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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:

PressReleaseFY13Q4

FinancialStatementFY13Q4

SlidesFY13Q4

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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