Kara Swisher

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The Anti-Nokia-Yahoo Charts: The Microsoft-Shoots-Scores-in-Q4 Data

Microsoft has a lot to crow about in its fourth-quarter earnings today, including a 30 percent jump in profits and strong overall revenue growth in its many divisions.

It is sure a lot better than what Yahoo and Nokia turned in this week in their quarterly results.

Here’s all the charts and other data to peruse before I start liveblogging the Microsoft conference call with Wall Street analysts at 2:30 pm PT:

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik