Microsoft Beats The Analysts With 17% Jump In Profits For First Three Months Of 2013

The software giant made $6 billion profit in its third quarter of the 2013 financial year. That’s an increase of 17% year-on-year, and is seen as a combination of cost-cutting and changing the way it sells its products to corporate clients.

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My writing career has taken me all round the houses over the past decade and a half--from grumpy teens and hungover rock bands in the U.K., where I was born, via celebrity interviews, health, tech and fashion in Madrid and Paris, before returning to London, where I now live. For the past five years I've been writing about technology and innovation for U.S.