Microsoft fourth quarter boosted by Office, Windows sales

Net income was up 49 percent compared to a year ago

Due to a reporting error, the second paragraph of the story "Microsoft fourth quarter boosted by Office, Windows sales" and its update contained incorrect figures for quarterly net income and the percent increase in quarterly net income. The incorrect percentage figure also appeared in the second headline.

The correct figures are $4.52 billion, an increase of 48 percent. The story has been corrected on the wire and the corrected paragraph follows:

The company announced that net income for the quarter, which ended June 30, was US$4.52 billion, an increase of 48 percent over the same quarter a year prior.

The corrected second headline should read:

Net income was up 48 percent compared to a year ago

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