Posted to Ben Finklea's blog on January 26th, 2007

Microsoft Web Business Posts $291M Loss for 2006

Microsoft Corp. today announced record revenue of $12.54 billion for the quarter ended December 31, 2006. But, read a little further and you'll see that their "Online Services Business" actually posted quite a loss, $155M for the quarter and $291 for calendar 2006.

It's also interesting to note that their share of the search market has been steadily declining. While I would never write off Microsoft (you can never write off a company with $45 Billion in the bank), it will be interesting to see if they turn things around. As it stands, they should continue to become less and less relevant to your SEO efforts.