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Microsoft’s Earnings Provide Fresh Proof That the LinkedIn Deal Is Paying Off

Microsoft’s Earnings Provide Fresh Proof That the LinkedIn Deal Is Paying Off

By just about any measure, Microsoft’s (MSFT) $26.2 billion purchase of LinkedIn is looking pretty good right now. The software giant’s June quarter earnings report provides fresh proof. Microsoft disclosed LinkedIn’s revenue rose 37% annually for the second quarter in a row, and totaled $1.46 billion. For comparison, LinkedIn’s revenue grew 23% in its last

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Key Takeaways from Microsoft, Qualcomm, Alibaba and PayPal’s Earnings

Microsoft (MSFT) , Qualcomm (QCOM) and PayPal  (PYPL) all reported after the close on Wednesday (along with Facebook), and Alibaba (BABA) reported on Thursday morning. Alibaba fell sharply, as did PayPal, which has been stung by news that eBay (EBAY) will stop using PayPal as its “primary” payments processor in 2020. Microsoft and Qualcomm have

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