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Diving Below the Surface: Here’s All the Microsoft Q4 Charts and More to Peruse

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As was reported earlier today by Microsoft, it was a tough Q4 for the tech giant.

Along with a $900 million writedown for its Surface RT tablet, Microsoft had bad numbers all over the place. New CFO Amy Hood tried to explain it all in a call with Wall Street analysts, but here are all the actual releases from the company for you to peruse.

I’m warning you, it’s not pretty — but, then, massive changes in an established business seldom are:

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SlidesFY13Q4

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work