Microsoft Touts Some Additional Numbers


Microsoft Corporation corporate VP of corporate communications Frank X. Shaw wrote a blog post on the official Microsoft Blog that touts some of the latest numbers around the company’s products and benchmarks against Apple and Google. Below are some of the numbers:

Windows OS:
– 150 million Windows 7 licenses sold.
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Tablets vs. Netbooks:
– Projected iPad sales for 2010: 7.1 million
– Projected netback sales in 2010: 58 million
– Projected PC sales in 2010: 355 million
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Netbooks OS:
– <10% of U.S. netbooks running Windows in 2008
– 96% of U.S. notebooks running Windows in 2009
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Windows Azure:
– Number of paying customers that run on Windows Azure in November 2009: 0
– Number of paying customers running on Windows Azure in June 2010: 10,000
– Number of students and teachers using Microsoft cloud productivity tools in the Kentucky public school system: 700,000
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Subscribers:
– The total number of subscribers in 25 U.S. daily newspapers: 16 million
– Total number of Netflix subscribers: 14 million
– Total number of Xbox Live subscribers: 23 million
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Number of customer downloads of the Office 2010 beta before the launch: 9 million

Number of new Bing search users over the last year: 21.4 million
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Smartphones:
– Global iPhone sales in Q1 2010: 8.8 million
– Nokia smartphone sales in Q1 2010: 21.5 million
– Total smartphones global sales in Q1 2010: 55 million
– Projected global smartphone sales in 2014: 439 million
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CRM:
– Number of years it took Salesforce.com to reach 1 million paid user milestone: 9 years
– Number of years it took Microsoft Dynamics CRM to reach 1 million paid users: 6 years
– Chance that Salesforce.com CEO will mention Microsoft in a speech, interview, or blog post: 100%
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Number of users:
– GMail: 173 million
– Yahoo!: 284 million
– Windows Live Mail: 360 million
– Active Windows Live Messenger users global: 299 million
– IM services rank for Windows Live Messenger: 1
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Net Income:
– Apple net income for fiscal year ending Sept. 2009: $5.7 billion
– Google net income for fiscal year ending December 2009: $6.5 billion
– Microsoft net income for fiscal year ending June 2009: $14.5 billion
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Revenues:
– Microsoft revenue FY2000: $23 billion
– Microsoft revenue FY2009: $58.4 billion

[TechNet]

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