yeah, driving your partner(s) away is a slick maneuver. (-;
"Yahoo earnings and revenue miss expectations"
" Yahoo reported first-quarter earnings and revenue that missed Wall Street's expectations on a stalling display ad business.
The tech giant said Tuesday after the bell that its first-quarter adjusted earnings came in at 15 cents per share on $1.04 billion in revenue. Analysts had expected Yahoo to report earnings of about 18 cents per share on $1.06 billion in revenue, according to a consensus estimate from Thomson Reuters."
that's why they renegotiated their exiting contract to cut bing use in half and to get out from under web ad sales.
the mutual ability to terminate the agreement by either party is just another sign of how things are going.
yeah, they are as clever as you. (-;
they lost half of the yahoo search results, reducing, not increasing, their share of search, and they now have to sell all the advertising themselves while yahoo can pick any search engine(s) they want to use for half of their queries (search-aggregation stylie) and can lay off the sales staff and focus on other things that are deemed more important to the company.
in two or three years you will still be saying the same nonsensical things you have been all along. your challenge is to find any posible way to be wronger than you already are. big task. are you up for it?
fail at reading this too!
no they don't.
and no, they won't.
and the earnings reports [do and will] clearly show that, which you cannot refute, only deny. do:)
and of course, due to your nature, you will never run out of excreta to throw.
unless you start to re-ingest it all.
that truly is a zero reply! X-D
and you forgot to post your  accountant/detective/medical credentials to support your totally false assertion(s).
which just confirms that if you can read -- and there is no proof that someone didn't read it to you -- that you can't understand.
msft's [quoted] $5.5 billion figure isn't just for azure, which is in the range of $500 to $700 mio. at the low end and $900 mio. to $1 billion for the higher estimates.
amazon's figure is just for a.w.s.
it's really simple. just not as simple as you.
"Microsoft's Azure cloud revenue is about one-tenth the size of Amazon's, says analyst"
now you are just, typically as well as apparently unwittingly, tossing excreta at the news.
why aren't you home already? (-;
you seem to have been focused on your post here and missed the two posts i provided to your question.
try tunneling up to where the info is. (-;
same old against-everything-non-fannish wallyball; can't tell what's going on but will just throw lumps -- from his available and ample supply of excreta -- at it if he feels threatened/exposed.
article at the msft web site:
"Microsoft to acquire Nokia’s devices & services business, license Nokia’s patents and mapping services"
"REDMOND, Washington and ESPOO, Finland – Sept. 3, 2013 – Microsoft Corporation and Nokia Corporation today announced that the Boards of Directors for both companies have decided to enter into a transaction whereby Microsoft will purchase substantially all of Nokia’s Devices & Services business, license Nokia’s patents, and license and use Nokia’s mapping services.
Under the terms of the agreement, Microsoft will pay EUR 3.79 billion to purchase substantially all of Nokia’s Devices & Services business, and EUR 1.65 billion to license Nokia’s patents, for a total transaction price of EUR 5.44 billion in cash. Microsoft will draw upon its overseas cash resources to fund the transaction."
more details in the article.
as usual tho, when i quote it it's no longer true [like when they published it.]
and here is a quote from the mapdata services web site that i just turned up:
" Microsoft has been using MapData Services’ quality data products within its Bing Maps platform since 2002. Our ongoing relationship with Microsoft led to MapData Services' appointment as a Certified Partner and Australasian reseller of Bing Maps in November 2007."
so that's 4 so far ...