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Tech giants see mixed quarterly results

While Microsoft and RealNetworks report good news to Wall Street, business management software maker SAP says its results are worse than it warned investors last week.

 

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Although the earnings news is good for both Microsoft and RealNetworks, SAP isn't smiling. The business management software maker blames its greater-than-expected fall in profit on lower licensing fees in the United States and Japan and falling revenue from the United Kingdom.

 


SAP profit falls 64 percent
The world's largest business management software maker says its third-quarter profit fell more than previously warned on lower licensing fees.

RealNetworks on the mend, posts first profit
After watching its stock skyrocket since February, the company receives further vindication, climbing into the black for the first time, beating analysts' expectations.

Strong computer sales boost Microsoft's earnings
update Along with posting posting quarterly results that once again top analysts' expectations, the company also says it will release a final version of the much-delayed Windows 2000 operating system before the end of the year.