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Earnings Release FY14 Q2
Prior year Halo 4 launch impacts comparison
Currently over 3.5 million Office 365 Home Premium subscribers
Search advertising revenue up 34%
Bing U.S. market share at 18.2%, up 190 basis points
Xbox LIVE transactional revenue up >25%

D&C Other revenue decreased $206 million or 10%, due mainly to decreased revenue from first-party video games, offset in part by an increase in online advertising revenue. First-party video games revenue decreased $291 million or 58%, due mainly to the release of Halo 4 in the second quarter of fiscal year 2013. Online advertising revenue increased $59 million or 6%. Search advertising revenue increased 34%, due primarily to increased revenue per search resulting from ongoing improvements in ad products and higher search volume, offset in part by lower display advertising revenue, which was down 32%, due mainly to a decline in Outlook.com advertising revenue.

D&C Other gross margin decreased $455 million or 51%, due to a $249 million or 22% increase in cost of revenue as well as lower revenue. D&C Other cost of revenue grew, due mainly to a $165 million or 29% increase in online advertising cost of revenue, reflecting greater investment in online infrastructure and higher traffic acquisition costs. D&C Other cost of revenue also increased due to higher resale transaction costs.

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RESULTS (in millions, except percentages)
Q214 Q213 Change
Revenue $ 1,793 $ 1,999 (10)%
Gross Margin $ 431 $ 886 (51)%
FY14 Earnings Release Schedule
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