P.E.D. reports. “Apple (AAPL) is up next, and despite the many wounds it’s suffered over the past months, it may be — paradoxically — in the best shape of the three.”
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