Microsoft reports Q3 2012 financial results: $16.01 billion in revenue

Microsoft today reported its financial results for the third quarter of 2012, announcing a revenue of $16.01 billion. The number, which is actually a little lower than analyst expectations, comes in with aб═$4.47 billion net income. Microsoft says that Skype usage increased by 58% in the last quarter.

“The launch of Windows 8 is the beginning of a new era at Microsoft. Investments weБ─≥ve made over a number of years are now coming together to create a future of exceptional devices and services, with tremendous opportunity for our customers, developers, and partners.Б─²

Microsoft will be launching its next-generation desktop and mobile operating system platforms this quarter.