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Writer — TechCrunch
Covers:  Windows, Acquisitions, Microsoft, Earnings, Policy, Startups, Funding, Technology
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Sundar Pichai’s Ascension At Google Could Herald New Platform Unification — In a sweeping transfer of power, Google CEO Larry Page will bequeath operational leadership of a host of core products to his lieutenant Sundar Pichai. Pichai, a well-known Google executive, will add control of Google+, search, maps, infrastructure and ads to his portfolio, which already includes Chrome's browser and operating system efforts, Google Apps and Android.

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Amazon Tanks 10% After Reporting Larger Than Expected Third Quarter Loss — Amazon reported lower than expected revenue in its third quarter, and a larger than expected loss. Analysts expected the company to lose $0.74 on revenue of $20.84 billion. Instead, Amazon lost $0.95 per share on revenue of $20.58 billion. That per-share loss works out to a net loss for the firm of $437 million.

FarmVille Is The Worst Game Of All Time - I Am Offended By Its Popularity — FarmVille is an affront to my senses, and my dignity. The game is an utter wash, to put a dull point on it. I decided to take it upon myself and try the game, so that everyone who is avoiding it like the plague can figure out if they are making the right move.

Microsoft Up 3% After Reporting Better Than Expected FQ1 Revenue Of $23.20B, EPS Of $0.54 — After gaining more than 1 percent in regular trading, Microsoft reported its fiscal first quarter (2015) earnings: Revenue totaled $23.20 billion in the period, leading to profits of $0.54 per share. Analysts had expected Microsoft to report $22.02 billion in revenue, and earnings per share of $0.49 to $0.50.

Surface Revenue, Redux — In about an hour, Microsoft will release the results of its most recent quarter, the first quarter of its fiscal 2015. The company is expected to report revenue of $22 billion, and earnings per share between $0.49 and $0.55, depending on which set of averaged estimates you trust.

Apple’s Huge Q4: $42.1 Billion In Revenue, $8.5 Billion In Profit — Today after the bell, Apple reported its fiscal fourth quarter financial performance, including revenue of $42.1 billion, and earnings per share of $1.42. Analysts had expected Apple to report profit of $1.31 per share, on revenue for the period of $39.85 billion.

Here’s What You Need To Know From Microsoft’s Cloud Event — Today in San Francisco, Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella and his lieutenant Scott Guthrie detailed the status of their company's cloud efforts, breaking out a few growth metrics, and announcing several new features that they hope will spur growth. Microsoft is hellbent to be a winner in the cloud space.

Microsoft Wants You To Doodle As You Scoot — If you own a Windows Phone, and you use Skype, and you are willing to update the Skype app on your Windows Phone, and you want to update the Skype app on your Windows Phone so that you can use the new Skype for Windows Phone feature, today is a pretty good day.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Dishes On The Cloud, Gender Inequality In Tech And Piracy-As-Freemium — After recently managing to stuff two feet into his mouth at the same time, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella stopped by CNBC for a wide-ranging interview covering not only his recent comments on women in the workplace, but also his company's bets on the cloud, and how Microsoft has long had an implicitly freemium business model.
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