Microsoft financial breakdown: How the company makes its money.
Microsoft Has a New CEO—Here's How It Makes Money
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Feb. 4 2014 11:50 AM

How Microsoft Makes Money

Not my problem anymore, guys.

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Microsoft, as expected, has named Satya Nadella as its new CEO. He'll take over a company that is simultaneously extraordinarily successful and somewhat troubled.

This excellent graphic from Financial Times illustrates that tension by breaking down how Microsoft makes money:



Windows is in decline, Xbox is tiny, but Office is doing better than ever as a business, and the servers division that Nadella runs is growing. Can he grow servers faster than Windows declines? Can he turn the tiny Xbox into a meaningful hardware business? What will he do with Bing?

Matthew Yglesias is the executive editor of Vox and author of The Rent Is Too Damn High.

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