CNBC's Josh Lipton asks LA Clippers owner and former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, about his passion for the LA Clippers, as well as his opinions on CEO Satya Nadella's management at Microsoft.» Read More
All you can say is 'wow!' Not in an Apple or Google kind of way, but 'wow,' nonetheless.Microsoft beats the Street by 3 cents a share, coming in with 49 cents instead of the 46 cents that analysts were looking for. That's a staggering 72% year-over-year EPS jump. Topline growth also soared past expectations. Microsoft reported $14.4 billion in revenue versus the $13.89 billion analysts expected.
Microsoft said on Monday that it sold more than 20 million Windows Vista licenses in the first month since the operating system's general debut on Jan. 30.
Ballmer spoke at Rockefeller Center in New York to discuss a joint venture between Microsoft and Nortel under which the companies are introducing a raft of products and services aimed at delivering business communications over software and Internet networks.