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Record quarterly revenue for Microsoft

Microsoft Corp has announced record second-quarter revenue of $19.95 billion for the three-month period that ended on 31st December. Operating income was $8.17 billion and net income was $6.63 billion.

Sales of the Kinect sensor – and associated Xbox sales – drove a 55% growth in revenue for Microsoft’s Entertainment & Devices Division.

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A week of industry news and an interview with giffgaff

This week’s podcast is packed with a wide variety of mobile industry news, from quarterly results and boardroom changes to dodgy advertising and smartphones in space.

We talk about Google’s new CEO, Microsoft’s mystery data, Huawei’s legal action, Apple’s downloads and Facebook’s feature phone app.

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Microsoft offers partial explanation for mystery Windows Phone 7 data usage

Unexpectedly high data usage from some Windows Phone 7 smartphones has been acknowledged by Microsoft, although the company hasn’t given many details.

Some customers have reported 'phantom data' usage exceeding 1GB per month.

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Synchronising Microsoft Outlook with an Android phone

Mark Bridge writes:

I've previously talked about my Google Nexus S and the challenges of synchronising it with Microsoft Outlook. Well, more like the problem of finding anything that'll do the job.

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24 hours with the Google Nexus S: part two

Mark Bridge writes:

So there I was with my Nexus S, a cup of tea and the challenge of synchronising calendar, contacts, tasks and notes from Microsoft Outlook. I’d found Syncdroid.net and its list of suggestions… and then an email arrived on my phone from the ‘Android Team’

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