Quarterly earnings season is an opportunity to look behind the scenes of the largest tech companies in the world, to see how they’re actually doing. This week brought a windfall of earnings reports and insights into the business results of Microsoft, Amazon, Expedia, T-Mobile and other companies that we cover regularly.
On this episode of the Week in Geek, we explain the underlying trends and big takeaways. Listen to the episode below, or download the MP3, and continue reading for links to everything we discuss.
- Microsoft boosts profits by 16% even as LinkedIn drags on bottom line
- Microsoft’s commercial cloud run rate tops $15B as Azure revenue soars
- Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella outlines cloud computing strategy for Wall Street
- Why Microsoft’s Surface hardware revenue fell 26% in the latest quarter
- Amazon beats Wall Street expectations for 1st quarter, CEO Jeff Bezos touts efforts in India
- AWS revenue up 42 percent to $3.66 billion in Q1 2017, operating income reaches $890 million
- Is this ‘as good as it gets’ for Amazon? Analyst downgrades stock after strong quarter
- Starbucks sees continued growth in mobile order and payment features in quarterly earnings
- Starbucks gives baristas new tablets to manage congestion caused by mobile order-ahead service
Final Segment: ‘The Random Channel’
- Hey, fancy pants, these $425 Nordstrom jeans with fake mud will make you look like a harder worker
- Chew on this: Portland Gum Wall may mimic gross Seattle landmark, and some say that idea blows
— Mike Murphy (@mcwm) April 27, 2017