Like clockwork, every time Microsoft has released its quarterly earnings for the past few years, the stories about Bing being an endless money pit have appeared. (We've written more than a few of these on ZDNet ourselves.)
But Microsoft's massive investments in building Bing's datacenter infrastructure are now behind the company, said Dave O'Hara, the chief financial officer for Microsoft's Applications and Services Group. O'Hara answered questions about Microsoft's online services strategy on a December 19 investor call organized by UBS analyst Brent Thill.
Starting about six years ago, O'Hara said, Microsoft … Read more